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  • Starring: Tomy Dunster, Sofia Milos, Eliana Alexander
  • Summary: The Columbian telenovela "Mesa Para Tres" is now a nightly English-language soap opera (running for 13 weeks). It centers on two restauranteur brothers in trouble with the mob and in love with the same woman.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 9 out of 11
  1. 75
    "Desire" is (I can't believe I'm saying this) good. Compelling. Stupid. Well-acted. Not terribly written. Funny on purpose. Better than most series on TV.
  2. 50
    The writing is so bad that, I promise, you will sit there mouth agape.
  3. The better of the first pair [of soaps].
  4. 25
    In terms of intelligence, wit and quality, "Desire" is a serious cut below most prime time drama series.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Somewhat more ambitious [than "Fashion House"] but equally hackneyed.
  6. "Desire" is so cheesy that the restaurant ought to specialize in fondue.
  7. "Desire" will make you ashamed -- of society at large, if not yourself --whether you like it (chances: minimal) or not (chances: off the charts).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. beme
    Jan 3, 2007
    i love the show! it has fantastic action and movement. wow i'm loving it!!!
  2. EricB
    Sep 6, 2006
    OK, I'm a little biased, ONLY in that I know what these guys had to work with in time and money, and the FACT is, these guys pulled off a near miracle! The production values on this show are TOP-DRAWER. The writing is WONDERFULLY representative of the genre, and if people can't recognize the humor that accompanies the drama, than they are missing some thooroughly entertaining stuff. America has a new guilty pleasure. Kudos to the folks at Fox. Expand
  3. SulmaR
    Sep 12, 2006
    Love it!!
  4. Rod
    Sep 6, 2006
    Fantastic - I could not pull away
  5. SharmaA
    Sep 11, 2006
    I don't understand all the bad reviews. Plus they all seem to be dated 9/5 which means no one has really watched the show for awhile. I have, and I think it's very good. When I found out the time frame they all had to do this, I have even more respect for the young actors. People please just give this a chance. Expand
  6. L4
    Oct 4, 2006
    The acting is so so (better with some of the main characters), and the writing is hysterical. BUT I am hooked. I don't know why, but I tivo it. It's too funny because I can't believe I'm addicted to this show. It's supposed to be CHEESY, it's a telenovela. Keep it on people!!! I'm hooked. Expand
  7. Devin
    Dec 1, 2006
    I can feel nothing but utter shame and embarassment for the people admitting to enjoying this horrifyingly stupid new series. The positive reviews below are a testament to the mental capacity of the troglodytes who would laugh at such pap..."Since there are so many commercials, why not cut out the flashbacks?" Can someone explain the logic of this one to me? Or how about the guy who called it "fun no-thinking entertainment?" I would imagine that this gentleman is a big fan of "no-thinking." Expand

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