'Desperate' Getting Desperate?
Maybe it's just me, but I'm starting to wonder if "Desperate Housewives" is suffering from "Twin Peaks" syndrome. Like David Lynch's briefly brilliant series, "Housewives" initially made for compelling television. But now that its central mystery has been solved -- not only can Mary Alice read some mean narration, she also knows her way around a knife -- the show's writers seem unsure where to go.
Hence the increasingly unbelievable storylines for Gabrielle (suddenly she wants John back? Huh?); borderline embarrassing sniping between Edie and Susan; and highly predictable working-mom guilt for Lynette. (I will admit, however, that the rat was pretty funny.)
Despite my frustrations, I plan to stick with the "Housewives" for at least a few more weeks. I suspect that Bree's boring blather will go down much easier with $1 glasses of sangria, which you can get at the "Desperate Housewives" Viewing Party, held every Sunday at La Tasca in Arlington. The sangria is available between 7 and 9; the previous week's episode is shown at 8 and the newest installment can be viewed live at 9.
As for the mystery man stashed in Alfre Woodard's basement, I have no theories. But a huge part of me hopes he turns out to be Agent Cooper.
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