I HATE Desperate Housewives! I cannot explain how much I hate that show and all the media buzz that comes along with it. I was hypnotized at the beginning of the season and believed all the hype when they (and I say 'they' meaning the media) penned it the new "Sex and the City"; I should have known better, but I fell for it. I fell even harder when everyone and their grandma's were watching, then even harder when everyone in our office Tivo'd it. So, I watched the first few episodes. Then it hit me, like a trunk full of a baby blanket: I hate this show! and I don't care who Dana is, really, I don't. It really hit me when I wasn't cracking up over the 'jokes'. I say jokes in quotes like that because seriously I never found it to be slap on the knee funny BUT my co-workers would come to work a full 12 hours later and would still be laughing their asses off from whatever Susan did the prior night to get Mike's attention. Hmmkay...let's see, she is a middle age divorcee, with a Gilmore Girls daughter relationship and she is competing with the neighborhood slut for the new guy on the block's attention--aha! I see the "Sex and the City" connection now---NOT! If I was any of the actresses on SATC, I would be outraged that they were even comparing this show to SATC. I'm outraged enough. The jokes are bland and mindless and the drama is draaaaaaaaaaaaaawn out. I think the show would be okay if they could just decide whether it is a comedy or a drama; it does nothing as both, to me.
For that opinion, every Monday like clockwork, someone in my office, "ew"'s me. No joke. I'll be minding my own business and a co-worker will come up and ask, "Did you watch Desperate Housewives last night?" all excitedly. I'll reply with, "no, I don't like that show" and each and every time, the response to that is: ew.
OK, what the fuck?
I don't like the show. Oh. Well. I am sure I am not the only person in America not watching.
As if that is not enough, now every time I turn on the TV, there it is: Desperate Housewives Mania! Since I was home sick this week, I got it in full effect: Teri Hatcher's ABC interview on Tony Danza; Teri Hatcher's interview on PrimeTime; Desperate Housewives on Good Morning America; on Oprah (twice!--2 days in a row); and so on.
Can it please end, already? I get it--we needed another show to be such a phenomena as "Sex and the City"--great job, Media Gods, you have succeeded that buzz and everyone watches the show but can we take it down a notch because Teri Hatcher is not all that!
Yep, I said it, sue me.