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''Devious Maids'' is a PrimeTimeSoap airing on Creator/{{Lifetime}} created by [[Series/DesperateHousewives Marc Cherry]] with Creator/EvaLongoria and Cherry serving as two of the executive producers (and in the case of the latter, director of the season two premiere). Based on the Mexican {{telenovela}} ''Ellas son la Alegria del Hogar'', the series is about a group of Latina maids, the eccentric Beverly Hills elite for whom they work, and how their lives are affected when one of their own is murdered.

Shortly after the series was announced and a promotional ad was released, controversy erupted over the perceived stereotyping and racial implications of the Latina characters as maids and {{Spicy Latina}}s. Eva Longoria has come forward to defend the show, saying that the portrayal of the main characters are neither racist nor stereotypical.

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''Devious Maids'' is a PrimeTimeSoap airing on Creator/{{Lifetime}} created by [[Series/DesperateHousewives Marc Cherry]] with Creator/EvaLongoria and Cherry serving as two of the executive producers (and in the case of the latter, director of the season two premiere). Based on the Mexican {{telenovela}} ''Ellas son la Alegria del Hogar'', the series is about a group of group of Latina maids, maids working for the eccentric Beverly Hills elite for whom they work, elite. The series featured an ensemble cast led by Creator/AnaOrtiz as Marisol Suarez, Creator/DaniaRamirez as Rosie Falta, Creator/RoselynSanchez as Carmen Luna, and how their lives are affected when one of their own is murdered.

Creator/JudyReyes as Zoila Diaz.

Shortly after the series was announced and a promotional ad was released, controversy erupted over the perceived stereotyping and racial implications of the Latina characters as maids and {{Spicy Latina}}s. Eva Longoria Creator/EvaLongoria has come forward to defend the show, saying that the portrayal of the main characters are neither racist nor stereotypical.



** Odessa, the head housekeeper for Alejandro Rubio, is Carmen's immediate boss and they clash almost instantaneouslyq.

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** Odessa, the head housekeeper for Alejandro Rubio, is Carmen's immediate boss and they clash almost instantaneouslyq.instantaneously.



* BettyAndVeronica: Valentina finds herself as the Archie in season 2 between Remi, who she broke up with in Africa because he was always busy, and Ethan the poolboy who understands her life better growing up with a similar background to her but doesn't know much about him.

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* BettyAndVeronica: Valentina finds herself as the Archie in season 2 between Remi, who she broke up with in Africa because he was always busy, and Ethan the poolboy pool boy who understands her life better growing up with a similar background to her but doesn't know much about him.



* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Rosie accidentally feels her employer's erection when he hugs her. When Zoila and Marisol press on for details, she holds up a huge cucumber.

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* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Rosie accidentally feels her employer's erection [[RagingStiffie erection]] when he hugs her. When Zoila and Marisol press on for details, she holds up a huge cucumber.



* BlackBestFriend: Sam to Carmen

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* BlackBestFriend: Sam to CarmenCarmen, though he wishes to be more.



* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Valentina towards Zoila, but only when the subject of Remi is concerned.

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* BrattyTeenageDaughter: BrattyTeenageDaughter:
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Valentina towards Zoila, but only when the subject of Remi is concerned.



* BrokenBird: Evelyn in spades, Taylor to some degree.

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* BrokenBird: BrokenBird:
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Evelyn in spades, Taylor to some degree.



* {{Cliffhanger}}: The second season ends with [[spoiler:Carmen spotting a suspicious car at Rosie and Spence's wedding and she's too late to stop Spence's unstable nephew from shooting the wedding party. The last camera shot is Rosie's bloody bouquet dropping to the ground.]]

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* {{Cliffhanger}}: {{Cliffhanger}}:
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The second season ends with [[spoiler:Carmen spotting a suspicious car at Rosie and Spence's wedding and she's too late to stop Spence's unstable nephew from shooting the wedding party. The last camera shot is Rosie's bloody bouquet dropping to the ground.]]



* ClingyJealousGirl:[[spoiler: Carmen didn't like it when Sam was dating a chef.]]

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* ClingyJealousGirl:[[spoiler: ClingyJealousGirl:
** [[spoiler:
Carmen didn't like it when Sam was dating a chef.]]



** Carmen as well.

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** %%** Carmen as well.



* DistractedByTheSexy: Evelyn is completely taken with the new bodyguard Tony and is unable to hold a conversation with him without staring.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Evelyn is completely taken with the new bodyguard Tony and is unable to hold a conversation with him without staring.[[EatingTheEyeCandy staring]].



* {{Fanservice}}: Cause they're beautiful and ''dirty'' rich.
* FemaleGaze

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* %%* {{Fanservice}}: Cause they're beautiful and ''dirty'' rich.
* %%* FemaleGaze



* GoodParents: Zoila, she does love her daughter even though she doesn't approve of her decisions sometimes.

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* GoodParents: GoodParents:
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Zoila, she does love her daughter even though she doesn't approve of her decisions sometimes.



* [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted: Eddie, Marisol's son.]]

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* [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted: Eddie, HappilyAdopted: [spoiler:Eddie, Marisol's son.]]



* HeelRealization: Peri Westmore gets a much needed one when her husband has a heart attack [[spoiler: while having sex with Rosie]] and decides to enter therapy so she can fix her marriage.

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* HeelRealization: Peri Westmore gets a much needed much-needed one when her husband has a heart attack [[spoiler: while having sex with Rosie]] and decides to enter therapy so she can fix her marriage.



* HiddenDepths: The first episode makes it seem like Evelyn Powell is a stone cold bitch who is more concerned about the mess made than her maid's actual death and perfectly happy to let an innocent boy take the fall for the murder to keep her secrets from being uncovered. In later episodes it is revealed that she is [[spoiler: a deeply unhappy woman years into a life she hates, beginning with her son's death 15 years earlier. Both Evelyn and Adrian agreed his death was Evelyn's fault and eventually came to an agreement: Adrian would not file for divorce (and would not cheat on Evelyn) if he was allowed to explore his own voyeurism by hiring prostitutes to have sex with their friends in their house while he watches. The terms of that agreement were tested, to say the least, when Adrian slept with Flora.]]
** Genevieve. She is very embarassed about her humble past that she changes her and her brother's name, Eunice Mudge and Henry to Genevieve and Henri. She also has a rocky relationship with her mother.

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* HiddenDepths: HiddenDepths:
**
The first episode makes it seem like Evelyn Powell is a stone cold stone-cold bitch who is more concerned about the mess made than her maid's actual death and perfectly happy to let an innocent boy take the fall for the murder to keep her secrets from being uncovered. In later episodes episodes, it is revealed that she is [[spoiler: a deeply unhappy woman years into a life she hates, beginning with her son's death 15 years earlier. Both Evelyn and Adrian agreed his death was Evelyn's fault and eventually came to an agreement: Adrian would not file for divorce (and would not cheat on Evelyn) if he was allowed to explore his own voyeurism by hiring prostitutes to have sex with their friends in their house while he watches. The terms of that agreement were tested, to say the least, when Adrian slept with Flora.]]
** Genevieve. She is very embarassed embarrassed about her humble past that she changes her and her brother's name, Eunice Mudge and Henry to Genevieve and Henri. She also has a rocky relationship with her mother.



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Except for the pilot, all the episodes of season one have names connected to domestic work ("Taking Out The Trash," "Minding The Baby," "Scrambling The Eggs," and so on up to the season finale "Totally Clean").

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming:
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Except for the pilot, all the episodes of season one have names connected to domestic work ("Taking Out The Trash," "Minding The Baby," "Scrambling The Eggs," and so on up to the season finale "Totally Clean").



* IncompatibleOrientation: [[spoiler: Odessa has feelings for Alejandro]]

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* IncompatibleOrientation: [[spoiler: Odessa has feelings for Alejandro]]the gay Alejandro.]]



* MaleGaze: Don't be surprised...
* MamaBear: '''Zoila'''. She won't care if you're her boss, she'll threaten you if she thinks you're screwing around with her daughter.

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* %%* MaleGaze: Don't be surprised...
* MamaBear: MamaBear:
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'''Zoila'''. She won't care if you're her boss, she'll threaten you if she thinks you're screwing around with her daughter.



* MsFanservice: All the maids.

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* MsFanservice: MsFanservice:
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All the maids.



* MyBelovedSmother: Zoila has this problem a lot.

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* MyBelovedSmother: MyBelovedSmother:
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Zoila has this problem a lot.



* OlderThanTheyLook: Genevieve claims that the pool boy left her because he thought she looked 40. Zoila points out that she still looks great at almost 60, which only sends [[ComplimentBackfire Genevieve further into hysterics.]]

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* OlderThanTheyLook: OlderThanTheyLook:
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Genevieve claims that the pool boy left her because he thought she looked 40. Zoila points out that she still looks great at almost 60, which only sends [[ComplimentBackfire Genevieve further into hysterics.]]



* [[ShesGotLegs They Got Legs]]

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* [[ShesGotLegs They Got Legs]]SexlessMarriage: Evelyn and Adrian share a bed but don't sleep together for over a decade, which is why Adrian resorts to [[TheOldestProfession "his disgusting little hobby"]].
%%* ShesGotLegs



* SkinnyDipping: In "Setting the Table", Carmen is quick to take advantage of the fact that Alejandro and Odessa will be out of the house for a while to enjoy its luxuries herself, including going for a swim in his pool in the buff. She's also [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl uncaring about doing so in front of Sam]], who is too busy EatingTheEyeCandy to properly protest. Naturally, Odessa comes back sooner than expected and Carmen has to hurry and hide inside a piano naked as Sam covers for her.



*** [[spoiler: she also slept with and got pregnant by one of Eddie's friends]]

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*** [[spoiler: she also slept with and got pregnant by one of Eddie's friends]]friends]]

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''Devious Maids'' is a PrimeTimeSoap airing on Lifetime created by [[Series/DesperateHousewives Marc Cherry]] with Creator/EvaLongoria and Cherry serving as two of the executive producers (and in the case of the latter, director of the season two premiere). Based on the Mexican {{telenovela}} ''Ellas son la Alegria del Hogar'', the series is about a group of Latina maids, the eccentric Beverly Hills elite for whom they work, and how their lives are affected when one of their own is murdered.

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''Devious Maids'' is a PrimeTimeSoap airing on Lifetime Creator/{{Lifetime}} created by [[Series/DesperateHousewives Marc Cherry]] with Creator/EvaLongoria and Cherry serving as two of the executive producers (and in the case of the latter, director of the season two premiere). Based on the Mexican {{telenovela}} ''Ellas son la Alegria del Hogar'', the series is about a group of Latina maids, the eccentric Beverly Hills elite for whom they work, and how their lives are affected when one of their own is murdered.


''Devious Maids'' is a PrimeTimeSoap airing on Lifetime created by [[Series/DesperateHousewives Marc Cherry]] with Eva Longoria and Cherry serving as two of the executive producers (and in the case of the latter, director of the season two premiere). Based on the Mexican {{telenovela}} ''Ellas son la Alegria del Hogar'', the series is about a group of Latina maids, the eccentric Beverly Hills elite for whom they work, and how their lives are affected when one of their own is murdered.

Shortly after the series was announced and a promotional ad was released, controversy erupted over the perceived stereotyping and racial implications of the Latina characters as maids and {{Spicy Latina}}s. Eva Longoria has defended the show, saying that the portrayal of the main characters are not racist and stereotypical.

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''Devious Maids'' is a PrimeTimeSoap airing on Lifetime created by [[Series/DesperateHousewives Marc Cherry]] with Eva Longoria Creator/EvaLongoria and Cherry serving as two of the executive producers (and in the case of the latter, director of the season two premiere). Based on the Mexican {{telenovela}} ''Ellas son la Alegria del Hogar'', the series is about a group of Latina maids, the eccentric Beverly Hills elite for whom they work, and how their lives are affected when one of their own is murdered.

Shortly after the series was announced and a promotional ad was released, controversy erupted over the perceived stereotyping and racial implications of the Latina characters as maids and {{Spicy Latina}}s. Eva Longoria has defended come forward to defend the show, saying that the portrayal of the main characters are not neither racist and nor stereotypical.


''Devious Maids'' is a PrimeTimeSoap airing on Lifetime created by [[Series/DesperateHousewives Marc Cherry]] with Eva Longoria and Cherry serving as two of the executive producers (and in the case of the latter, director of the season two premiere). Based on the [[{{Telenovela}} Mexican novela]] ''Ellas son la Alegria del Hogar'', the series is about a group of Latina maids, the eccentric Beverly Hills elite for whom they work, and how their lives are affected when one of their own is murdered.

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''Devious Maids'' is a PrimeTimeSoap airing on Lifetime created by [[Series/DesperateHousewives Marc Cherry]] with Eva Longoria and Cherry serving as two of the executive producers (and in the case of the latter, director of the season two premiere). Based on the [[{{Telenovela}} Mexican novela]] {{telenovela}} ''Ellas son la Alegria del Hogar'', the series is about a group of Latina maids, the eccentric Beverly Hills elite for whom they work, and how their lives are affected when one of their own is murdered.


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Shortly after the series was announced and a promotional ad was released, controversy erupted over the perceived stereotyping and racial implications of the Latina characters as maids and {{Spicy Latina}}s. Eva Longoria has defended the show, saying that the portrayal of the main characters are not racist and stereotypical. Only time, personal opinion, and viewing of the actual episodes will tell if these statements are true.

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Shortly after the series was announced and a promotional ad was released, controversy erupted over the perceived stereotyping and racial implications of the Latina characters as maids and {{Spicy Latina}}s. Eva Longoria has defended the show, saying that the portrayal of the main characters are not racist and stereotypical. Only time, personal opinion, and viewing of the actual episodes will tell if these statements are true.\n




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** The show's SeriesFinale in Season 4 ends with [[spoiler: Peter being alone at the altar, as his bride, Marisol, not showing up, until a smashed window is later found, dripping blood, and whatever happens to Marisol is unknown.]]

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* RichesToRags: Evelyn, as she gets cut off financially from Adrian due to their divorce and also has her access blocked from their house. (All is part of his plan to get back together).


** Dani, [[spoiler: Carmen]]'s daughter. Especially when she finds out who she is.



* Cult: The Circle in Season 4 is a cult whose members are only restricted to the rich and famous.

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* Cult: {{Cult}}: The Circle in Season 4 is a cult whose members are only restricted to the rich and famous.



* MockMillionaire: Zoila is one to impress Kyle, who sees her (unknowingly) wearing her new boss's clothes, while she was trying them on.



** Season 3 has Ernesto, Rosie's NotQuiteDead husband, Sebastien, and Jesse.
** Fourth season has Peter, another new man of Marisol's and Jesse, now her ex-boyfriend. In the same season, there's also Kyle, Zoila's new boyfriend.



** Peri is also one.



* TrophyWife: Taylor

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* TrophyWife: TaylorTaylor.

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* Cult: The Circle in Season 4 is a cult whose members are only restricted to the rich and famous.


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** Genevieve and Peter, one of her ex-husbands, divorced because she "cheated" on him with a famous Oscar-winning director. [[spoiler: It turns out, her "cheating" was actually a rape, as he put something in her drink to have sex with her while she was blacked out, and she had no idea about how it being a rape, until she tells Marisol, who's now dating Peter, confirming it to be one.]] She's kept this secret for years because no one would believe her.


* BlondesAreEvil: Remi's first girlfriend.


* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Except for the pilot, all the episodes of season one have names connected to domestic work ("Taking Out The Trash," "Minding The Baby," "Scrambling The Eggs," and so on up to the season finale "Totally Clean"). Season two names the episodes after plays ("An Ideal Husband," "The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs," "Crimes Of The Heart," "The Bad Seed" etc).

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Except for the pilot, all the episodes of season one have names connected to domestic work ("Taking Out The Trash," "Minding The Baby," "Scrambling The Eggs," and so on up to the season finale "Totally Clean"). Clean").
**
Season two names the episodes after plays ("An Ideal Husband," "The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs," "Crimes Of The Heart," "The Bad Seed" etc).
**The third season's episodes are named after movies ("From Here to Eternity," "Cries and Whispers," "Terms of Endearment," "Anatomy of a Murder"
etc).


** Odessa, the head housekeeper for Alejandro Rubio, is Carmen's immediate boss and they clash almost instantaneously.
*** Though to be fair she is just being protective of her boss of people who will take advantage of him which Carmen definitely intends to do.

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** Odessa, the head housekeeper for Alejandro Rubio, is Carmen's immediate boss and they clash almost instantaneously.
*** Though to be fair she is just being protective of her boss of people who will take advantage of him which Carmen definitely intends to do.
instantaneouslyq.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Carmen and Marisol have this in spades. They're always snarking at each other, but ultimately still help each other out.

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* CreepyChild: Katy, the Stappords' new adopted girl is this in spades.

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