Desperate Housewives is Really Over - A Review of the Season 8 and Series Finale
A Fond Farewell
The Desperate Housewives series finale aired on May 13, 2012, and that’s a wrap. No more Bree and her quirky perfectionism. No more Lynette and her control issues. No more ditsy Susan or selfish Gabby. Not that the ladies didn’t have their merits! Bree always went out of her way to help those in need. Susan was the epitome of childlike innocence. Lynette was very devoted to her family. Gabby was fiercely loyal to the people she cared about. I've often identified with each of them at one point or another and I will certainly miss them.
The Season Finale vs The Series Finale
There were two different episodes that aired back-to-back on the 13th and I believe that the first was really the season 8 finale of Desperate Housewives and the second was the true series finale. This is because the first one only dealt with the drama that occurred this season and the second was all encompassing.
I haven’t been watching this show since day one. I came in at around the fourth season, if memory serves. It usually doesn’t, so add or subtract a season. Either way, I’m a pretty loyal fan. I’ve always anticipated new seasons and felt sad when a season ended. This is certainly no exception, but I was pretty disappointed on the whole. I really don’t believe that they did the series justice.
Finishing the Hat
'Finishing the Hat' was the title of the episode that was technically the series finale despite the fact that it was coupled with 'Give Me the Blame'. For the series finale of Desperate Housewives, I was honestly very let down. I couldn’t believe how generic this episode felt! Relationship issues were resolved, decisions were made, lives were changed, but that’s it? It sounds like a lot, but it really fell flat. There was a lot of really passionate kissing, I’ll give them that. They can definitely do romance. I did cry at the end, but I’m sure I wasn’t alone. And I cry at the drop of a hat, so I’m not sure if it counts.
Give Me the Blame
The Desperate Housewives season 8 finale was titled 'Give Me the Blame'. It tied up the loose ends and solved the season’s conflict, but that was it. I guess I wanted a cliffhanger, but you can’t do that when a show is ending instead of just the season. I think that the high point of this episode was the way that Bree’s court drama was resolved. Without going into details that would spoil it, I’ll say that I never thought of that option to save the day. It was quite creative. Beyond that, meh.
How Would You Rate the Finale?
This is the End, Beautiful Friend
I don’t really think anything would have satisfied me simply because I didn't want it to end. I know it was past time for Desperate Housewives to be over, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. I have no idea what I’ll watch this Fall to replace it! I have a gaping hole in my Fall television schedule, so I'd love some suggestions for a comparable dark drama!