Thursday, May 05, 2005

Don't get me wrong - I love Desperate Housewives with a passion not seen since the second series of ER, but there's one thing that does my head in.

Can you guess?

I love the characters, and the dialogue, and I'm totally enthralled by the plot (who knew Dana was a boy's name?), but I just can't bear the Jerry Springer moralising voice-over at the end of each episode.

I'm not dumb. Writers: you never heard the "show don't tell" mantra of every single writing course I've ever been on? Leave something to my imagination/brain, don't dot all the i's and cross all the t's.

Unless... it's not designed for a British audience?

I'm not saying you're not bright. Just that stating the obvious is often the middle name of our friends across the pond.

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