The series focuses on the eccentric upper middle class Smith family in the fictional community of Langley Falls, Virginia and their three housemates: Father, husband, CIA Agent, Republican, and breadwinner Stan; his wife and homemaker/housewife, Francine; their liberal, hippie, college-aged daughter, Hayley; and their dorky high-school-aged son, Steve. There are three additional main characters, including Hayley’s boyfriend/husband, Jeff Fischer; the family’s unusual goldfish, Klaus, who has the mind of an East German athlete; and Roger, the alien, who is a deceitful, self-serving master of disguise. Stan’s CIA boss, the Deputy Director Avery Bullock, is a recurring focal point.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
- Season 1 Episode 16 "Not Particularly Desperate Housewives" - Linda Memari and Francine Smith. Linda is a closeted lesbian who kisses Francine to save her from being killed by the Ladybugs. Linda is genuinely attracted to Francine; Francine thinks the kiss was fake. Linda appears in other episodes, but her sexual interest in Francine is not discussed.
There is 1 queer character listed for this show; none are dead.