• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 3, 2004
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10

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Critic Reviews

  1. Boston Herald
    Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jun 20, 2013
    88
    Just be grateful to be back in the neighborhood. [26 Sep 2005]
  2. Variety
    Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 20, 2013
    80
    The second-season opener, fortunately, featured a couple of knockout, buzzworthy moments as well as a tantalizing new plot thread, promising that this suburban soap's back alleys and side streets have plenty of stories left to divulge. [27 Sep 2005]
  3. Detroit Free Press
    Reviewed by: Mike Duffy
    Jun 20, 2013
    70
    "Desperate Housewives" has been spinning its storytelling wheels this fall. ... But we kvetch too much. Despite its slightly diminished state, most of the time "Housewives" remains a Sunday night delight. [30 Oct 2005]
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 51
  2. Negative: 2 out of 51
  1. Oct 30, 2014
    6
    With the mystery involving the suicide of Mary Alice explained this second season introduced new characters and new plots into the mix. ItWith the mystery involving the suicide of Mary Alice explained this second season introduced new characters and new plots into the mix. It still mostly made for a fun watch but, for me at least, this was the shows worst season as the writers attempted to stick too closely to template set out in the shows debut season but were never able to make the central mystery anywhere near as interesting. Full Review »
  2. Jul 6, 2011
    10
    With a mixture of scoop and scandal, comedy and drama, heroes and villains this show is the best thing that you will ever watch, so hop onWith a mixture of scoop and scandal, comedy and drama, heroes and villains this show is the best thing that you will ever watch, so hop on this roller-coaster ride and hold on tight because this is one journey that you will never forget, with the housewives and the rest of America and the world, this is so exciting and energetic that you will want to go without sleep to know how it ends! Full Review »
  3. Jun 12, 2011
    10
    For a show it is a truly amazing watch with a fine, fine story line and excellent narration. One of the best shows ever created by a longFor a show it is a truly amazing watch with a fine, fine story line and excellent narration. One of the best shows ever created by a long shot! F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is funny, like this show, but it does not have an juicy scandels or cliff hangers! MOVE OVER F.R.I.E.N.D.S.! WOOOHOOO! Full Review »