Devious Maids Review: Deliciously Devious

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The Devious Maids are officially here and ready to liven up our summer. Clearly, it’s going to be a hot and delicious one.

It’s hard to believe that it’s only been roughly a year since we said goodbye to our Desperate Housewives. Much like Marc Cherry’s former pride and joy, the Devious Maids pilot kicked off with a dead person.

Cue the lively salsa background music and you’ll quickly realize that you’re no longer on Wisteria Lane, but actually in Beverly Hills.

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From the ridiculously gorgeous Latin maids to the fairly serious and controversial contemporary issues, Devious Maids acts much like the standard primetime soap. With the lavish lifestyles of the bosses and the maids’ endless secrets and ambitions, the main issue will be if the writers will be able to keep it fresh week in and week out.

There’s undoubtedly lots of potential for storylines as an underlying theme will be the divide between the maids we’re supposed to care about and the nasty, obnoxious and unsurprisingly attention-deprived homeowners.

I liked that we quickly learned just enough about the core characters to keep us wanting more.

It’s time for a quick roll call:

  • Zoila and her daughter, Valentina: a cautious mother and flirtatious daughter who work for an overly dramatic and pill-popping woman and her son.
  • Rosie: a torn mother who misses her child she left behind as she must take care of another child.
  • Carmen: an ambitious and aspiring singer who is employed by a recording artist.
  • And last, but definitely not least, there’s Marisol: who works for a newlywed couple, but is evidently interested in Flora’s employers, Adrian and Evelyn Powell. In the final minutes, it was revealed that Marisol is actually the mother of the boy who was accused of Flora’s murder.

Similar to my favorite poker-playing posse, these women are tight-knit and I have a feeling their bond is going to be the main reason to keep watching.

If the pilot is any indication, Lifetime could quite possibly have a real winner on its hands. Consider me reeled in, though, and ready to see what happens next as the maids will seemingly continue to find themselves in dangerously problematic situations. 

So, what did you think of the pilot? Hit the comments and let us know what you thought of the series premiere of Devious Maids. Grade it now:


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Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 (59 Votes)

Horrible ! And some what unrealistic, very disappointed... This is not the next desperate housewives


They upped the stereotypes and cliches. I had a feeling that would be an issue from the moment I heard about the concept. That aside, it was fun. All and all I enjoyed it!


The ad for Devious Maids was misleading. I found the show to be reminiscent of The Help as many others have commented. Additionally, the show reminded me of Desperate Housewives - Beverly Hills style. Overall, I found it to be entertaining, humorously exaggerated with a touch of intrigue. I look forward to future episodes.


This show reminded me of the show GCB (Good Christian Bitches) that aired on ABC for one season. It is very comical and all of the characters are extremely exaggerated. The previews were very misleading. These maids are not devious, they are gossipers. This show also reminded me a lot of the movie, The Help. A bunch of Hispanic maids complaining about their issues. All this show does is make me feel bad for Hispanics. I won't be tuning in again. This show is NOT the next Desperate Housewives.


I enjoyed this show and will be watching all summer. Marisol is the one to watch. Loved her on Ugly Betty.


I was disapointed some what. I was expecting the show to grab me right away. The latin music in the back ground over and over again was annoying. Just because the maids are latin.. doesn't mean they have to play music over and over again..
I feel there is a lot of potential to this show. The advertising for this new series was very misleading. I thought there was going to be a lot more drama.. the maids were going to be devious.. not gossip.. I was under the impression of lots of drama.. This almost reminds me of the movie "the help" gossiping about rude rich people who treat thier staff like crap.


It was interesting BUT.... Not every Hispanic person is Mexican. The never ending "Latin" music in the background was off-putting and annoying. On that note, not all Latino or Hispanic music has flamenco style guitars and makes you feel like you're getting off a cruise in an episode of Fantasy Island. All in all, I thought the plot was interesting but the delivery was irritating. This, coming from a puertorrican who was overwhelmed by the overdone and overpowering Latino stereotypes in the show. Fix that, make it more like a mix between a soap and a "novela" and you got a winner. "Comprende??"


loved it! it was so obvious Marisol was not a maid. i was suspecting that she was a cop or a relative of flora (perhaps both?) but being the waiter's son through me for a loop especially with the casting choice, i mean can you get any whiter than that kid? that aside so much potential here and this so felt like desperate housewives which is a good thing. great casting, never thought i would see all these ladies on screen at the same time. the times they are a changing and for the better. zoila and marisol's storylines are the ones i'm most fascinated with and cant wait to learn more about their past


I loved the episode and I think it has great potential. I think Marisol is Flora's sister or something. It will be interesting to find out why Flora was utimately killed. I want all the maids to come out on top...

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Devious Maids Season 1 Episode 1 Quotes

"I think what you people do is heroic. You wash clothes you can't afford. You polish silver you will never dine with. You mop floors for people who don't bother to learn your last names, and still you dare to dream of a better life. I am in awe of your determination to succeed in this great country of ours. That said, if you don't stop screwing my husband, I'm going to have you deported. Comprende?"


"I don't care about photos. I don't care about evidence. My maid was murdered! Who's going to clean it up?