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Don’t miss the premiere of Devious Maids Sunday, June 23 at 10PM ET/PT on Lifetime.
I had the opportunity to watch the first episode of the highly-anticipated new drama “Devious Maids”, this weekend. I was initially interested in watching the show because it’s filled with incredibly talented Latinas. “Devious Maids” is produced by Marc Cherry (“Desperate Housewives”) and Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”). The all-star cast, Ana Ortiz (“Ugly Betty”), Dania Ramirez (“Entourage”), Roselyn Sánchez (“Without a Trace”), Edy Ganem (“Livin’ Loud”) and Judy Reyes (“Scrubs”), portray five maids with ambition and dreams of their own while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. I know I just had to be in for a good show.
The show opens up to a guitar playing in the background of a lavish Beverly Hills mansion party, poolside. Flor, the maid, is confronted by her boss for having an affair with her husband that quickly leads to her death by a mysterious killer seconds after she leaves a tell-all note behind. At the funeral, Ana Ortiz (Marisol Duarte) discusses with the other ladies whether or not she should go to police with the information Flora confessed to them before her death but because of fear of their own safety, they decided not to move forward and leave things be but Marisol’s curiosity just won’t let that be. Que sera el secreto de Flor?!
The show introduces the characters in separate scenes as each actress plays very interesting lives aside from their day jobs. Speculations about Flor’s death grows deeper as questions arise about who killed Flora and why. The fact that each actress plays very versatile and interesting lives makes me want to watch more. Without spoiling any of the good parts, the show ends with a huge surprise that left me speechless. Needless to say, I’m curios to find out what happens next!
About Devious Maids:
In “Devious Maids,” murder and mayhem collide in the mansions of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful families. Class warfare has never been as fun and dirty as it is in the tony enclave where the staff is as clever, witty, outrageous and downright devilish as their employers. Whoever holds the dirt holds the power, and before the season is over, illicit affairs will be revealed and deep dark secrets exposed as we learn the sordid details behind a shocking murder of a beloved housemaid.
The series centers on a close-knit group of maids who are bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and the melodramatic “upstairs-downstairs” universe that engulfs their employers. Rosie (Ramirez), a widow who left her son back in Mexico when her husband died, works as the maid and nanny for a pair of self-absorbed and successful actors, Peri and Spence Westmore (Mariana Klaveno, “True Blood,” and Grant Show, “Swing Town”). Aspiring singer Carmen (Sánchez), hopes that her pop star employer Alejandro (Matt Cedeño, “Days of Our Lives”) can help jump-start her career, but Odessa (Melinda Paige Hamilton, “Mad Men”), his very loyal housekeeper and her boss, will stop at nothing to stand in her way. Zoila (Reyes) is the senior maid for Genevieve Delatour (Susan Lucci, “All My Children”), a codependent, emotionally unstable wealthy woman. She works alongside her teen daughter Valentina (Ganem), who has a crush on Genevieve’s handsome son, Remi (Drew Van Acker, “Pretty Little Liars”).
In the series premiere, the women turn to one another for support when their friend and fellow maid Flora (Paula Garces, “CSI Miami”) is brutally murdered at the home of her employers, Evelyn and Adrian Powell (Rebecca Wisocky, “American Horror Story,” and Tom Irwin, “Grey’s Anatomy”), at one of the largest society events of the year. Meanwhile, newcomer Marisol (Ortiz) is hired to clean the home of Taylor and Michael Stappord (Brianna Brown, “Homeland,” and Brett Cullen, “Damages”), a newlywed couple with a complicated love history. But Marisol has ulterior motives and when someone she loves becomes wrapped up in Flora’s murder, she goes undercover to learn the truth.
Tune in to the premiere of Devious Maids Sunday, June 23 at 10PM ET/PT on Lifetime.