Desperate Housewives 8 Seasons 2009

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Season 5
(106) IMDb 7.9/10
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17. The Story of Lucy and Jessie TV-PG CC

Susan tries to impress a teacher who ends up taking it the wrong way; Gabrielle wants Carlos to hire Lynette for her own reasons.

Starring:
Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
March 15, 2009

Available in HD on supported devices.

The Story of Lucy and Jessie

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Season 5

Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Mystery, Comedy
Director Bethany Rooney
Starring Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman
Supporting actors Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria, Nicollette Sheridan, Ricardo Chavira, Doug Savant, Kyle MacLachlan, Dana Delany, Neal McDonough, Shawn Pyfrom, Brenda Strong, James Denton, Charlie Carver, Max Carver, Joshua Logan Moore, Kendall Applegate, Swoosie Kurtz, Kevin Rahm, Lesley Boone
Season year 2009
Network ABC
Executive Producer Matt Berry
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Gotta love those desperate housewives!
Linda M. Ruiz
Part of me still is hoping Season 6 will be as good as it used to... But to be honest, I think Marc Cherry killed his characters early.
N. B. Lambregts
Desperate Housewives Season 5 is as good or better than the previous 4.
Nancy White

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Housewives Connoisseur on June 30, 2009
Format: DVD
I'm having a difficult time understanding why this season is rated so much lower than all the rest. First of all, Desperate Housewives is one of the most consistently good shows on TV and every season is solid. However, season five is special in that it revamped and refreshed the series by beginning five years ahead of where season four left off. This technique provides the viewer with a slew of new storylines:

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.
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25 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Wendy A. Bowers on April 2, 2009
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Prior to purchasing the first four seasons of Desperate Housewives I had never watched any of the episodes on TV. By the commercials I had seen though I had a feeling it would be something I'd like. Recently I've taken the time to watch all four seasons and I'm chomping at the bit now waiting for Season five. I don't know how I'll make it all the way to September!!!

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!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Haggard Jr. on August 23, 2009
Format: DVD
In my opinion, in its first four years on the air, "Desperate Housewives" has had three out of four really good seasons. The first, third, and fourth seasons were excellent. Only the second season wasn't quite as good. So going into the fifth season of this hit show I wondered if it was going to match the greatness of its best years. Sad to say it didn't. The fifth season of "Desperate Housewives" was its weakest season yet. I still liked the fifth season of the show, and I'm giving it 4 stars out of 5 (it falls more under 3 1/2 stars than 4). But I've got a feeling that it might be running out of gas down the road in its later years to come.

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.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Souza on May 20, 2009
Format: DVD
This season was great!!! A lot of twists and turns with all of the cast!!! And a great build up to the season finale, which left me speechless!!! Although Edie was not a main part or the 4 main wives, I will miss her character..And with Bree, Gabby, Lynette, and Susan all getting more cunning and funnier, it makes a great season!!!! A definate must have for ANY DH fan!!!! cant wait to see what season 6 brings!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NY rat on February 9, 2014
Format: DVD
I didn't enjoy season 4 as much as seasons 1-3. But in season 5 it seems they are back with that je ne sais quoi of seasons 1-3. I loved season 5. There seemed to be a coheseveness to it, suspense....loved it. I am on to season 6 now. I started watching housewives in early December past year....it's early Feb....is that abnormal ? :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Omnes on November 8, 2012
Format: DVD
At the fourth season's end, the story fast forwarded five years into the future, and we now see life on Wisteria Lane starting from 2013, one year after the show's last season was on TV. Much has changed for our housewives. Susan has left Mike and raises her son MJ, Bree is a professional caterer with Catherine ever since Orson went to jail and Danielle took back her son, Lynette's children are teenagers, and Gaby's a mommy. As for Edie, well, she is back and for the better for of all the Wisteria Lane characters, she is truthful about who she is, what she wants in life, and she doesn't hesitate in saying it out loud. Not only that, she is married to a new husband whose intentions are not that honest.

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.
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