Narrated by the late Mary Alice Young, Desperate Housewives takes viewers inside Wisteria Lane, a small section of suburban America that’s anything but ordinary. This primetime soap delves deep into the lives of a circle of women with a mix dark humor and drama that helps expose the truth that things are never as they seem.
The tale of these women started with the death of one of their own, Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong). Even though she is a resident of Wisteria no longer, she guides us through the daily lives of her close friends, family and neighbors from her unique and all-seeing point of view.
The women of Wisteria include Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher), a single mother and divorcee, struggling to raise her teenaged daughter, Julie (Andrea Bowen), all while going to extreme lengths to find the man of her dreams, who may be her neighbor, Mike Delfino (James Denton). Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman) is a mother four who is dealing with the change of going from a stay-at-home mom to a career woman as she helps her husband Tom (Doug Savant) open their own pizzeria. Bree Van De Kamp (Marcia Cross), the quintessential Martha Stewart-esque housewife, presents a calm and collected exterior, but is dealing with the pain of losing her husband, Rex (Steven Culp), the challenge of raising two rebellious children, Danielle (Joy Lauren) and Andrew (Shawn Pyfrom), and her second marriage to the mysterious Orson Hodge (Kyle MacLachlan). Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria) had it all — a successful modeling career, an equally successful husband, Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira) and a large house — but with the end of her marriage, Gabrielle must learn how to make it on her own. Lastly Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan), the self made successful real estate agent whose love life is at the top of everyone’s gossip list.
Wiseria Lane has experienced it’s share of mysterious comings and goings. From the Applewhite family, including Betty (Alfre Woodard) and Matthew (Mehcad Brooks) who wasted no time in getting tangled up in the drama of Wisteria, to the family Mary Alice left behind: Paul (Mark Moses) and Zach (Cody Kasch).
With Mary Alice watching over her former neighbors’ every move, no bit of juicy gossip goes unnoticed, despite how the residents try their hardest to keep it locked behind closed doors.