October 27, 2005

That Jayne Mansfield Had Some Big Breasts

"WITH THIS week's Entertainment Weekly - Charlize Theron on the cover, "PLUS What's Wrong with 'Desperate Housewives' " - the "DH" backlash has officially begun.

Right on time.

Yes, folks, it's the second season of a hit show, one that became such a cultural phenomenon in its first year that even other networks cash in on its cachet (as CBS did last week in "CSI: Miami" and "Close to Home," which both featured suburban women running amok).

If we're following the "Ally McBeal" playbook, this is the year... that one or more of ABC's "Desperate Housewives" can be expected to go from skinny to scary. [And] That critics will begin to complain that the show isn't nearly as good as it was a year ago.

-Ellen Gray, on the 'Housewives' backlash, in Philadelphia Daily News.

Now it's bad enough that Nicolette Sheridan, truly one of the pantheon beautiful women of my youth, is now so botoxed to within an inch of her life that she's sadly limited to only one facial expression (either that, or she's just that bad an actress).

But what the hell happened to Teri Hatcher? Did she not eat between the cancellation of "Lois & Clark" and the start of 'Housewives'? Remember when she was known for having large breasts- to the point where an entire "Seinfeld" episode was constructed around the question of whether or not they were real? Well now they've disappeared, along with the rest of her. It's quite sad, really.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 27, 2005 07:03 AM

I was so glad to see a backlash forming, because I thought the first season was great, and this second one is extremely annoying. I mean, Felicity and Marcia can do no wrong in my eyes. But the rest of them? Especially Ms. Hatcher? Yes, she stopped eating, but she also at some point became this total klutzmeister who acts like a moron in every episode. I get it, you're pretty and you can do comedy, we're all very impressed. Now start acting again.

Posted by: Esther Kustanowitz at October 27, 2005 01:00 PM

I agree whole-heartedly. Teri Hatcher is officially disgustingly skinny and Marcia Cross is at the threshold but still looks great for now. As for the show itself...it's defintely not as good as the first season at all...I mean who decides to get rid of the hot gardner...wtf!

Posted by: A at October 27, 2005 03:12 PM

I agree that Teri Hatcher looks awful and moreover I think her acting during the first season was vastly overrated.

Felicity Huffman is the star of that show in my opinion.

Posted by: at October 27, 2005 07:16 PM
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