Should I?

For years I've sworn to never watch this show, mostly due to the name. I'm a housewife and I'd hate to consider myself desperate and the women on the show are all gorgeous. If THEY'RE desperate what am I? I've always been afraid it would be unrelatable-beautiful women bustling around from one drama to the next, in their beautiful houses, driving their beautiful cars, flirting with beautiful men, etc. But with the winter tv hiatus I find myself searching for a new show and the ratings and fan base for this one keeps bringing me around to reconsidering. So I'm asking you-Anyone familiar with this show please give me your opinion as to why you love/hate it and whether you recommend it.

Thanks =)

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RachelLEditor
Jan 8, 2009 8:01PM EST

Give it a shot; at least the first season. It was pretty entertaining and unique (at the time). It's all the rage now, but I feel like it was one of a few shows at the time it premiered to do the season-long mystery story arc (like what we see in Damages, Dexter, etc.) and do it well.The title is kind of a misnomer anyway...at least as the series progresses.I don't think the show is in any way condescending towards housewives, if that is your concern. All of the women on the series are intelligent, strong, and as you say, beautiful. There's man-candy too...

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Jan 10, 2009 5:19AM EST

You should definately watch it. The show doesn't portray the women as being desperate except for edie britt lol. It's a wonderful show I LOVE it all the seasons are great the only thing about it is that with the newest season that just started they did a 5 year jump and I've found that everything in this new season is very dull and boring and doesnt seem to be leading anywhere and the housewives don't quite seem as fun as they used to be. There is only one episode that has something interesting happens in all the episodes of this new season...So you'll get dissapointed, but every single season before the one that is currently on are Great and keep you interested and wanting to watch the next episode and keeps you on the edge of your seat! :)

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Jan 19, 2009 6:45AM EST

Well it's true, all of them are beautiful and have handsome husbands.... BUT every housewife in the series is struggling sometimes... Some of them with their career, others with their love life, with their children or with their health... in the actual season the prettiest of them (Gabrielle) has chubby children, she's overburdened raising them and, on the top, she's losing her own beauty. So, of course they're not leading a life like a "typical" housewife (if that exists) but a lot of problems they're having are common. I think it's not only the mysteries and the "big things" which happen during the show that makes the series so interesting and successful, but mostly it's the imperfections and the troubles they're having, showing that behind their beauty and intelligence they're just human beings.So I'd think you might give it a shot ;)

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