Devious Maids Season 1 Review “Pilot”

June 24, 2013 6:28 PM

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Devious Maids Season 1 Review “Pilot”

In the latest from “Desperate Housewives”-creator Marc Cherry, we get a look at how the other half lives in “Devious Maids”. Co-executive produced by the former star of that show, Eva Longoria, “Maids” is the first prominent show with a largely Latin cast since “Ugly Betty” and features one of that show’s stars, Ana Ortiz, as one of the most appealing of the leads, Marisol, whose son has been accused of a murder he did not commit. The opening scene, in which said murder takes place, is a grabber, and effectively sets the tone of the show, as, upon talking to the police after their maid is killed, her employer not-so-sensitively notes about all the blood left behind: “Who is going to clean all this up?”

And so it goes. We meet all of the main cast’s employers, and they are pretty awful people all around thus far. The wife of the murdered maid finds out her husband is sleeping with her (Paula Garcès, late of “The Shield”), but the maid, Flores, claims otherwise in a heretofore undiscovered note, in ...

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