Desperate Housewives 8 Seasons 2009

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Season 5
(107) 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

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The Story of Lucy and Jessie

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A lot of twists and turns with all of the cast!!!
Ryan Souza
Desperate Housewives Season 5 is as good or better than the previous 4.
Nancy White
If you have never watched it before, get the seasons and start!
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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 Kindle Customer on June 28, 2014
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A disappointing season in my opinion. There is an episode about a handyman that is placed in the middle of the season that has no connection to the rest of the plot. The Dave Williams character is great and the acting is excellent but unfortunately the story is drawn out way too much to the point where you are almost relieved when it finally culminates instead of being excited. Other plot lines, such as one of the Scavo son's affair with a married woman pop up and then disappear with a half-assed resolution. The Lynette Scavo character's increased emasculation of her husband, Tom, which was present in previous seasons reaches an annoying pitch as does the Susan character's incessant whining. Perhaps it is frustration over the bad writing but character traits that were an intentional part of the character's makeup for the purpose of the plot development reach the level of annoying and make the characters unlikable. In the past it was obvious that the characters were flawed but they were seldom unlikable. They reach that point in this season. I found myself hoping the villain would kill Susan. I saw season 1 years ago and recently got hooked when, on a whim, I bought season 2 at a discount store. I have since watched seasons 3-5 in rapid succession. This is simply not as good as previous seasons of Desperate Housewives and makes me wonder if I should buy the next season or not. I realize that a writer's strike truncated season 4 and can only wonder if this season was written by scabs hired while the real writers were on strike.
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