The early-2000s proved to be a booming era for TV, introducing great shows like Breaking Bad, Lost, Mad Men, and others that are now considered classics. Although Desperate Housewives may not be in the same league as these giants, it is one of the TV shows that defined the 2000s. Created by Marc Cherry, it premiered in 2004 and quickly became a guilty pleasure for many — and remains so, even today. A mix of drama, comedy, mystery, and, at times, satire, Desperate Housewives dives into the intricate lives of suburban housewives on Wisteria Lane, each of whom hide their fair share of secrets behind their white picket fences. All hell breaks loose when one of the housewives, Mary Alice, takes her own life.