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

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

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.