Question: You're crazy about Desperate Housewives spiraling downward in creativity. Sunday's episode was the best yet. Joel Raab
Ausiello: All right, so maybe "spiraling downward" was a bit of an exaggeration, but I can't help but feel that Housewives could (and should) be so much better. The pilot was near perfection: funny, moving, clever, surprising. Subsequent episodes, however, have been predictable and cartoonish. And that whole suicide mystery is playing like a bad episode of Murder, She Wrote. I mean, who among us didn't know Sunday's episode was going to end with a shot of Dana's baby blanket. That said, there's still a lot to like about the show. The production values remain top notch and the cast is as good as it gets. My beef is mostly with the writing. And those twins. God how I despise those twins!