Every once in awhile, I'm reminded while watching an episode of "Desperate Housewives" just how NOT in the show's target demo I am. Last night was one of those nights.
I'm honestly not sure if "A Humiliating Business" was bad, but I think it wasn't good, and I KNOW it wasn't an episode for me. With storylines about Susan becoming Lynette's nanny (thanks to some confusion over a phone call from Renee) and Bob not being "gay" enough for Gaby and possibly trying to "flip" Carlos, this was the least interesting "Desperate Housewives" episode for me in at least a season or two.
And that doesn't even get into the Bree menopause plot, which was just, well, off-putting. And toss on top of that the fact that Bree's substitute doctor turned out to be Keith's father -- a development that ANYONE could have seen coming from so far away that it might as well have been wearing a flashing neon sign -- and the whole thing just smacked of mediocre writing. At least it got John Schneider on the show (as Keith's dad). I think the last time I cared this much about a "Desperate Housewives" guest star was when Nathan Fillion was on, between his "Firefly" and "Castle" days.
All in all, I'm not sure last night's hour was bad, but I know it wasn't meant for me, and it's something I could have just skimmed through. As for the "shock" ending, again, if you didn't see that coming, you haven't been paying attention this season.
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