The Horrible Mystery of Wisteria Lane

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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Apr 21, 2009 9:09PM EDT

I was surprised to actually like the season 5 jump, but I do agree that certain aspects and episodes have been lame. I feel like eps like the one about the handyman were meant to tell us bits and pieces of the ladies' pasts before the show even started, and also over the 5 years we missed. I felt when the season started that they did a fine job of catching us up, so if they do too many unnecessary flashbacks, I think it'll be too much. I'm hoping the end of the season can pick up and get as dramatic and great as we know DH can be!

Default avatar cat
Apr 25, 2009 1:04PM EDT

Well, i like season 5. Alot of surprises. Never though edie gonna die. But this is my oppinion.

Default avatar cat
May 3, 2009 10:33PM EDT

Honestly,I think that it wouldn't have been a big loss if they ended the show for good after season 4.I wish those folks at ABC would find some kind of balance,either they let shows end too soon with sad/angry fans left behind or they show 'em until nobody -not even big fans- can't stand them anymore.

Default avatar cat
May 8, 2009 11:49AM EDT

I think that compared to One Tree Hill, DH has handled the 5 year gap really well. One Tree Hill used to be amazing, and had me glued to the seat every episode but after the jump its just soppy and sad. DH has kept it interesting and there have been just the right amount of flash backs. Personally I am still enjoying the series but whether or not the writers end the series before it starts to drag is another question.

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