‘Desperate Housewives: The Complete Eighth and Final Season’ DVD Review
After eight years, and one hundred and eighty episodes, the Sunday night staple, ‘Desperate Housewives’, came to an end. The series, starring Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, and Marcia Cross had gained quite a following over the years, as fans watched Gabrielle, Susan, Lynette, and Bree go through many misadventures on Wisteria Lane, falling in and out of love, getting caught in murder mysteries, and so much more. So of course, fans were going to be sad when it all came to and end. Thankfully though, it wasn’t the end. Disney has given the series a proper send off with ‘Desperate Housewives: The Complete Eighth and Final Season’ on DVD, for fans to relive the last season of their show over and over again.
Season eight picks up where season seven left off, where Carlos has killed Gabrielle’s stepfather, trying to protect his wife from him. The friends all get together, trying to find a way to hide the body and cover up the murder, so they can protect Carlos. As it always goes with the show, nothing goes as it’s supposed to, and the group fins their lives descending into lies and insanity as the situation begins to unravel. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the series over the years, it at least stays consistent to what made it so popular, and season eight was no different. The show rockets through plenty of events, including the death of one of the show’s prominent character, leading to the show’s excellent finale, which sees everyone leaving Wisteria Lane. All the loose ends are tied up, and we watch as we see where all the characters end up after they move. It’s a good way to end the series, and I’m sure fans of the series will be satisfied with the ending.
As Disney always does, they bring the series to DVD with a few rather excellent features, giving fans to dive into the behind the scenes of the series. Season eight comes with four new special features, two of which are deleted scenes from throughout the season, and a blooper reel. These are standard features, but I’m glad to see that Disney has decide to keep those for the final round. The third special feature is a commentary over the final episode with the series creator, Marc Cherry, who gives lots of fun info about the series’ final episode. I always enjoy listening to commentary tracks, because I learn so much from the people behind the scenes, and this one is no exception. Finally, we have “I Guess This is Goodbye”, which gives fans a chance to visit Wisteria Lane one last time with many of the people involved in the series, as they take one last look at this cul-de-sac that they spent the last eight years on, while reminiscing about their time there. It’s a great way to say goodbye to the series, and I’m sure even the show’s most eager fans will love it.
You don’t get to stay on the air for eight years if you’re just a decent show, and ‘Desperate Housewives’ certainly was more than that. It was a fun, soap opera style show full of mystery, murder, comedy, drama, romance, and adventure, all within the confines of this little street known as Wisteria Lane. Disney wanted to make sure it gave fans a proper send off for this final season, and has treated the show rather nicely, giving a few excellent features, giving fans one more way to say goodbye to their favorite characters one more time. Season eight definitely ends the series on a high note, and fans will be happy to have this final season in their DVD collection. For fans of the series, I can’t recommend the release highly enough. For newcomers, this isn’t the ideal place to start, and I would highly suggest going back to the beginning and watching from the beginning. This is a solid release all around, and fans of the series will enjoy it immensely.