DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES: Thank You Mrs Van De Kamp!

Desperate Housewives, Bree Van De Kamp
Desperate Housewives, Bree Van De Kamp

It’s been more than two years since ABC’s Desperate Housewives came to an end. Of the four main female characters,  my favourite was definitely Lynette Scavo. She wasn’t perfect but her ingenuity and artfulness when dealing with her adorable yet rather mischievous children was an inspiration.

Whenever the show crosses my mind, I always recall Marcia Cross’ excellent portrayal of Bree Van de Kamp.

A favourite Bree scene would be where she passes out on her front lawn after an extended period of alcoholic excess – only to be awakened by sprinklers turned on by her son, Andrew.

The scene is certainly funny. It’s also a great reminder to always be wary of potentially harmful and addictive pursuits. Especially since based on the aforementioned scene, it would appear far too easy to end up on your own version of your front lawn following moments of great emotional distress.

What impression has Desperate Housewives left on you? Any particular scene or wisdom that sticks?

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