"Devious Maids" is Good, But Here's How It Could Be Better
By Grace Hwang Lynch on June 12, 2013
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Have you seen Eva Longoria's new Lifetime show Devious Maids? I haven't had a chance to check it out myself, but have been hearing a lot of buzz about it, especially since it portrays a predominantly Latina cast as housekeepers. So I was REALLY interested when I found out that Kathy Cano-Murillo had written a review of the pilot over at Crafty Chica. And according to Kathy, it's not as bad as critics had worried, but there are some things that could be improved:
It’s not at all horrible. It’s campy, saucy, and funny at times -- very Lifetime TV. All the actresses show mucho talent. I wanted sooo bad to say I loved it, but there were a few cringe factors. I won’t go into them because it’s not even worth it, we’ve all seen them before. AND I’m about promoting positivity, so I’ll share my thoughts on changes I’d make! I would really like for Devious Maids to succeed beyond the first season, but it is going to need some revamping to connect with today’s savvy viewers.
Kathy has suggestions on how the producers -- Longoria and Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry -- could improve the story by adding more intergenerational developments, adventure twists or Hollywood glam. Check out Kathy's ideas at Crafty Chica and then tell us what you think in the comments.
Devious Maids premieres Sunday, June 23. Do you plan to watch it? Or does it look like prime-time pablum?
News and Politics Editor Grace Hwang Lynch blogs about raising an Asian mixed-race family at HapaMama.
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