Praise for some ''Desperate Housewives'' as the series winds down, yeas and nays for ''The Killing'' season 2, and more

By EW Staff
Updated April 06, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

Rockin’ the Suburbs
As someone desperate for my EW and my Housewives every week, I was thrilled to get the Desperate Housewives issue. Marc Cherry was wise not to have the show overstay its welcome. Thanks for helping us bid adieu to the real housewives.
Stephanie Juelich
Green Bay, Wis.

The show was great at both comedy and drama, and finally made my girl Marcia Cross a household name — just as I predicted it would after your 2004 cover!
Johnny Wayne Hicks
Boone, N.C.

Great story, but one question remains: In light of Felicity Huffman‘s Best Actress Oscar nod in 2006, why did she devote so much of the past six years to Housewives?
JR O’Neil
Portland, Ore.

Here Comes the Rain Again
I was one of the truly invested fans of AMC’s The Killing in season 1, but I will not be returning for season 2. I tuned in every week, went on the website and picked my No. 1 suspect, and suggested that my friends and family watch. After the finale aired, I apologized to them. In the end, the house of cards that showrunner Veena Sud had built collapsed.
Larry Selvage
Cedar Springs, Mich.

The Killing is a TV series, not a movie to be tied up in a nice little bow at the end. Would The X-Files have been as rewarding or enduring if it had revealed what happened to Mulder’s sister at the end of season 1? Get over it, people, and have a little patience.
Scott Jennings
Concord, Calif.

Welcome Guests
Kudos to The Big Bang Theory for landing Leonard Nimoy and Stephen Hawking as guests this season (Hollywood Insider). How can they top this? I suggest having Leonard’s mother (Christine Baranski) meet Penny’s mother — who’d be played by Cybill Shepherd. Or have Sheldon’s mother (Laurie Metcalf) meet Howard’s aunt (his mother’s sister, of course) — who’d be played by Roseanne Barr. Bazinga!
John Dudley
Douglas, Mass.

Out of Luck
With complete understanding of kindness and respect for all living things, I am mourning the cancellation of HBO’s Luck (Hollywood Insider). The stellar writing, crisp editing, and amazing casting took my breath away from frame to frame.
Joan McKenzie
Sterling, Mass.

The Day the Music Died
”What’s New With American Idol Alums” (Music)? A better question would be ”Why Is American Idol Still Being Taken Seriously?” Imagine this tired platform for every musical cliché in the pop universe without the early successes of Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. It would have been off the air by now, and we would’ve been spared J. Lo’s emoticon-style comments, Randy Jackson’s heard-it-all-before assessments, and Steven Tyler’s inane shenanigans.
Greg Marriner
Walnut Creek, Calif.

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