Posted Sun, October 3, 2010 10:56pm EDT

'Desperate Housewives' Afterthoughts: Vanessa Williams Is Being Wasted On This Silly Sitcom

Posted Sun, October 3, 2010 10:56pm EDT

I can’t stop watching… but I really should. It’s so bad, it’s like no one is even trying anymore.

Vanessa Williams was obviously brought in to replace the dramatic void left by Nicollette Sheridan — but did they actually have to put her character, Renée, in Edie’s old house? Regardless, the spark that made her so much fun to watch on Ugly Betty is totally missing on Housewives. Is her storyline with Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Tom (Doug Savant) exciting to ANYONE? I’m actually curious.

Onto more positive thoughts: The posters on one of favorite sites, Oh No They Didn’t, have long been obsessed with Juanita Solis (Madison de la Garza), and I’m finally drinking their Kool-Aid. She makes the craziest and most hilarious faces, and I’ll be devastated if she’s taken from Gabrielle (Eva Longoria Parker) and leaves the show.

I’m also devastated by how incredibly boring Bree’s cougar storyline is. You’d think the holy union of a Beverly Hills, 90210 star and a Melrose Place star would be slightly more interesting. Bummer.

I have no opinion on Paul Young and that chick he met while he was in prison. Don’t care! Don’t want it!

Susan’s (Teri Hatcher) feels like a twisted porn-version of The Little Mermaid. Susan’s landlady-slash-madam (Lainey Kazan) is four legs away from being Ursula.

And finally, Mrs. McCluskey (Kathryn Joosten): she’s the only character who doesn’t smile, and she’s always around to provide a speech about elderly regret. She’s the most depressing character on an ABC show… behind everyone on Brothers & Sisters.

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Cynthia

Posted at 7:04 PM on October 4, 2010  

This show is like shot to hell now that they got rid of Nicollette….pathetic that Vanessa can’t save this show either….Why don’t they pull the plug on this series already!!

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Dennis

Posted at 2:30 AM on October 4, 2010  

Oh, Jesus! Have a life! Stop watching. Whoever wrote this review loves being pathetic.

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DHfan12

Posted at 7:14 AM on October 4, 2010  

I hate ppl like u … It’s true & u just can’t accept it — nor was your comment worth posting.

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Carla

Posted at 2:23 AM on October 4, 2010  

Oh, please. Take this pretentious opinion of yours and shove it. There is a reason why this is not similar to her spark from Ugly Betty. 1) Different show. 2) Difference character. This season is the one that resembelence season 1 the most so far. The dark humor is back and the one-liners, too.

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Jennifer

Posted at 7:11 AM on October 4, 2010  

I don’t think the missing spark is VW’s fault, but I agree it’s missing. Let’s give her character more time to develop. I have faith…

Viva Wilhelmina!

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ZsaZsaGlamour

Posted at 2:05 AM on October 4, 2010  

Thank god someone else see’s what I see! I was just commenting on the Lainie Kazan /Ursula comparision and how wasted Vanessa is after all the hype about her

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Carla

Posted at 2:24 AM on October 4, 2010  

The hype is not the writers fault. They never said she would carry the new mystery or that she would be the highlight of the show. She was always meant to create some chaos and drama with all the Housewives. Nothing else. She has said so herself that people are expecting too much.

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Crystal

Posted at 7:08 AM on October 4, 2010  

I think it’s fair for people to have high expectations. Did you see the promos for this season? Vanessa was the main focus! If they weren’t going to give her a good storyline, they shouldn’t have gotten us so excited.

 
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