Desperate Housewives Television conquered the storm and quickly became a cultural phenomenon at its premiere in 2004. The Dramedy focused on the lives of women in the suburbs. She spent eight seasons on ABC and led the careers of Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria. Apart from the balance of comedic and dramatic elements, the series had a season long twin peaksesque Solve puzzles.

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The women of Desperate Housewives maybe not perfect, but they were indisputably attributable. Regardless of their struggles over the years, these Wisteria Lane residents will always be remembered by the fans. This is how the seasons pile up.

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8th Season 7


Although points are accumulated this season for putting Vanessa Williams' delightful Renee Perry on the lane, she is still the weakest of them all. The return of Paul Young with his spooky wife in tow led to one of the series' most boring mysteries and the appearance of Gabby's stepfather seemed to come from nowhere. Did anyone really need more drama between Paul and Felicia?

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There was also the Baby Swap story, which led to Gabby's weird doll obsession and Bree's relationship with Keith – which only a few viewers really had invested in – and Chuck. In addition, Tom and Lynette have split up and although this was one of the eighth season's most thrilling stories, it's still unforgivable.

7 Season 8


The eighth season, a significant improvement over the previous year, still could not keep up with the quality of the show's previous seasons. Susan's guilt over Alejandro's murder made her pretty unlikely. Come on, the guy was a child molester and she was not even the one who killed him! The murder trial of Bree, however, was one of the most affected storylines of the season and gave the terminally ill Karen McCluskey one last glittering moment.

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Ben was a good addition to the show, although he and Renee had no chemistry on the screen, but Carlos's descent into alcoholism was a strange choice. In addition, this season loses important points for the pointless decision to kill Mike Delfino so close to the end of the show. Susan may never have made her happy (though she's become a grandmother), but at least Tom and Lynette have come together. Her trip there was one of the most exciting stories of the season.

6 season 2


Season 2 is getting a bad name, but actually it was just the unfortunate fact that it was one of the best seasons on TV. Betty Applewhite was an interesting character – and Alfre Woodard is an amazing actress – but the mystery surrounding her two sons was quite intricate.

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Despite the problems with the second season's thriller, the subplots were able to compensate for virtually all the shortcomings of this story. Some particularly great ones were Bree's terrible relationship with George, her fight against alcoholism, and Andrew's villainous twist. Lynette returned to work and Gabby had to resign herself to losing her baby and having her husband in prison. In addition, Susan and Edie shared some great moments thanks to the latter's relationship with the former's ex-husband.

5 Season 5


Season 5 brought new life to the series with a five-year leap forward. Unfortunately, it was also the season in which the show lost the scene dealer Nicollette Sheridan as Edie Britt. Still, it was a solid season. Again, the key puzzle was missing, but despite how easy it was to guess the phrase from Dave Williams, the story that followed was undoubtedly exciting.

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Susan and Mike break up, Bree becomes the success we all knew he could be, and Tom has a mid-life crisis. Katherine and Mike meet as Gabby gets used to motherhood and Carlos's blindness. Besides, Bree and Orson had some marital problems-this was the year when the authors completely ruined Kyle MacLachlan's character with a pointless kleptomaniac act.

4 Season 6


Season 6 was probably the last really good year Desperate Housewives have. The Bolens moved in and brought with them a new and exciting secret. In fact, in season 6, there were two big whodunnits: the Bolens and the Fairview Strangler. Both puzzles were compelling, between the secret past of Bolen and Julie's attack. Drea de Matteo was perfect as Angie Bolen and who did not like seeing John Barrowman as the vicious Patrick Logan?

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Katherine collapsed after Mike and Susan reunited, but she ended up with Robin, which was a pretty sexy twist in the plot – though it was sad to say goodbye to Dana Delany. Bree discovered that Rex had an illegitimate son, Lynette got pregnant again, and Gabby took her niece.

3 Season 4


Despite being shortened by the writers strike episodes number Season 4 is an excellent television program. It featured Katherine Mayfair, Bob Hunter, and Lee McDermott, all of which were a great asset to the cast. In addition, Nathan Fillion played Katherine's husband and Gary Cole presented her evil ex! The puzzle made no sense, but this season was so good that it made little difference.

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Lynette had to fight both cancer and her terrible stepdaughter. Bree pretended to be pregnant when it was really Danielle having a child – which is really a Bree thing. Gabby and Carlos got together again, although they had to deal with Victor and Edie. Susan and Mike were finally happy and expected a child. Plus, this tornado episode!

2 season 1


The one who started everything is not just one of the best seasons of the year Desperate Housewives but also one of the best seasons of television, period. Season 1 began with a literal bang when Mary Alice Young shot herself and thwarted the expectations of what nocturnal soaps could explore and what layered female TV characters might look like.

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There are so many unforgettable moments! Just to name a few; Susan is barred from her house, Gabby mows her lawn in an evening gown, a fully clothed Lynette goes into a pool to discipline her poorly behaving children, and Bree makes the bed while her husband has a heart attack. Apart from that, Mary Alice's suicide remains the most exciting secret in the entire series.

1 season 3


The third season displaces Season 1, because it has led these beloved characters in so many unexpected directions and the fans another fantastic puzzle. Orson Hodge became the new man in Bree's life, but the audience knew he had hit Mike. The answers were unexpected and led to a wonderful role for Dixie Carter as Orson's sneaky mother.

Mike woke out of the coma with no memory and was easily manipulated by Edie. Meanwhile, Susan took comfort in Ian, who understood exactly what she had been through. The result was a very exciting love … square? Gabby and Carlos divorced and tried singles – luckily it did not take. Edie's nephew Austin moved into the city, which meant trouble for Julie, and Tom's secret daughter was revealed. "Bang," in which Laurie Metcalf's Carolyn Bigsby went on a rampage in the supermarket, is considered by many to be the best episode in the entire series.

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