Desperate Housewives Review: Little To Be Thankful For...

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Unfortunately, “Sorry Grateful” was, indeed, sorry. 

Desperate Housewives delivered a boring episode with no drama or comedy this week, as Thanksgiving gave this critic little to be thankful for - that is, except for the Solis family, who seems able to create drama wherever it goes.

Playing Hosts

Gaby was back in her pre-Madonna role, which we love of course, showcasing her skills for really messing up a good old Mexican holiday by helping to get Hector arrested.  Way to go, Gaby, you may have just cost this family everything, but there is a silver lining: Grace may just be yours after all. 

This lady seems to always have a way of getting things to go her way.

As for the rest of the crew, it was like watching football after a Thanksgiving meal: predictable and not terribly exciting...

I was surprised to see Keith pull out an engagement ring, but really, couldn’t that have happened around some fabulous mashed potato food fight or perhaps a rigorous battle to break the wishbone at the dinner table?  Even Keith’s parents’ performance left me less than interested.

Thanksgiving with Bree

Which brings me to my next question: where is this boring Pleasantville town located anyway?

There's warm weather, apparently, considering the sun never stops shining and everyone is playing outdoors on Thanksgiving in short sleeves.  The trees are entirely green at all times, with no fall colors in sight.  The set is almost was exciting as the script this week, I'm sad to say.

Speaking of predictability, Felicia Tillman - who we called would be Beth’s mother – went crazy over realizing Beth may be falling for her monster villain.  I thought for sure Beth would be a one-stop shop on the show, but it looks like she may just be sticking around for a bit.  At least she’ll bring some excitement at some point.

And finally, Renee... seriously, how long could she have been dancing around in that towel for Tom?  What a narcissist. 

What did everyone else think of the episode?


Editor Rating: 2.0 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.2 / 5.0 (30 Votes)

Amen! I hope she does and dumps that male-bimbo that Keith is. Toyboy fantasy it's just not funny anymore, and now they're talking marriage, it's like a Lifetime movie (the lonely divorcée finds company in the arms of a brainless carpenter, and it's true love forever!) I wish she'd be honest (at least this time, since she had the exact same storyline last year with Karl) and confessed she just wanted to get some but felt guilty cause loveless sex is not christian.
P.S: Susan is back at her annoying self, i liked her better in those immoral adventures of hers, when she stops acting all good and shows us how low she can go to get what she wants for herself and herself only.
Gabby's storyline is surprisingly not soap opera-like, while Lynette has just none, and it's sad cause she's the best actress among them. Just kill a son of hers, it's a terrible thing to say, but that would bring some good dramatic scenes i know she can pull off


I love Beth, she' such an interesting character


This episode was pretty good. I loved the fight between Keith's parents. LOL! :)


I didn't enjoy the episode as well, it was kind of boring.


I really like Bree and Gaby's storylines. For the other characters, I've never been fan of them (Lynnette and Susan) so I really don't care that they are boring. I think Bree and Keith are so well together, they are totally hot!


I like Gaby and Paul Young's storylines. I hate Susan now, she's the biggest cry baby in history. Why can't she be humble, take the nanny job and do it the way Lynette wants her daughter to be raised? Financial problems happen, and she needs to suck up and fix it instead of crying to Lynette every episode.


Im sorry but should't these storyline of Paul been done like 3 season ago I mean come on


i really liked this episode! i don't like susan, being a military wife, i am used to being alone w/ my kids for 1 year PLUS at a time.
i love the paul young storyline. very intriguing! also like the story line w/ gaby and grace. i like them all, except, susan, stop pretending you are supermom!


I liked this epsiode i found it funny, I enjoyed


come on writer get more interesting story lines. I'M GETTING BORED. Tom and Lynnette marriage is not to be tampered with period. Especially with the self absorbed character that Vanessa Williams portrays. The guy Bree is seeing is a new low. Hook her up with the father.this whole relationship is so wrong on every level.

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Desperate Housewives Season 7 Episode 8 Quotes

Keith's mother: I promise to be on my best behavior.
Bree: I know you will. Because, as Keith told you, I have guns.

People used to say I'm a beautiful woman, now they say I'm a beautiful woman for my age.