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Desperate Housewives
Last year, the entire world and also Us Weekly went bats-spit-crazy over the debut of this new show with its unusually thin suburban forty-somethings and their lying, cheating, blender-bashing ways. The ballyhoo balloon was of course destined for a pop, even if Housewives had continued to soar. Unfortunately, soar it didn't. Over the twenty-two episodes and one seemingly endless two-hour finale of Season Two, we watched as half the Desperates underwent unbelievable character assassinations: staunch anti-mommy Gabrielle suddenly became obsessed with adopting a baby? Bree -- once the queen of "what would the neighbors think!?" -- got engaged to George the psycho pharmacist a scant month after the death of her husband, and then developed a wildly public drinking problem, and then kicked her son out of the house after he did dirties with her sex-addicted boyfriend, and then checked herself into a mental institution, WHAT? Meanwhile, the other two ladies totally stagnated: Lynette went back to work, sure, but still had plenty of time for her maddening meddling, leaving a sea of burnt thighs, tasered coworkers, and flattened rats in her fearsome wake; Susan spent the bulk of the season re-re-visiting her shrill "I'm nothing without a man" shtick, stalking her bio-dad, then sleeping with both her splenectomy surgeon and ex-husband Karl. Oh and I guess there was also something about someone chained up in some basement or whatever, zzzzzzzz. Luckily Season Three looks like maybe, just maybe, it has the goods to stage an inverted-backlash comeback, what with Tom's surprise teenaged daughter and her strident yet somehow sexy baby-mommy moving to town, plus Xio Mei the Money all pregnant with Gaby's baby, plus the insane and violent dentist (played by Kyle MacLachlan!) who seems to have hearts in his eyes for murderer-magnet Bree. Tune in, turn on! -- Evany

Doctor Who
A whole new generation of overinvested sci-fi fans and shippers got more debate fodder than the entire history of the Middle East could provide in this short thirteen-episode season, in which: Rose dumped her family and boyfriend and ran off with a dangerous time-traveling psycho; Dickens fought zombies; farting aliens killed off the PM and Downing Street was blown up; humanity was subjugated by the news channels and eventually Big Brother; and the Daleks managed to be more sympathetic than the main characters, all three of whom managed to die horribly at least once. But really, what the first season of the show gave us was laughs and warm feelings in our hearts, a bunch of talk about God, and a lingering sense of confusion about: the Bad Wolf, eyeliner, and the realities of British fashion. -- Jacob

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The 2005-2006 Tubey Awards: Show Round-Ups

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The 2005-2006 Tubey Awards: Show Round-Ups

Desperate Housewives
Last year, the entire world and also Us Weekly went bats-spit-crazy over the debut of this new show with its unusually thin suburban forty-somethings and their lying, cheating, blender-bashing ways. The ballyhoo balloon was of course destined for a pop, even if Housewives had continued to soar. Unfortunately, soar it didn't. Over the twenty-two episodes and one seemingly endless two-hour finale of Season Two, we watched as half the Desperates underwent unbelievable character assassinations: staunch anti-mommy Gabrielle suddenly became obsessed with adopting a baby? Bree -- once the queen of "what would the neighbors think!?" -- got engaged to George the psycho pharmacist a scant month after the death of her husband, and then developed a wildly public drinking problem, and then kicked her son out of the house after he did dirties with her sex-addicted boyfriend, and then checked herself into a mental institution, WHAT? Meanwhile, the other two ladies totally stagnated: Lynette went back to work, sure, but still had plenty of time for her maddening meddling, leaving a sea of burnt thighs, tasered coworkers, and flattened rats in her fearsome wake; Susan spent the bulk of the season re-re-visiting her shrill "I'm nothing without a man" shtick, stalking her bio-dad, then sleeping with both her splenectomy surgeon and ex-husband Karl. Oh and I guess there was also something about someone chained up in some basement or whatever, zzzzzzzz. Luckily Season Three looks like maybe, just maybe, it has the goods to stage an inverted-backlash comeback, what with Tom's surprise teenaged daughter and her strident yet somehow sexy baby-mommy moving to town, plus Xio Mei the Money all pregnant with Gaby's baby, plus the insane and violent dentist (played by Kyle MacLachlan!) who seems to have hearts in his eyes for murderer-magnet Bree. Tune in, turn on! -- Evany

Doctor Who
A whole new generation of overinvested sci-fi fans and shippers got more debate fodder than the entire history of the Middle East could provide in this short thirteen-episode season, in which: Rose dumped her family and boyfriend and ran off with a dangerous time-traveling psycho; Dickens fought zombies; farting aliens killed off the PM and Downing Street was blown up; humanity was subjugated by the news channels and eventually Big Brother; and the Daleks managed to be more sympathetic than the main characters, all three of whom managed to die horribly at least once. But really, what the first season of the show gave us was laughs and warm feelings in our hearts, a bunch of talk about God, and a lingering sense of confusion about: the Bad Wolf, eyeliner, and the realities of British fashion. -- Jacob

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