Desperate Housewives - Season 1

Desperate Housewives - Season 1

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Director: Arlene Sanford, Charles McDougall, David Grossman, Fred Gerber

Cast: Arlene Sanford, Charles McDougall, David Grossman, Fred Gerber

     
 
ABC's deliciously deviant evening drama arrives on DVD in this release from Buena Vista Home Video offering the entire first season of the hit series along with some truly revealing bonus materials. Each episode is offered in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen and features audio rendered in English Dolby Digital 5.1. In addition to unrated, extended episodes and

Overview

ABC's deliciously deviant evening drama arrives on DVD in this release from Buena Vista Home Video offering the entire first season of the hit series along with some truly revealing bonus materials. Each episode is offered in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen and features audio rendered in English Dolby Digital 5.1. In addition to unrated, extended episodes and deleted scenes, this release also offers such extras as a peek behind the scenes with The View's Meredith Vieira, a stroll down Wisteria Lane with creator Marc Cherry, a featurette offering a look at the costume and set design, secrets of Wisteria Lane, Oprah Winfrey is "The New Neighbor" featurette, and other assorted dirty laundry.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
Along with its fellow 2004 freshman phenomenon, Lost, Desperate Housewives put ABC back in the prime-time ratings race after years of, well, desperation. Combining equal parts drama, comedy, and deliciously lowbrow soap opera, Housewives probes the suburban lifestyle in a way that vaguely recalls Sex and the City’s exploration of Gotham. The series begins with the apparent suicide of Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong), who then becomes the series narrator, commenting on all the doings of her friends and neighbors on Wisteria Lane. Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher) is a recently divorced single mom with a slime-bag ex and a daughter, Julie (Andrea Bowen), who's intellectually precocious; Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman) is a former career woman who can't seem to manage her four monster children or her upwardly mobile husband, Tom (Doug Savant); Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria) is an ex-model who has a rich, albeit dominating, husband, Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira), and a beautiful house, but has been fooling around with the (underage!) gardener, John (Jesse Metcalfe); neighbor Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan) is the town tramp; and Bree Van De Camp (the always entertaining Marcia Cross) is the nearly obsessive-compulsive homemaker who maintains a spotless house while her family crumbles around her. Of course, no soap opera would be complete without the requisite male heartthrob: new hunky neighbor Mike Delfino (James Denton) moves in next to Susan and becomes the object of her -- and Edie's -- attraction. And then, to really add a touch of mystery to the mix, a nosy neighbor turns up missing, which causes her sister, Felicia Tillman (Frasier's delightful Harriet Sansom Harris) to make a stop at Wisteria Lane and investigate, leading her to Mary Alice's creepy husband, Paul (Mark Moses) -- who has recently taken to burying things in the backyard to prevent his slightly psychotic son, Zach (Cody Kasch), from discovering a secret about...Mary Alice!

Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/2005
UPC:
0786936280326
Rating:
TV14
Source:
Abc Studios
Region Code:
1
Sales rank:
13,036

Special Features

Closed Caption; Unrated, extended episodes; Deleted scenes; Behind the scenes with The View's Meredith Vieira; A Stroll Down Wisteria Lane With Creator Marc Cherry; Audio commentaries by Marc Cherry and the Housewives; "Dressing Wisteria Lane" -- A look at the costume and set design; Secrets of Wisteria Lane; Oprah Winfrey Is "The New Neighbor"; And much more dirty laundry

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Teri Hatcher Susan Mayer
Tracy Fraim Narrator
Alfre Woodard Betty Applewhite
Christine Estabrook Mrs. Martha Huber
Doug Savant Tom Scavo
Felicity Huffman Lynette Scavo
Joy Lauren Danielle Van De Camp,Danielle Van De Kamp
Kathryn Harrold Helen Rowland
Lesley Ann Warren Sophia Bremmer,Sophie Bremmer
Marlee Matlin Alisa Stevens
Richard Burgi Karl Mayer
Richard Roundtree Mr. Shaw
Ryan O'Neal Rodney Scavo
Sam Lloyd Dr. Albert Goldfine,Dr. Goldfine
Anne Dudek Brandi
Bob Newhart Morty
Jon Polito Charles Skouras
Lupe Ontiveros Juanita Solis
Marcia Cross Bree Van De Kamp
Mehcad Brooks Josh Applewhite
Melinda McGraw Annabel Foster
Roger Bart George Williams
Ryan Carnes Justin
Sharon Lawrence Maisy Gibbons
Shawn Pyfrom Andrew Van De Camp,Andrew Van De Kamp
Emily Christine Ashley Bukowski
Eva Longoria Gabrielle Solis
Harriet Sansom Harris Felicia Tilman
Ian Hoag Beefy Middleaged Woman
Marla Sokoloff Claire
Rick Ravanello Bill Cunningham
Steven Eckholdt Officer Rick Thompsn
Alan Baltes Dr. Levine
Betty Murphy Mrs. Fome
Kathryn Joosten Mrs. Clusky,Mrs. McCluskey
Mark Harelik Bob Rowland
Nicollette Sheridan Edie Britt
Pat Crawford Brown Ida Greenberg
Shannon O'Hurley Mrs. Truesdale
Shawn Doyle Mr. Hartley
Bob Gunton Noah
Cheyenne Wilbur Bob Fisk
Chris J. Johnson Harlan Copp
Lauren Cohn Ginger
Mari Weiss Mrs. Mcready
Mary-Pat Green Nurse Abigail
Nick Chinlund Detective Sullivan
Rochelle Robinson Tug's Mother
Steven Culp Rex Van De Kamp
Ricardo Antonio Chavira Carlos Solis
Mark Moses Paul Young
Andrea Bowen Julie Mayer
Jesse Metcalfe John Rowland
Cody Kasch Zach Young
Jamie Denton Mike Delfino
Brenda Strong Mary Alice Young

Technical Credits
Arlene Sanford Director
Charles McDougall Director
David Grossman Director
Fred Gerber Director
Jeff Melman Director
John David Coles Director
Larry Shaw Director

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Desperate Housewives - Season 1 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am the biggest desperate housewives fan in the entire world. I started watching it by chance during season 2, and I have not stopped, when season 1 came out on dvd I got it for christmas, and I have been keeping up with whats going on on wisteria lane every since. Marc Cherry is a pure genious. The characters are amazing, and it is something interesting going on behind every door on that street. I will recommend desperate housewives to anyone. If you enjoy fear, comedy, and just plain drama like myself, you need to get the series and start at the beginning.
SharonNJ More than 1 year ago
Although Desperate Housewives piloted many years ago, I never had the occasion to watch an episode until I was stuck in front of a television at the beauty salon. I was so captivated that I decided to buy the first season and start watching it through up to the most current season. I've only watched the first four episodes, but what fun! I normally watch true crime shows, and this is such a breath of fresh, adult air! Love it! Absolutely love it! Me time. Doesn't get any better than that! I finally see what everyone was raving about.
Ashley_Y More than 1 year ago
If you love comedy and drama soap operas you will not want to miss the TV series Desperate Housewives. It tells the story of Mary Alice Young , a seemingly perfect housewife who commits suicide because she feared a secret, involving her, her husband, and their son would be exposed. Other characters are Susan Mayer, Lynette Scavo, Bree Van de Kamp, and Gabrielle Solis. Mary Alice describes how her friends try to find out the reason for her suicide, while trying to deal with personal problems in their lives. Susan Mayer, the klutzy, lovable divorced mother in search of love. Lynette Scavo is a full time mother of four. Bree Van de Kamp is the uptight perfectionist homemaker and the mother of two teenagers and is struggling to save her marriage. Gabrielle Solis is the materialistic ex fashion model who cheats on her husband. As you can see there is never a dull moment on this show, the problems these women experience everyday will tap into one of your emotions and that is why I like this show. From the beginning of the show to the end I was interested and I was dying to see more. The audience for this show is mature adults. Some people may think only women watch this show but many males have taken an interest in this show. The show is not like the older soap operas that were feminine and always told a love story. This show is so much more, it is comedy, drama and passion all intertwined together to give us one of the best TV series of the 21st Century. The genre of this show is to entertain. The show reaches out to the audience's emotions because at times the show was hilarious but there were not always happy times, sometimes it was sad or frustrating. Producer Marc Cherry, created these stories with the audience in mind, he wanted to create something people will actually enjoy watching. I recommend that you watch at least the first season of the show. I was humored, sad, and sometimes frustrated by the series but overall my attention was kept. This show guarantees satisfaction and you will not regret buying this TV series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although targetted to women at first, the show gained popularity with a wide male audience,both straight and gay. The cast is top notch and all the characters resemble someone that we all know in our own private Wisteria Lanes. Who does not have the nosy neighbor? The soccer mom or the go getter? And is there not the sexy mom or newcomer that everyone talks about? And who does not know someone hiding a long held secret? The show is amusing, dark, and hooks you from the first, with the mystery of why one of the ladies killed herself, when her life appeared perfect. The chemistry amongst the characters and the quirky writing made for an entertaining tv season. Let's hope the second time around is as good as the first!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this show is a true delight. and the cleverness is unbelivible . this is a must see
Guest More than 1 year ago
This show really shocked me! The housewives weren't desperate for what I thought! Mysteries, murders, and love interests persue in this perfectly wound plot, mixed with an awsome ensemble!
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