One of the best TV series ever.
I'm certain millions of other fans of the show feel the way I do, that they too have lived on Wisteria Lane for eight wonderful years.
Some TV series end unceremoniously. Desperate Housewives ended the way a well-written film or mini-series is supposed to end. It ended in a supremely satisfying way utterly consistent with the character of the show's protagonists.
Marc Cherry and the series writers knew that in order to end the story properly, they had to go back to the very beginning. So they did. The first and last episodes of the show are like bookends, separated by eight years of our lives.
Do not let the soap opera trappings of Desperate Housewives fool you. They were merely the blank canvas onto which the series writers could paint with amazing clarity and compassion the human condition.