Cell Phone Faux Pas
When Dr. Heller’s phone call to Dave WIlliams interrupted band practice for a good three seconds of gratuitous product placement (see above photo), did anyone else take the opportunity to wonder if Sprint had any idea that their brand was quite literally being left in the hands of Wisteria Lane’s latest crazy? I mean talk about your awkward product placements.
And since we’re on the subject of awkwardness, it’s exactly how we imagine a family dinner at the Carver residence might feel. After real-life twins Charles and Max Carver, who play fictional Scavo hellians Porter and Preston respectively realize that one of them got the serious short-end of the stick in the story-line department!
Now it’s possible that my expectations for a fire were a little skewed having just returned from Bond’s big blaze in the closing minutes of QUANTUM OF SOLACE. But for Marc Cherry to promise that last night’s blaze would be, “one of the biggest special-effects episodes we’ve ever done, actually more difficult than the tornado” is ridiculous. On what planet does a fire that looked like it could have been contained by a bucket of water qualify as one of the “biggest special-effects” episode DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES has ever done. And when exactly did fire become a special effect?
Steven Weber agreed to take on the thankless role of Julie’s thrice-divorced College professor/boyfriend why exactly?
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And finally, can we please put a moratorium on this hackneyed plot device. It’s was cool the first time I saw it on ALIAS. Every other so since then, not so much.