Monday, April 16, 2007
I love the show Desperate Housewives. I thoroughly enjoy the darkly comedic undertones but it's the characters that bring me back. What's not to like about a seemingly perfect suburb that's chock-full of sex-crazed women, murderers and secrets?
I watch Felicity Huffman playing Lynette Scavo and I think, I know women just like her. Of course the women I know aren't as vocal or as eloquent when telling off their husbands (or anyone else) but, hey, they WANT to be. When Lynette tells her husband she's been working her butt off to keep the family afloat and she doesn't have time to take care of him too, I'm sure I heard a chorus of women in the world shouting *Yes!*
Maybe that's the key. Creating larger than life characters who mirror people we know, or people we can relate too and making those characters bigger in every way.
So if Housewives isn't your cup of tea, what characters are you drawn to watch or read about?
Posted by Wendy Roberts at 5:56 PM