It is with great sorrow that we have to say good-bye to Desperate Housewives. The ABC Desperate Housewives two-hour finale will be on May 13th, but the finale promises to not disappoint the fans like the finale to (for example) Lost. I am going to miss this perfect little place with all its fun drama.
Wisteria Lane itself is close to our hearts since we have spent many a Sunday watching the drama unfold in the houses on Wisteria Lane as each housewife scampered from house to house gossiping, spying, playing cards, investigating, and doing things I hope none of my neighbors ever do. Wisteria Lane has been anything but boring over the years.
The set for Wisteria Lane is located on the Universal Studios Hollywood back lot. It is referred to industry insiders as Colonial Street, and actually has been used for several movies and TV shows since the mid 1940s. Some well-known are Leave It Beaver, The Burbs, The Munsters, Gremlins, Psycho, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The four main character desperate divas on the show are Susan Delfino, Lynette Scavo, Bree Van de Kamp, and Gabrielle Solis. I want to take a last look, farewell trip down Wisteria Lane to the houses of these four leading ladies we have come to love over the eight years the show has been on television.
First up, as seen here and above, is Gabrielle and Carlos Solis’ house where Gabrielle first shocked and entertained us with her affair with the 17-year-old gardener. All the talk is that this was also used as The Munster’s house if you remember that show.
Lynette and Tom Scavo’s house. In the opening episodes Lynette was struggling with her four demanding children while her husband Tom was always away at work. She begs for help to Susan to watch her kids which many a mom could identify with. Also, I remember in the first show, Mary Alice Young committed suicide and so began Mary Alice’s wise narration of the happenings on Wisteria Lane. The first secret was why did Mary Alice commit suicide and how was her husband or son involved. The beautiful Wisteria growing around Lynette’s house had me searching around the internet about wisteria, as it does not grow here in the North and I had not known much about it. Of course, this is fake wisteria, but to all the fans of Desperate Housewives, it is forever real.
The address for this house is 4355 Wisteria Lane. Lynette and Tom are not together and I hope the finale will have them back together again. Watch with me on May 13th and we will find out.
Lovable Susan Delfino. She and Mike lived here through thick and thin and I was never happy during the season when they were not together. Hands down my favorite house for the inside and the outside from this show.
Darlingest house on the block too. All the homes have perfectly blooming flowers, and why not, after all it is Wisteria Lane. If this was a real place and these were real houses, wouldn’t it be nice to live here? Even so, living in the perfect house on the perfect block does not mean you won’t have hairline cracks going on in your life, just like the show.
Bree van de Kamp’s house. At the end of the first season Bree’s husband Rex died thinking Bree poisoned him. The husbands of the show are often in jeopardy for one reason or another from these Desperate Housewives.
Bree’s house is the biggest on the block I think as she is the richest with being so very capable of everything she sets her hand to, except for children and marriage that is.
Desperate Housewives won several Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actor Guild awards over the years, and clearly set ABC up for Sunday night.
A fun fact is that in 2006, Madame Alexander dolls were made and cloned after the characters, Bree, Gabrielle, Edie, Susan, and Lynette. Ha-even a perfume was out named “Forbidden Fruit.”
Maybe the finale will finally tell us who is sending the mysterious, threatening notes. Also, there are so many characters that have come and gone or disappeared from this show that I wonder who will return for the finale. That’s a wrap for the Desperate Diva’s Wisteria Lane houses. I will see you in front of the television on May 13th for the finale.
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