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Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Wednesday's 99 Word review: Desperate Housewives

Editor's note: It's time for TVGS's latest "99 Word Review." Our newest Geek contributor makes her debut and does a bang-up job. And the best news: she can count to 99!

I was not anxious to watch "Desperate Housewives" when it premiered. Not only did it star the cringingly annoying Teri Hatcher, but its title made me want to beat someone with a shovel. However, it debuted to such enormous ratings that I was forced to check it out-- and it's an excellent dark comedy. Marcia Cross is stellar and even Hatcher is charming (I know!). There are some issues-- Lynette's boring Ritalin addiction, Hatcher's Susan sometimes seems less appealingly goofy than mildly retarded-- but "Desperate Housewives" is never less than good TV and that's all it needs to be. --Irina D.

TVGS Rating: 3 test patterns out of 4

"Desperate Housewives" airs Sunday Nights at 9pm et/pt on ABC.

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