If season five of DH was a novel, I would have been reluctant to read a story with a running mystery about a crazy husband who has revenge on his mind. Its totally uninteresting. However, DH is no book but an Emmy award winning show, so this season the actors had to make up for what the script lacked, which is quite unfortunate because Neale McDonough and Nicollette Sheridan were what the show was depending on.
McDonough plays Dave Williams, Edie's psychotic husband this season and ever since his first appearance, he has spooked me effortlessly. Now that's not a compliment. The man just looks strange and has a way of putting people off, naturally. Also, his acting wasn't believable at all because there's no way that a guy with weird white hair and such a controlled manner of speech could go under the radar. Believe me, I found his presence on the show so ridiculous that it made me want to switch channels and I don't even watch it on tv, I see it online.
This season the writers bravely decided to focus on Wisteria Lane's notorious blond, Eddie Britt. Very bad move. Nicollette Sheridan is great at being the bitch, but much to Eddies dissatisfaction, the show doesn't flow well with her at the center of attention. The problem was with the way her character has been portrayed over the years. There's just no depth. (I know you must be thinking about her son's storyline, but that did not suffice to give her a heart). I only cared about Edie when she was basically being Edie and that is being bad. Its like when Eddie was in danger, or even when she eventually died, I didn't even care.
So with an actor that I hate and a character that I didn't care about, DH cooked a fresh mystery this season, only to disappoint me. But disappointments is not the only thing it brought. The 5 year skip for one thing kept me glued to the seat. It was executed extremely well. Also, Gabrielle's daughter's obesity storyline and Bree's relationship with her son-in-law were fun to watch. To summarize, season 5 has so far been a let down with only a few good moments. Even the 100th episode was lame. (Come on, who cares about a dead handyman and the insignificant revelations his death brings) All I can say now is "DH writers wake up" and make sure that the finale on May 17th keeps me hungry for the next installment.
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