Desperate Housewives

TV Show • 2004  

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Looking down on her friends and family isn't a way of life for Mary Alice Young... it's a way of death. One day, in her perfect house, in the loveliest of suburbs, Mary Alice ended it all. Now she's taking us into the lives of her family, friends and neighbors, commenting from her elevated P.O.V.
This tv show contains 32 potentially triggering events.
Season
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Does a cat die?
111 supporters
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Melody0660
No cats doe
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Does a pet die?
97 supporters
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Thistlepixie
S4
A character waiting for her cancer results projects her feelings about her disease onto a possum invading her garden. When she gets the news that she's cancer free she goes outside and sees the possum laying dead in her yard.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
61 supporters
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Melody0660
Gabrielle’s ex stepfather tries to attack her before Carlos kills him. Angie and Danny are tied up by Patrick and and treated with a bomb, which he forces Abbie to make
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Melody0660
S4
 E13
Gabrielle tries to abandon Carlos guide dog at the training centre, due to it barking when she raises her voice to Carlos. Luckily she finds her way back home
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Does a horse die?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is an animal sad?
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Abandonment
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Melody0660
Many people leave the show, or just the neighbourhood, without saying goodbye or having a chance to. Both from leaving the neighbourhood and dying
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Melody0660
S2
 E21
I Bree abandons her son at a service station.
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
21 supporters
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Melody0660
Gabrielle and her family are stalked by her abusive ex stepfather. Lynette follows Tom to Atlantic city as she believes he may be having a affair.
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Melody0660
Anne has a abusive husband who beats his wife severely. Carlos, in a flashback, aggressively grabs Gabrielle to make her sign a prenup and forcibly drags her from his car and Chuck her onto the ground during their divorce.
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Melody0660
There is a lot of secrets kept and lies told by pretty much every character in nearly every episode
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Is a child abused?
75 supporters
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Thistlepixie
There are multiple scenes where a mother slaps her child across the face
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Addiction
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Melody0660
Mike was found by Susan to be taking pills. Tom gets prescribed medical weed but lynettes throws it away
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Is there addiction?
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Melody0660
Bree , Andrew and Carlos all were addicted to alcohol and Gabrielle can be considered to have a shopping addiction
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Melody0660
Bree Andrew and Carlos all suffer from alcohol addiction.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
107 supporters
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Melody0660
S4
 E6
A possum is found dad in lynettes yard
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Are animals abused?
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Melody0660
S4
 E6
A dead possum in lynettes yard
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Are there snakes?
12 supporters
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Melody0660
S3
 E20
Snakes at a reptile themed birthday party
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
20 supporters
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Melody0660
S3
 E13
Alma drugs Orson and rapes him
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Is there pedophilia?
74 supporters
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Melody0660
Gabrielle was,raped by her step dad as a child. A neighbour was discovered by Lynette to have many pictures of shirtless children and teenagers in his basement
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Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
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CommanderTav
S1
 E9
In the beginning, it is implied that Gabriella was raped by her sted-dad
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Melody0660
Some people are put in handcuffs. Patrick handcuffs angie to the bed and tied up Danny and Eddie handcuffs her husband to the bed and leaves him there so she could watch tv
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Melody0660
Gabrielle is reavlled to have been raped by her stepfather as was his other daughter. Brees boyfriends father tries to make a sexual move onto her while drunk. Orson is drugged and raped
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Melody0660
S6
 E23
Patrick ties up danny and puts duct tape over his mouth
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S3
 E13
Someone is drugged and raped. You don't see the actual act, but it's still rather explicit
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Bodily Harm
Is there excessive gore?
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Children
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Melody0660
Gabrielle is sexually assaulted by her stepfather as was his other daughter. Danielle dresses provocatively and sleeps with her Married teacher to spite her mother. Andrew while on the street pimps himself out including with a marries teacher
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Family
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Melody0660
MJ is kidnapped by Dave. Gabrielle calls immigration in effort to get Graces, Gabrielle’s bio daughter, mom taken away so she can keep her and technically kidnap her from the family she knew
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Does a parent die?
12 supporters
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Melody0660
Carlos mother dies. Mary Alice young shoots herself. Mike dies
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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Melody0660
Many charcaters have been cheated on or have done the cheating
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Melody0660
Many of the characters have a family member who passes or were the family member who passed
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Fear
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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Melody0660
S8
 E23
The episodes ends with the ghosts of all that dies on the show watching Susan leave wisteria lane
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Melody0660
S1
 E2
Paul young throws a toy chest, later found and discovered to have a dead body in, into river
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
64 supporters
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dumbasssb
Season 1 episode 20, within first 8 minutes audio only, shes sat in new car and talking about leather smell.

Season 2 episode 11, baby v* on gabrielle and can see it on her jacket, not triggering at all tbh

Season 3 episode 6, Susan is very drunk and runs to the bathroom, audio only and super easy to see coming

Season 3 episode 16, finds out she’s pregnant and goes to bathroom - 10ish seconds later audio only, another 10ish seconds later more audio only. Found this one quite triggering, might be as it caught me off guard

Season 4 episode 1, Lynette v* in a handbag as her kid is performing in a school show around 19/20 mins, audio only

Season 4 episode 12, around 33:40 she’s kneeling down in the bathroom, audio only

Season 5 episode 3, around 35:20 kid gets up from the table and v*, audio only, not very triggering as super fake sounding

Season 5 episode 13, around 22:20 Lynette v* into the toilet, audio and slight visual. Safe when she’s out of the bathroom and on the phone

Season 5 episode 15, around 1 minute in kid v*, no visual only unrealistic sound. You can skip the first little bit of this episode and not miss anything

Season 6 episode 6, guy asks if they have a sink and runs off, few seconds later around 9:25 v* sounds no visual

Season 7 episode 1, Lynette’s baby v* on her around 15:30 after they say she has the perfect suburban family, visual and audio but not realistic

Season 7 episode 20, after trying the brownie she says ‘I need to go buy a new handbag’ then cuts to her v* into the bag outside, safe when it’s back to Tom’s office. Wasn’t /too/ awful but definitely one of the more triggering instances

Season 7 episode 23, after gaby’s stepdad is gone she leans over and v* no visual but realistic audio, safe when it’s back to in the house, found this one quite triggering!

Season 8 episode 1, Gaby has chewing tobacco, mute when she gets out of the car, v* into a bin no visual realistic audio. Safe when cuts to man in car
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
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Melody0660
Paul young is arrested for murder, the person was still alive, Felicia Tillman is arrested for framing Paul young for her murder, Bree is arrested as the police suspect her for murder, Gabrielle was arrested for ‘assaulting’ police.
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Medical
Are needles/syringes used?
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Melody0660
Bree checks herself into a mental health institution after having a breakdown. Carlos was sent to a institution for rehab for alcohol and zach was sent to one for drugs
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Melody0660
Many of the charcaters end up in hospital whether it’s for a illness, injury or pregnancy/birth
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Melody0660
Lynette gets cancer but survives it. Karen gets cancer in the end of the series and passes at the end
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Mental Health
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Melody0660
Eddie, zach, Katherine all have mental health problems and are mentally insane/unwell
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Melody0660
Bree and Andrew heavily drink and suffer from addiction due to stress and depression. Danielle cut herself in effort to commit suicide.
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Melody0660
Eddie attacks women and strangled them to death for rejecting him and zach attacks and threatens Mike and Paul. Katherine kidnaps MJ and stabs herself during a mental breakdown
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Melody0660
Karen lays down behind a car to get someone to run her over. Danielle slits her wrists in effort to commit suicide
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Melody0660
S6
 E10
Katherine stabs herself and has a break down following that
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Melody0660
S1
 E1
Mary Alice young shoots herself.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
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Melody0660
Many babies are born or seen I. Flashbacks crying
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Is there screaming?
9 supporters
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Melody0660
There is many dramatic moments that cause screaming both from pain, anger and sadness
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Paranoia
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Melody0660
Gabrielle and her family are watched by her ex stepfather. Dylan is watched by her father before he tells her the truth.
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
15 supporters
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Melody0660
Lynette, Danielle, Gabrielle, Julie and Susan all give birth during. the show
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Melody0660
You see a few babies being born and one of lynettes twins are stillborn
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Melody0660
Gabrielle miscarrys and Lynette has a stillborn baby
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Prejudice
Does the black guy die first?
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Are there n-words?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
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Melody0660
Danielle had a large age gap with her teacher who she sleeps with, one of lynettes twins had a affair with a married mother of his friend and Bree had a relationship with a man much younger then her
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Sex
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Melody0660
Plenty of sex scenes but nothing to graphic or revealing shown
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Melody0660
Gabrielle is raped/sexually assaulted by her ex stepfather as was his othe daughter, Danielle often dresses and acts provocatively to spite Bree
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
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Melody0660
Bree hits two people with her car. Andrews hits and kills Carlos mom. Edie crashes into a pole and gets electrocuted. A car hits into the applewhites car and reveals a body in their trunk. Mike crashes into MJs kidnappers car


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Melody0660
Bree hits Juanita with her car and later hits a man with her car. Brees son hits Carlos mother and kills her.
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Violence
Is there gun violence?
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