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DVD Review: Desperate Housewives – Sizzing Secrets Edition, Season 4

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ABC Studios has recently released one of its biggest DVD titles of the year, the Desperate Housewives: Sizzling Secrets Edition, Season 4. This season is one of Desperate Housewives’ most talked about and anticipated seasons, and the DVD set certainly delivers a great storyline.

Desperate Housewives has aired for four seasons on ABC, and has been one of television’s most successful TV series. The show has won several Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards to date.

Several of the characters from the past seasons of Desperate Housewives are back, including Susan, Lynette, Bree, Gabrielle, and others. One of the big additions to this season’s cast was the character of Katherine Mayfair, played by Dana Delany.

Her storyline and background are interesting, and I believe the writers did a fantastic job integrating her into the plot. After returning to Wisteria Lane after many years, she immediately gets off to a rocky start in her relationship with Bree and many others. One of the interesting parts of the season is how Bree and Katherine develop in their relationship. Katherine also decides to run for a seat on the homeowners' association, and the outcome of this event also affects her relationship with her neighbors.

One of the great things that season four delivers is a nice mix of new and old storylines. This combination allows for the viewer to experience happiness, sadness, and humor as the clever plot unfolds. One of the biggest examples of this is Lynette’s bout with cancer. Being a normally serious topic, the writers find a way to integrate some humor and irony into the story, without sacrificing the dramatic aspects of the idea.

This season’s “big event” happens when a tornado hits the neighborhood. The tornado kills some of the characters, essentially shaking up the entire storyline. The drama around Wisteria Lane is always at a new high, and this part of the series is no different.

Desperate Housewives: The Sizzling Secrets Edition also delivers some great bonus features and extras for die-hard fans of the popular television series.

To start off the bonus features, a great number of bloopers and deleted scenes are included. I found these to be pretty funny and entertaining. Fans of the show will enjoy the additional scenes.

Audio commentary from the stars of the show is incredibly entertaining and fascinating at the same time, and this allows for the viewer to experience the show strictly from the actors’ perspectives.

Another major bonus feature of the DVD set is a separate segment entitled “Getting Desperate From Beginning To End.” This part allows the viewer to see exactly how the actors went about making the fourth season of the show, and is a pleasant addition to the set.

A bonus disc is also included in the release, previewing some of ABC’s most anticipated fall series. This was a nice add on, as I will be definitely checking out some of these shows once they hit the air.

Overall, Desperate Housewives: Sizzling Secrets Edition Season Four is a great investment, especially if you are a big fan of the Desperate Housewives series! I highly recommend you pick up a copy of this DVD set for yourself.

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