Awww...but Susan's intentions were good! {wink} And, can Edie's shorts get any shorter? I think my fave is Mrs. Hoover though...God, she's a troublemaker! Keep your friends close and your measuring cups closer.

Stacy at October 11, 2004 08:12 AM

Nicolette Sheridan still has the same ass she had in Knots Landing. How do I know? I've been watching reruns on Soap Net. I am such an addict. Too bad her face hasn't held up the same. I'm blaming the makeup because she looked great in her appearance on Will & Grace.

Mrs. Kravit-- I mean Hoover... every neighborhood has a busy-body. And man, is she busy. My theory is SHE wrote the letter. But could it be that obvious?

And the hellspawn make me never ever ever want to have kids. But it was so cute when they did what was right.

Gigamatt at October 11, 2004 08:27 AM

The problem with Lynette is she's inconsistent in her follow-through. Think she'll actually give socks to her three little hellboys for Christmas since they blew her "behave at the wake" threat? Nah.....

Stacy at October 11, 2004 08:33 AM

Yeah, SHE'LL give them socks, but her husband GayMattFromMelrose will give them all the toys in the world.

freakgirl at October 11, 2004 08:39 AM

Sorry...I mistyped...it's Mrs. Huber, not Mrs. Hoover. Now that my ears have finally unplugged this morning, the whole show sounds different as I replay it, LOL!

Stacy at October 11, 2004 08:40 AM

As much as I want to like it, I'm having trouble watching this show. Every commercial break I'm like, "Whew! Thank goodness!" As someone on another site said, the beginning episodes of good shows often start out kind of wooden, so I'm hoping if I stick with it I'll start to like it more. If not, I may have to rely on sites like yours to tell me the big secret of the mystery trunk.

Hayley at October 11, 2004 10:11 AM

My big worry is that Susan will get in trouble for burning down the house. It will be very Martha and she'll lie about it to investigators and go to jail. I adore her, and don't want her going anywhere.

J.Go at October 11, 2004 10:36 AM

One thing really bugs me...if the letter the wives found was "postmarked" on the day that Mary Alice committed suicide, then wouldn't it stand to reason that it would have been received in the days after her death rather than on the actual day? Or am I just nitpicking? Other than this minor detail, I am so loving this show.

Bridgett at October 11, 2004 11:16 AM

That thought crossed my mind as well, Bridgett.

freakgirl at October 11, 2004 11:51 AM

I finally saw the pilot yesterday afternoon and thought it was great. I watched the second episode and thought it was good, but not quite as successful as the first show. That's to be expected because pilots usually get way more time and attention to be perfect. Still, last night's show was clever, wry and very enjoyable. I love the writing. The only thing the show has to avoid is overly punny narration a la Sex In The City. I seem to remember a cringe worthy pun about a tall drink of water when Teri Hatcher spied that guy while pouring a drink. Ech.

b-side at October 11, 2004 12:04 PM

I love this show, especially Teri Hatcher's character. I also thought that Bree was a tad more human in this episode, while still maintaining her efficient, perfect qualities.

and how old is John supposed to be? I can believe college-age.

I can't believe Lynette actually followed her neighbor's advice about dropping the kids on the side of the road. And isn't it dangerous for a baby to be in the front seat? That annoyed me . . .

elizabeth at October 11, 2004 01:10 PM

I think in small towns mail can go that quickly. I only know that because when my wedding invitations went out, some were back the next day with a response!
I like the show, I think the narration is a good way to exposit what needs to be exposited, and I like the characters. Some of the actors are better than others, some of it is unbelievable, but it's really getting there, I think.

Joanne at October 11, 2004 01:45 PM

I knew as soon as the neighbor suggested leaving the kids by the side of the road that Lynette would be threatened with child protective services involvement. She was right to do something drastic, though, the kids are nightmares.
I think some people mentioned this from the first episode, but Susan's daughter is too smart to be realistic or very interesting (it's obviously supposed to be a Gilmore Girls type relationship, but the daughter is too young to be so savvy).

Parker at October 11, 2004 03:38 PM

Yeah, the daughter just mostly sits around giving knowing smiles to everyone. I hope they deepen her character as the season progresses.

freakgirl at October 11, 2004 03:46 PM

I too am disliking the narration. It is too "Sex and the City" down to the constant use of the phrase "And just like that..." I'm not opposed to narration as a rule or anything, I just think in this case it is too derivative.

Rain at October 11, 2004 04:48 PM

I love the narration - some genius on FameTracker said it reminded them of "A Letter to Three Wives", which is one of my favorite movies. It has a very Celeste Holm feeling to it.

Cristiane at October 11, 2004 06:04 PM

As long as I don't have to hear, "I couldn't help but wonder..." - my very least favorite Carrie Bradshaw voiceover.

freakgirl at October 11, 2004 10:14 PM

"I couldn't help but wonder, when it comes to taped boxes floating up to the surface, is it better to be floating up to the top, or drowning in it?" I don't miss that narration of Carrie's at ALL!

Joanne at October 12, 2004 09:06 AM

Cristiane - I thought of "A Letter to Three Wives" while I was watching the series premiere. I'm glad I'm not the only one!

I hope they don't overuse the voice-over. I like it, but in moderation.

elizabeth at October 12, 2004 12:14 PM
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