Desperate Housewives: Season 8 Reviews

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January 21, 2020
ABC's Desperate Housewives concluded its rocky, racy and macabre eight-season run with a tidy, affectionate send-off.
January 21, 2020
In the end, Housewives is unlikely to be remembered as one of TV's great classics. But when you look back on all the pleasure those housewives gave us... you can't help thinking that Sundays may be just a little less fun without them.
September 25, 2018
For all its wackiness, Wisteria Lane has always been a reassuring place to visit for an hour - to reaffirm that even if things seem beautiful on the surface, everyone is fighting a battle.
September 24, 2018
It was hard not to admire the logistics - and even the sentiment - that brought together everyone who had died on the show [in the final episode], although even I had to strain to remember who some of them were.
September 24, 2018
As much as Desperate Housewives will rightfully be remembered as a frothy suburban comedy, it was its seedy...underbelly that made it a nervier, more interesting series than it might have been coming from a less puckish mind than Marc Cherry's.
September 24, 2018
Beyond the melodrama, the characters are often relatable, entertaining and speak to that spark of crazy that lives in all of us.
September 24, 2018
Despite its issues, Desperate Housewives is one of those guilty pleasures that can't be replicated - or rebooted. Its finale was as tidy as Bree Van de Camp's home, giving each family a picture-perfect ending.
September 24, 2018
[Season 8 has] gotten sentimental and lost the wonderful balance of comedy and drama we loved it for.
September 21, 2018
Desperate Housewives was part cheeky satire, part mystery, part racy version of Stepford Wives - and something entirely new.
September 21, 2018
Beneath all of its trashy fun, "Desperate Housewives" often says something meaningful about the aspirations of American women.
September 21, 2018
All the while, Mrs. McCluskey's...final actions gave weight to the drama during both hours [of the series finale].
September 20, 2018
This installment of Desperate Housewives didn't exactly feel like a season premiere--it wasn't much of an event, as it were. But that's not to say that the season as a whole doesn't look like it will be fun.
September 20, 2018
It was a fitting way to end a series that was always seen through the eyes of a dead neighbour.
September 20, 2018
There's no denying that the four women at the center of the soapy, frothy Desperate Housewives have given modern hour-long television a new definition.
September 20, 2018
The universal appeal of soap operas is undeniable, and Desperate Housewives surpassed its daytime counterparts by tapping into the reasons why.
September 18, 2018
I honestly couldn't have imagined a better and more fitting end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.8/5
September 18, 2018
After a finale like that, we suspect Desperate Housewives will endure in the minds of viewers for a long time as well.
September 18, 2018
Unable to sustain any semblance of reality or logic in this storyline, showrunner Cherry uses daytime soap opera reasoning to propel this plot device.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 18, 2018
The show's stars give great comedic performances, and there are plenty of outrageous moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 20, 2018
At its heart the show was about the richness of female lives and the importance of friendships in them.
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