Desperate Housewives

TV’s Most Scandalous Suburbs

Not only did last night’s Weeds season premiere kick off in high gear, but the episode served as an excellent re-entry point for fans who checked out after the Botwins left Majestic (née Agrestic) at the end of Season 3 and returned after the onslaught of publicity about the show returning to “its roots” for the final season. We don’t want to give away any plot points from the premiere, which you can now watch for free, but we will say that the openings credits provided a nifty map of the Botwins’ wayward journey back to the burbs set to the familiar “Little Boxes” (a tune we admit was nice to hum again).

Since last night’s episode had us recalling the good ol’ days in Agrestic, we decided to take a look back at the Botwin family’s old stomping ground — the origins of this whole mess — as well as the other suburbs in TV history whose matchy-houses, swimming pools, and family-ready vehicles belied their residents’ dark and twisted lives. Click through for our list, and please don’t hesitate to let us know which pre-fab neighborhoods you would add.  … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: Links that Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we dug our heels into the history of platform shoes. We quoted eight seasons of Desperate Housewives. We read BuzzFeed editor Gavon Laessig’s pejazzled experience. We thought this video of an eight-year-old autistic boy — who is also blind — with a blues guitarist… Read More

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The Best of the Worst TV Cast Feuds

Everyone loves a good off-screen TV feud, eh? Even some of our favorite, friendliest sitcom stars have found themselves targets of a bitter costar’s angry words. Why? It’s usually a matter of jealousy, annoyance, or an extramarital affair with Sienna Miller, but more on that later. We get it — when you’re working with a small group of people as closely and consistently as a successful television show requires, you’re bound to get your feathers ruffled at some point or another, right? Check out a selection of nine noteworthy TV cast feuds after the jump, and hit the comments to pick a side. … Read More

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Matchmaking for TV Teens: 8 Gay Couples We’d Like to See

Right now, Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson from Glee are arguably the sweetest, most talented young couple on television. Often celebrated as paving the way for gay teens on TV (don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you, Billy Douglas), the duo has defied the odds of Glee couple failure to prevail as one of its most functional long-term pairs. Indeed, other gay teen characters sometimes find similarly successful matches within their respective series, but we’ve never seen a pair never quite as Entertainment Weekly cover-worthy as Kurt and Blaine. So, we’re reprising our role as trans-series matchmaker with some LGBT high schoolers we’d like to see together. Check ’em out after the jump, and hit the comments to let us know of any other pairings you’d like to see. … Read More

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The Fug Report: Highs and Lows from the Week in Fashion

Editor’s note: Welcome to The Fug Report! Each week our fashion blogger friends Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the sartorial geniuses behind Go Fug Yourself, will feature some of their favorite looks of the week in this space. We hope you enjoy it!

This week, on Go Fug Yourself, we ogled Ryan Gosling.… Read More

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Fox Besting ABC on Sunday Night

Recently released numbers for network television on Sunday nigh had a small surprise in the top spot for the last few weeks. According to The Live Feed Desperate Housewives’ reign at the top is coming to an end. Replacing it in the top spot? Seth McFarlane’s popular (and Emmy-nominated) series, Family Guy. McFarlane’s new Family Guy spin-off, The Cleveland Show might be what is bolstering Family Guy’s numbers, but it’s too early to… Read More

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