The final finale of a television series, especially one as culturally significant as Desperate Housewives, is perhaps the most important element of the show, aside from the fact that it was successful and genuine entertainment. The only finales I'm really familiar with are that of sitcoms, such as Seinfeld and Friends, both of which could have been better. (Especially Seinfeld, considering it is the greatest, most revolutionary sitcom of all time.) Anyway, that being said, I haven't had much experience with the endings to shows as dramatic and long as Desperate Housewives. I wasn't there when Lost or 24 ended because I wasn't into them, just as I'm not an avid viewer of such shows under the Drama category, therefore... I have not had much experience with non-sitcom, Drama series finales. I just repeated myself in different forms in this entire paragraph. What a waste.
As I said, the series finale is extremely important to a series, as it impacts one's general opinion of the show as a whole. In some cases, if the finale was inadequate in comparison to the rest of the show, people wipe away their rabid admiration for the show and replace it with bitter resentment. Of course, with a show like Desperate Housewives, where everything has basically fallen to an ultimate low in terms of quality, a disappointing finale cannot do much damage. However, I'm pleased to say that the finale, as a whole, was perfectly decent. Not to be mistaken with decently perfect. It is highly plausible that the finale was significantly better-than-expected on account of the emotional impact the show has made on me over the years. No matter how much it decayed, Desperate Housewives has an undefinable connection to me, that it is a beloved part of me. I know, that's deep. Objectively speaking, there were several questionably humorous, made humorous only because it was meant to be serious, points to shed some light on.
|Thanks a lot.|
The final season of Desperate Housewives, once again, was disappointing to all. That's an understatement. From the previous season, the audience dropped a whopping three million viewers overall. The rank of the season is "to be decided" as of this moment, but based on those numbers, I'd have to say they dropped down quite a bit from its already-low twenty-six ranking for season seven. Just a bit of statistical information to satisfy your mathematical intellect.
|Oh, you want me to confess? I'll confess right now!|
Well, maybe I'll wait a day. But then I will!
|What an engrossing trial.|
At least they got sex out of it.
|Some sparks we have here.|
None at all, really.
Remember I mentioned some loose ends that were unexplained?
The writers may not realize this, as they have overlooked many things in the past when it comes to writing well, but they have left more than a few loose ends. Note that just because it is a loose end, does not make me sore on the fact that they did not tie it up in the finale. In other words, I am not particularly upset by some of these unexplained variables. They are as followed, in short-sentenced bullet form:
Andrew Van De Kamp - There was no mystery surrounding Bree's sweet son, but it would have been nice to include him in the find episode of a show he was such a major part of. The blossoming of his relationship with his mother was one of the most touching parts of the show's entire run, as he transformed himself from a nasty delinquent to a witty gentlemen who adores his mother. Not to involve him in the finale festivities, as well as his own mother's trial for murder, was just plain upsetting.
Paul Young - Whatever happened to him? He was around during the Mary Alice-mystery, then disappeared in prison, then returned to the Lane to buy Susan's house where he would shelter ex-convicts, and finally ran off. It would have been nice for the audience to at least be aware of his whereabouts, as he was a prime character in the show. He was married to the dead narrator.
Orson Hodge - I am very infuriated with what the writers have turned this wonderful character into: a creepy cripple with good intentions that were masked as being mentally-unstable. When he returned in the eighth season, I was thrilled as he and Bree rekindled their adorable, intimate banter. They are the absolute ideal couple. But what did Marc Cherry decide to do instead? Make him out to be some villain who was stealing Bree from her "friends", who really did abandon her as he said. Truthfully, he had potential of reviving this show from its disgraceful slump. And if he was not that powerful, he would have at least been my preferred character in a show where I hate absolutely everyone. Yes, everyone.
Chuck Vance - The writers kind of forgot about him. They centered so much heat and suspense around him, then they just killed him and that was the end of it. No intense investigation? Wasn't he a beloved officer? In case you didn't know, as the police surely didn't, but Orson was the one who killed him.
Kayla Scavo - It is likely that many do not recall this young lady. She was Tom's illegitimate daughter, whom he had with that white-trash Nora, and when she died, he assumed custody over her. After Lynette sneaked around getting her sent away, as she always gets what she wants, Kayla was completely forgotten. I figured she might have returned sometime after the five-year jump, but she was nowhere to be seen. I found that to be a bit curious, to say the least.
|I include her picture out of admiration.|
|Their last poker game.|
Apparently it was their thing.