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On America’s Favorite Desperate Housewives
Edited by Leah Wilson

Revisit the first season of the hit television show Desperate Housewives, with its outrageous humor, absorbing mysteries, and deliciously naughty images of suburbia. What was behind the show’s immediate, widespread appeal? Why did the show strike a chord with modern women?

Welcome to Wisteria Lane‘s contributors take on everything from sex to suburbia. Television Without Pity recapper Evany Thomas takes on female friendship, and Desperate Housewives as just latest incarnation of the female foursome. Beth Kendrick takes on mothering and motherhood, and predicts Susan, Bree, and Lynette’s kids’ fates. Lani Diane Rich explains how Desperate Housewives is not, and is, a typical soap. And much more!

Not a typical fan guide, Welcome to Wisteria Lane takes you right back to the beginning and the question that was on everyone’s mind: Just what is it about these Desperate Housewives that holds us all in thrall?

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Posted May 17th

Desperate Housewives wrapped up last night with some edge-of-your-seat cliffhangers. (Check out the episode recap over at Entertainment Weekly.) This Thursday, I’m eagerly looking forward to the Grey’s Anatomy finale, which — after a year of rocky storylines and confusing character exits — is a nice nostalgic feeling. It looks to be an action-packed double-hour show, at least according to the preview, and it’s kind of nice to be excited to watch this show again.

In honor of these two finales, we’re hosting a DOUBLE giveaway (apparently all the...

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