Desperate Housewives: Season 5
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Bonus Features Include: A closer look 5 years later, Miss Piggy takes Wisteria Lane, dialogue between Marc Cherry and Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives evolution of a modern classic, Cherry picked, audio comentaries, bloopers, deleted scenes
Edie's unlikely friend, Mrs. McCluskey (Kathryn Joosten), has her suspicions and enlists her private-investigator sister (Lily Tomlin), not realizing she's made a target of herself. Every season, one Housewife seems to step up as a star, and this time it was probably Longoria, still impossibly self-centered but showing new depth as a frustrated mom. Other guest stars include Frances Conroy as Carlos' too-close client, Steven Weber as Julie Meyer's new boyfriend, Joanna Cassidy as a potential new member of Bree's family, Polly Bergen as Lynnette's mom, Swoosie Kurtz as Susan's coworker, and Beau Bridges as a one-episode handyman named Eli Scruggs. --David Horiuchi
- Deleted Scenes
- Cherry-Picked: Creator Marc Cherry's Favorite Scenes
- "What More Do I Need?" -- A Very Good Read -- A Behind-The-Scenes Look At How The Process Unfolds From Script To Screen
- I Know Things Now: Desperate Housewives Celebrates 100 -- A Look Back At 100 Episodes Of Comedy, Drama And Cake Fights
- So Very Teri -- Wisteria Lane's Favorite Girl Next Door...Funny, Beautiful, And She Does Her Own Stunts
- Audio Commentaries
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Susan: In season five, we find Susan and Mike divorced after a terrible incident tears them apart. Connected through their five year old son, Susan and Mike struggle with old feelings while beginning new relationships, Susan with her much younger house painter and Mike with Katherine Mayfair.
Lynette: Tom and Lynette continue to struggle raising their four children, specifically their teenaged twins Porter and Preston. On top of that, Tom finds himself in a midlife crisis and Lynette discovers the woes of returning to the world of advertising at age 50.
Bree: No longer a mere housewife, Bree is now an established cookbook author and businesswoman, owning her own catering company with Andrew and Katherine by her side. However, success comes with a price as she struggles to maintain her marriage to Orson, now a former convict.
Gabby: The beginning of season five finds Gabby as a harried mother of two young girls; now a house frow, she is far from the glamorous fashion model she once was. When Carlos regains his sight, Gabby and Carlos find themselves at a crossroads as they begin to simultaneously adopt and question their former lifestyle.
Edie: After being banished from Wisteria Lane five years prior, Edie returns with a new husband in tow.Read more ›
This show is different than most, at least to me. I thought it was going to be more of a "Soap Opera" type but it's more of a drama with comic undertones. It'll make you laugh mostly, make you cry sometimes and make you sit there with your mouth hanging open thinking "I can't believe she did that!".
I find this series thoroughly enjoyable and addictive!!
For the most part, "Desperate Housewives" season five is still pretty good. There are plenty of moments that are funny, sexy, and suspenseful. There was nothing wrong with the acting. The regular cast is back and the acting is fine as usual. There was nothing wrong with the presence of Teri Hatcher (Susan), Marcia Cross (Bree), Felicity Huffman (Lynette), Eva Longoria Parker (Gabrielle), Nicolette Sheridan (Edie), and season four newcomer Dana Delany (Katherine) on the screen. Same goes for the other cast members as well. Along the way in season five there were some newcomers. The most notable newcomer to season five was Neal McDonough, who plays Edie's new husband Dave. This character provides most of the story arc to season five which means that this character has a deep dark secret that plays out during the season (quite similar to Dana Delany's character in season four). McDonough is very good here and there's no fault in his character's storyline.
There were other newcomers to season five, and many of the new faces were provided thanks to the five year jump that this show took at the end of season four.Read more ›
Of what hasn't changed, Fairview still has a Season Mystery in which our Housewives are involved, while their own lives get out of control as we see them solving their problems with unethical solutions. However, I think that Marc Cherry, instead of preparing his plotlines with the same care as in the first four seasons, started to lack direction and fresh ideas in his storylines. Indeed, at the first season, Desperate Housewives intrigued me because it was a clever satire/tragicomedy on Suburbia under the covers of a Soap Opera. Which was how the show could be sold according to Cherry. But after the incredible success of the first season, which never happened again during the show's course and went downhill, I felt Marc Cherry wanted to recapture this success by reusing the same plotlines that made the first season a success.
For instance, Lynette learns that one of her sons has sex with the mother of his friend, a mother whose husband beats her. When he is unmasked, her son warns Lynette that if she tells that man the truth, he will leave Lynette's house.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I hadn't watched this show until it went off air and then I decided I had to have it for my own collection. Great show.Published 4 months ago by Nikki Walton
Desperate Housewives was one of my favorite shows so I'm happy to now have the full series. Not thrilled about all the advertisement at the beginning. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Keri
I am a Desperate Housewives addict. I have the whole collection. Quirky with twists.Published 6 months ago by Smoove
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matters 1-5 are in both
Nov 13, 2011 by haha | See all 2 posts
spanish and french subs only
Nov 5, 2009 by V. | See all 3 posts
it better be katherine or I will NOT be watching season Six!
Sep 20, 2009 by Amazon Customer | See all 3 posts
Season 5 didn't come with one.
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is there a difference between the sets except for the bonus disc?
i mean the other seasons all had the see through slipcase does the special edition have it too?
Sep 14, 2009 by TVDVDADDICT | See all 4 posts