Des­per­ate House­wives

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Satur­day, midnight, Seven If you’ve been watch­ing the elec­tion cov­er­age from 5pm, God help you, but here’s some light re­lief. The shenani­gans of Wis­te­ria Lane coven mem­bers have kept us en­ter­tained since 2004 as they faced sui­cide, mur­der, adul­tery, theft and ev­ery­thing else that goes on in an or­di­nary sub­ur­ban street. In 2007 it was re­ported to be the most pop­u­lar show in its de­mo­graphic world­wide, with an au­di­ence of about 120 mil­lion. The eighth and fi­nal sea­son was filmed in 2011. In this episode, Su­san Mayer (Teri Hatcher) is wel­comed home with a din­ner party that leads to mur­der. Yup, just an­other evening in with this high­main­te­nance bunch of gals. record but­ton or iView to en­sure you don’t miss the first half of this two-part pro­file of the writer, co­me­dian and di­rec­tor. It in­cludes footage of Allen on the set of some of his fa­mous movies go­ing back to 1972 and in­ter­views with ac­tors, di­rec­tors and crit­ics who agree he’s bril­liant but ‘‘ crip­plingly shy’’, ‘‘ a lit­tle nutty’’ and even ‘‘ the anti-Christ’’. The doc­u­men­tary is fol­lowed by one his most mem­o­rable films, An­nie Hall, which Evan Wil­liams re­views on Page 27.

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