Season Premiere: Desperate Housewives (Oy Vey!)

by Beal Desperate Housewives sixth season premiered last night on ABC and what a treat it was. I cannot believe I can still sit in front of this program and accept the things they have written down on paper and acted out before me. First of all, the cliffhanger is resolved in the most predictable... Continue Reading →


Character Spotlight: Karen McCluskey

by Beal Show: Desperate Housewives Character: Karen McCluskey Actor: Kathryn Joosten In a NUT shell: Karen McCluskey is about the least complex character on all of Wisteria Lane. She's so two dimensional, that I couldn't NOT love her. Widowed and a bit zany, she babysits neighborhood kids, drinks a little too much, fails to mind her... Continue Reading →

Character Spotlight: Jackie Harris

by Beal Show: Roseanne Character: Jackie Harris/Aunt Jackie Actor: Laurie Metcalf Basically: In a role that garnered three Emmy's, Metcalf plays Jackie Harris, Roseanne Conner's kid sister/resident hot mess. Although similar in age to Roseanne and Dan, Jackie remains unmarried and childless (until Fred comes along and knocks her up) throughout much of the series. She goes... Continue Reading →

Season Finale: Desperate Housewives

by Beal I rarely discuss my affinity for the denizens of Wisteria Lane, but in the wake of Sunday's season finale, I think it's important to re-evaluate my loyalty to this program. Admittedly, this show is absolutely ridiculous. Angela Lansbury saw fewer mystery deaths in Cabot Cove than these characters see in a month! Still,... Continue Reading →

Breaking Bad

Man, I really really want to like this show, but I'm just not sure I have it in me. Everything about it, should make for good television, but at some point between production and Sunday nights on AMC, the magic is lost in the airwaves. The plot is none too different from Weeds, which is... Continue Reading →

Crisis Averted

Perhaps I've mentioned it before, perhaps everyday, but I like to watch The Golden Girls each night from 1 am to 2:30 am on the Lifetime network. It's the perfect wind down from an otherwise turbulent day of searching for something great to watch on television. I've also gotten myself into the habit of watching... Continue Reading →

Mary Alice: A Tribute

My friend Michael and I have this thing about Mary Alice on Desperate Housewives, a show that I haven't watched since the end of its first season. I do not miss it. The only acceptable reason to have Teri Hatcher anywhere near your TV set is if an old episode of "Lois & Clark" is... Continue Reading →

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