I'll tell you honestly, I just don't know how I feel about last night's Desperate Housewives premiere. Despite my skewering the show repeatedly last season I was excited for it to return last night. I do tend to enjoy the show even if it is a shadow of what it was during the first season.
This is going to sound horribly cruel and callous, but I was looking forward to Edie Britt no longer being around (due to her apparently committing suicide) and feel cheated that she is coming back. I didn't need her to commit suicide, as was implied in the cliffhanger finale from last season, but it would have been nice to have her off the show permanently. (I know the character has fans in this world, but I simply can't fathom why; seriously, if you like her please comment down below as to why exactly that is.) But no, sadly, Edie Britt is going nowhere, fast. And, what's worse, she's sucking Carlos down the rabbit hole with her and her horrible pathetic neediness.
Let's think about him for a moment, shall we? Carlos is now all for having a full-on affair with his ex-wife, Gaby, and has completely taken the clichéd "but I can't leave her right now, she's fragile" stance towards Edie. It's weird. This is a guy who was supremely angry at his wife for cheating, who horribly regretted his own affair, and now seems perfectly happy to be carrying on with a married woman when he himself is also in a relationship.
I love the addition of Nathan Fillion (Firefly) to the cast, and Dana Delany (Kidnapped) certainly is no slouch, but what about their storyline, this whole history of Katherine Mayfair (Delany) and her daughter thing? I don't know that I like the notion that the show is again going to be bringing in another family for a season, explore a mystery with them, and then quite possibly jettison the characters. It didn't work with the Applewhites, and hopefully outside of Orson we have seen the last of the Hodges; why do that again? Do the current stock of characters have no more hidden secrets?