Devious Maids Review: Sexy, Sassy and Scheming

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In the pilot of Devious Maids, we got a glimpse of the employees from Beverly Hills. "Setting The Table," meanwhile, featured the ladies at what we’re already recognizing will be their finest: perfectly sexy, sassy and scheming.

Some factors I love so much already are the lively music and popping colors in every scene. Then, how could we forget about those vivacious maids themselves?!? It’s clear that this new series is going to be anything but boring.

Judy Reyes and Susan Lucci on Devious Maids

So, what went down on this week’s episode?

Well, it was certainly fun watching Carmen take advantage of Alejandro and Odessa being out of the house. She totally proved that when the cat’s away, the mice sure do know how to play. We also quickly learned that Carmen just might be the worst maid ever, but that’s okay because she’s incredibly talented and driven. Carmen also showed a soft side to her and that she was hurt before and wasn’t looking for a relationship regardless of what Sam had to offer.

Meanwhile, Rosie found out that Spence was cheating on Peri. She decided not to tell Peri the truth, though. Like Rosie, I agree that Peri seems like a nice man, father and husband.

I appreciate that Devious Maids doesn’t just show the evil and nasty wealthy homeowners, but also depicts characters such as Peri and even Genevieve. Unbeknownst to Zoila, Genevieve promised to help Valentina get her son’s attention and heart.

I know that Zoila was just trying to be protective and a good mother, but she better realize soon that her daughter is quite determined to get what she wants - and that’s Remi. It’s only a matter of time until Valentina decides to work elsewhere in order to really set her plan in motion. 

Marisol continued to investigate the Powell household and what happened to Flora. She’s on a mission to prove her son is guilty. She will stop at nothing. She questioned the girls on what they knew about the Powell’s and landed herself another job at their household.

With a flashback, we saw that Marisol wasn’t always a maid and the night she found out about her son’s arrest. While cleaning the room that Flora was killed in, she stumbled upon her letter and read the first lines: I was raped and you were responsible. Unfortunately, Adrian burned the letter after continuing to read: I trusted you, Adrian. It’s your fault he hurt me.

What’s going on and what exactly happened to Flora?! I have a feeling this will be the lingering mystery all season long.

Other Thoughts:

  • Marisol, played by Ana Ortiz, is hands down my favorite maid so far. I forgot how much I missed Ugly Betty. I’m glad that she’s getting her time to shine now.
  • That scene with Carmen at the piano was kind of amazing. She has a beautiful voice and has so much spunkiness that it’s hard not to root for her.
  • How did Adrian change Taylor’s mind so easily about letting Marisol work for the Powell’s? What’s he got on her and what do you think she meant by saying that he was so persuasive and cruel?
  • Be sure to check out the Devious Maids quotes section for a good laugh and reminder of some of the episode’s best lines.

Overall, this was a solid installment that gave us a chance to learn more about the maids and their crazy world. Consider this girl officially a fan that will be glued to her seat for the following Sunday nights all summer long.

So, what did you think TV Fanatics? Hit the comments to let us know what you thought about this week’s Devious Maids.


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Ok I fell in love with Rosie this week. Top of the World Ma! Classic movie classic line!


4. I CANNOT STAND Odessa!!!!! Odessa is so insufferable, obnoxious, toxic, abrasive, etc.. I would love for Carmen to yank that artificial leg off of Odessa and go upside Odessa's snotty-ass head with it. THAT WOULD TRULY ROCK!!!!!
5. And, lastly, where that letter is concerned...that's the first time I've ever seen a letter come with bits and pieces of subtitles. Wow. And, that buffoon Adrian may have burned that letter in that fireplace, but I have a feeling that ANOTHER COPY of that letter is floating around somewhere in Adrian and Evelyn's mansion. Just a thought..........
Until next time...Peace.


A little while ago, I played catch-up and watched the first 2 episodes of Devious Maids on Lifetime OnDemand. And...I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!! I think that show creator Marc Cherry has a definite hit on his hands!!!!! Some, um, observations:
1. As Genevieve, Susan Lucci TRULY ROCKS!!!!! In the pilot episode, when Genevieve said, "Before we leave for the hospital, I have to put on my face. I wouldn't want to scare any of the nurses", that was a truly LOL moment!!!!!
2. Adrian (Evelyn's obviously henpecked husband) is such a moronic tool...LOL!!!!!
3. Evelyn is so delightfully evil...LOL!!!!!
To be continued...


I love love love this show! Couldn't wait for it and couldn't be happier! Marc cherry is talented and this show will prove to be as well written as desperate housewives:)


Thanks SkaterBoy!


I like the show. Love seeing beautiful latina women revealing their stories and breaking new ground on TV. What I don't like is the quirky music played so much (and so loud) in the background of scenes. Nothing wrong with some here and there but I think they overdo it a bit. Also I noticed a bit of overacting here and there throughout this last episode. Particularly the scene with Taylor and Adrian.
I'll stick with it though. The few problems I had with it can be tweaked. Good job Eva!


AAi Dios Mio... This show rocks. I do think that they move fast and some of the motivation behind the characters are lost. I think that Marc needs to do what he did on Desperate Housewives... He needs to spend time introducing the characters a bit better...I know using a dead person as a voice over won't work in this show but something to explain everyone a little better...


It appears at the end Marisol is one loving and caring mother - a theme reflected through all the maids and even in characters like Genevieve. As Marisol visits her son in jail she talks about the letter in a book that she finds which she believes was written by Flora before her death pointing out there was someone nasty in her life (I think at some point rape was suggested). but Adrian stole the note so she couldn't bring it to him to verify the handwriting. My review of the show. It moves fast which does make character development difficult. A lot of characters and they do seem to rather limited dimensional but it is a fun show. The maids are the stars. But the Powells, Odessa and Genevieve steal the show. Grant Show and Susan Lucci's characters are wonderful - they are likeable characters who show not all rich people are snobs and belittle the help. Both of them bring a certain amount of tenderness and vulnerability. It is too bad that Lucci and Show weren't more on. Lucci yes, undoubtedly hired to be a bit like Erica but her sense and timing of comedy is wonderful. She is over the top as her character when it is appropriate and absolutley perfectly understated at other times - wonderful fun performance. Reyes and Ortiz are solid in their roles too.


can anyone tell me what happened at the very end of episode 2 (starting from when Marisol went to visit her son in jail again. My damn satellite dish cut out because of the rain :(

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Devious Maids Season 1 Episode 2 Quotes

"We have a saying here in Beverly Hills. To steal another one's husband is rude. To steal her maid is unforgivable." 


"You're wearing your smug smile... the one that makes me want to strike you."