Desperate Housewives 8 Seasons 2009

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Season 5
(103) 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.

Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
March 15, 2009

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Season 5
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    1. You're Gonna Love Tomorrow Five years into the future - Susan tries to hide her relationship with a new man and Lynette catches her teenage twins engaging in illegal activities.

    TV-PG 44min September 28, 2008
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    2. We're So Happy You're So Happy Gaby tries to salvage what's left of her social stature; Bree must juggle marriage and a career.

    TV-PG 44min October 5, 2008
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    3. Kids Ain't Like Everybody Else Danielle returns to Wisteria Lane and is met with a deluge of criticism.

    TV-PG 44min October 12, 2008
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    4. Back In Business With Bree's cookbook set to launch, Lynette dominates the marketing campaign causing a rift with Bree.

    TV-14 44min October 19, 2008
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    5. Mirror, Mirror All the residents of Wisteria Lane come together to celebrate McCluskey's 70th birthday party.

    TV-PG 44min October 26, 2008
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    6. There's Always a Woman Lynette is concerned Tom is using the garage for more than just band rehearsals.

    TV-14 44min November 2, 2008
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    7. What More Do I Need? Lynette freaks out when Tom reveals Porter is having an affair with an older, married woman.

    TV-14 43min November 9, 2008
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    8. City on Fire A fire breaks out at the White Horse Bar; Lynette confronts Anne about her plans to run away with Porter.

    TV-14 44min November 16, 2008
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    9. Me and My Town Gabrielle is thrilled (and horrified) to learn Carlos could get his sight back; Lynette and Tom try to protect Porter from suspicion while Lynette convinces Anne to move away.

    TV-PG 43min November 30, 2008
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    10. A Vision's Just A Vision Susan and Mike recognize the fate of their relationship.

    TV-PG 44min December 7, 2008
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    11. Home is the Place After meeting Alex's mother, Bree takes extreme action to save her relationship with Andrew and Alex.

    TV-PG 44min January 4, 2009
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    12. Connect! Connect! Susan and Edie get locked in a basement together and learn things about each other; Lynette stages an accident to entice Porter out of hiding.

    TV-PG 45min January 11, 2009
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    13. The Best Thing That Ever Could Have Happened The Ladies of Wisteria lane gather for a typical evening of poker, gossip and comfort food after the death of their local handymand, Eli.

    TV-PG 44min January 18, 2009
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    14. Mama Spent Money When She Had None Lynette finds herself torn between fiscal help from Bree and her morals around friends and money; Susan confronts Mike on his financial contributions to MJ's education.

    TV-PG 44min February 8, 2009
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    15. In a World Where the Kings are Employers Susan gets a job to provide for MJ - but becomes angry and jealous when Mike lets Katherine babysit him; Lynette wants Tom to sell the pizzeria.

    TV-PG 44min February 15, 2009
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    16. Crime Doesn't Pay Susan, Katherine and Mike struggle to find common ground as Katherine and Mike get set to move in together; Bree confronts Orson on his stealing habits.

    TV-PG 44min March 8, 2009
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    17. The Story of Lucy and Jessie Susan tries to impress a teacher who ends up taking it the wrong way; Gabrielle wants Carlos to hire Lynette for her own reasons.

    TV-PG 44min March 15, 2009
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    18. A Spark. To Pierce the Dark Bree considers selling her business to save her marriage; Lynette is threatened by her new boss.

    TV-PG 44min March 22, 2009
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    19. Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know The housewives get together and reminisce about Edie.

    TV-PG 44min April 19, 2009
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    20. Rose's Turn While Lynette and Orson keep secrets from Tom and Bree, Katherine makes a confession to Mike, while Susan confides in Dave.

    TV-PG 44min April 26, 2009
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    21. Bargaining Bree is forced to seduce a good lawyer; Jackson comes back into Susan's life and pops the question; Gaby makes a deal with Juanity to test her vanity.

    TV-14 44min May 3, 2009
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    22. Marry Me a Little Bree continues to keep Orson in the dark; Susan and Jackson try to fool the authorities; Katherine won't open up to Mike; a witness to Dave's crimes surfaces.

    TV-PG 44min May 10, 2009
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    23. Everybody Says Don't Gaby runs into a despondent old acquaintance; Tom decides to go back to school, much to Lynette's dismay.

    TV-PG 44min May 17, 2009
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    24. If It's Only In Your Head Orson threatens to blackmail Bree; Dave makes a "friendly" gesture to Susan.

    TV-PG 44min May 17, 2009

Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Mystery, Comedy
Director Bethany Rooney
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
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T.B. Grant TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 5, 2009
Format: DVD
The main ingredients to a memorable and successful TV series are good storytelling, well-drawn characters, (their peculiar and lovable foibles), and that itty-bitty incentive to keep audiences on edge every week. During the fifth season of Desperate Housewives, change was inevitable. The basis for that inescapability this year was the five-year jump into the future. And what a brilliant idea.

Writing for television is an intense, problematical, and always frustrating, weekly endeavor. To keep a series like Desperate Housewives scandalous, witty, dramatic, and afloat, the script writing can never be the same. Especially when the ensemble cast includes highbrow actors and actresses such as Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria Parker, Felicity Huffman, Nicollette Sheridan, and Dana Delany. Not to mention guest stars throughout the five-year run (and counting): the toast of comedy, Lily Tomlin; the incomparable, Dixie Carter; HBO's "Six Feet Under" star, Frances Conroy; film, TV, and theatre actress, Lesley Ann Warren; "Queer as Folk's" star, Gale Harold, and quirky Swoosie Kurtz, who gets a cameo this year in an unforgettable role. The list goes on.

Season four ended with a bang--literally. Katherine Mayfair shot her ex-husband and has since moved on to happier times, as have the other women of Wisteria Lane, hence the five-year jump. On the surface, anyway, life looks bright and forgivable for these women. Until we discover how unhappy people in Fairview really are behind closed doors. To keep audiences tuned in every Sunday night, there is the love triangle between Mike, Susan and Katherine. The script calls for a twisted plan to turn one woman into a wife, and the other a desperate loner.
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