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.

Devious Maids Premiere Pic

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:

Pilot Review

Editor Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 (60 Votes)
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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?