For a while there I thought I was the only TV viewer in America that was not entranced by Desperate Housewives . Don't get me wrong, I still watch it every week, mostly out of curiosity to see if it will finally live up to the hype. It hasn't yet. So I was happy to see this review in The New Yorker. I think for the most part, she hits the nail on the head, except for the bit about Teri Hatcher, whose character is one of the show's consistent low-points.