According to State Nicknames from NETSTATE it is Mississippi. The five-year jump ahead definitely did a lot to revitalize the show. You could consider that they have jumped over a few "boring seasons" that only had a few exciting events amongst normal life. We can see those exciting events in flashback and see how this more intriguing year in the life progresses.
While the reason -- their difference in reaction to the tragedy of the accident -- might actually be realistic, the fact that they had to jump through all those unrealistic hoops to get to that point where they were happy, just so that they can break up, so that now they might get back together... is why I doubt I will tuning in regularly.
I thought the new episodes have been pretty good and the shows have been going along a nice track. Each storyline has bounced back to down to Earth storylines.
Carlos and Gabby's situation evolved into a more interesting situation of the creepy rich lady Carlos was able to keep happy at the club as she tried to absorb and buy the cash poor Solis family as her own. Too bad Gabby ended it and the lady now will get them back.
I like how the Scavo family is focusing on the one older son too and what happens with the mixed-up situation where Lynette thought Doug was having an affair at Doug's Mancave when it turns out it's their older son and an older woman! Pretty hardcore fight when Lynette hurls and slaps around Anne in the ladies room! That must have been the most violent she and the show has gotten!
The Bree's and their new business is also a nice little thing. But their situation hasn't been as compelling.
And Susan working out her affair with the painter looks like they wanted to evolve it beyond a secret affair. I still hope that later in the season, Susan and Mike and this secret that Edie's husband might be connected and can resolve, if connected and they come together again.
The actor playing the painter had a bad motorcycle accident, so no telling how they continue Susan's storyline.
Also, last night, while watching in HD, I never noticed before that Teri Hatcher has one front tooth that doesn't match the rest, one is whiter then the rest! So it must be a cap! Surprising given how good cosmetic dentistry is now. Looked like she hides it now that I look for it.
So far, Dana Delany's storyline is sort of an afterthought, or it seems to have fizzled. It was nice her character helps out Bree when Orson is in prison. Though interesting that she and Mike are having a fling.
This show is still as painful to watch as it's ever been...but yet I still watch.
Had to laugh at the hideous painting of Susan. I was surprised to see the turn they took with that with her actually liking it. Wouldn't it have been a better story if she hated it? Plus it would have made more sense because it was horrible (she looked like a man).
As for the Neal McDonaugh character...seems like a massively convoluted plan to get back at someone. Did he really need to marry Edie and move into the neighborhood to get revenge?
I always thought Susan was by far the most annoying character on the show (possibly on ANY show), but Gabby this season is giving her a run for her money.
Gabby has always been so shallow and materialistic in the past, can't believe she'd blow the 50K (or is it 100K) that Carlos would have made with his "massage" techniques, plus the trip, clothes, etc.
Granted, it was turning into a creepy arrangement, with that Michael Jackson vibe to it, but she seems like the type of person to have toughed it out for a month or two. Now it looks like she may regret her actions.
No love for Desperate Housewives lately? I must confess I had gotten to the point where as long as I was in the same room when it was on was fine by me but this season has really kicked it up a notch. Sometimes I really want to strangle Gabby with regards to the rich old lady, make up your mind, please!! The nightclub scene gave me chills as I remembered the Great White concert at The Station club in R.I.