September 9, 1998 |
Police were looking for a cat burglar who they said may be responsible for seven break-ins in the Levittown-Fairless Hills area in the past few days. Falls Township Police Lt. Neil Harkins said the burglar, believed to be a man, crawled through unlocked windows overnight Monday to gain entry to five homes in the Willowood and North Park sections while most of the homeowners were asleep. Harkins said police also suspect the same person in two burglaries overnight Saturday on Glouster Road, Fairless Hills.
December 23, 2004 |
Is it a drama? Or a comedy? A little of both? What with its darkly comic treatment of adultery, murder and suicide, Desperate Housewives is probably best described as, well, indescribable. Quirky, campy, a little convoluted. OK, a lot convoluted. Sexy? Very. Violent? Very very. And so many puzzling twists. It could drive a Puritan to drink, not that we advocate such a thing. But that gives us an idea. The old Bob Newhart Show ushered in the first drinking game we can recall - whenever someone said "Hi, Bob" you had to take a swig - and the repetitive happenings in Desperate Housewives lend themselves to a similar sociable contest.
December 8, 2007 |
The most desperate thing about Desperate Housewives is the way the show keeps playing the "shocking death" card. For two weeks, ABC teased Sunday's storm's-a-comin' episode as the curtain call for one of Wisteria Lane's leading lights. So who died in the tornado? Victor and Sylvia. That's not a plot twist. It's housecleaning - getting rid of two minor characters whose stories had played out. Remember Season 1, when Desperate Housefraus promised that in the next episode "one of their own is murdered"?
May 29, 1998 |
Supervisors unanimously approved a $2.8 million project to patch, repave or overhaul 34 streets in the township beginning within three weeks. The wide-scale road improvement project, known as the 1998 Road Program, could cost the township even less when work is finished at the end of summer and the final bill is tallied, the township manager said. "Hopefully, this amount can be reduced some," Jim Dillon told the supervisors shortly before they approved the project contract.
September 25, 2005 |
Thank goodness summer is over. That means starting at 9 tonight, we get a fresh fix of Desperate Housewives. Surely the outrageous antics of the Wisteria Lane ladies are worth a few hours of raking leaves? As the second season of the flamboyant potboiler begins, at least the show's original mystery has been resolved: Mary Alice (Brenda Strong) took her own life when her babynapping past resurfaced. But several other questions are looming above the Housewives' tract Eden. Curiously, the only subplot we're not keenly anticipating is the cliffhanger.
May 11, 2012 |
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. 9 p.m. Sunday, 6ABC. I WAS DIGGING out my office last week — before someone called "Hoarders" — and it wasn't till I'd filled a bin to the very top that I closed the door and noticed, hanging on the back, the "Desperate Housewives" T-shirt in the drycleaners bag, just where I apparently stuck it after ABC sent it, nearly seven years ago, to promote the show's second season. Like the T-shirt (which I'll happily send to the first reader who emails me with his or her name and home address)
November 18, 2004 |
Why are the housewives of Wisteria Lane so desperate? Some would say they bring it on themselves with their meddling and manipulative behavior. That seems either obvious or mean-spirited, depending on your point of view. No, if you ask us, the source of despondency on ABC's runaway hit Desperate Housewives is the men. A more clueless and selfish batch of suburbanites you will never meet. The fraternity of TV husbands, from Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners to Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm, is hardly a distinguished one. But the mendacious men on Housewives (9 p.m. Sundays)
July 29, 2010 |
Inquirer television critic Jonathan Storm is reporting this week from the television critics' press tour in Pasadena, Calif. These items originally appeared in his blog, "Eye of the Storm," at www.philly.com/philly/blogs/storm . NBC's new "Undercovers. " Foodie spies, your show is coming. NBC's Undercovers stars a gorgeous pair of ex-CIAers who have gone into the catering business. Then they get tapped to spy again. It's from J.J. Abrams ( Lost , Alias )
April 7, 2010 |
AFTER WEEKS of sordid daily revelations, all that was missing from the Jesse James-Sandra Bullock sex scandal were sex tapes. Not anymore. RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that Jesse has more than 12 homemade videos that would make a porn star blush. "Most of the tapes feature a mass amount of Nazi paraphernalia," an insider tells RadarOnline.com. "It's all really quite disturbing. " "What I saw was a naked woman on her knees and Jesse in a Nazi hat waving his arm in a salute," the insider said.
May 10, 2005 |
IN AN interview fit for Mother's Day, Halle Berry told "Extra" last night that she wants to have a baby. "I'd love to have a baby," she said, "love to be a mom and if I don't have one I want to adopt a child. I really need that in my life. So, hopefully the next decade can be dedicated to that. " Berry, 39, also said she is not adverse to artificial insemination. "I know many people who have done it successfully," Halle said, "and I respect their choice to say I don't have someone in my life, but I still want to experience motherhood.