Ever since the popularity of Desperate Housewives there have been numerous shows bringing the day time soap opera to primetime and sporting a more recognizable cast. The latest, Devious Maids, based on the Mexican TV series Ellas son la Alegria del Hogar, brings this format to probably the most appropriate network Lifetime. If you happened to miss out on the first season of the series now is your chance to get caught up on your housework with the complete first season on DVD.
Devious Maids follows four Latina maids with ambition and dreams of their own work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills and all the betrayal, lust, and secrets surrounding them all. The series stars Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Judy Reyes, and Susan Lucci. If you have ever checked out Desperate Housewives then you already know what to expect with this series. The format is almost identical just shifting everything into the world of the maids, mostly due to creator Marc Cherry created both of them. The series kicks off with a mysterious death and in turn sets all of the events in motion that makes up the various scandalous and conniving directions of the characters as well as all bringing them together into one cohesive group. With shows like this there isn’t really anything all that original to it since it has been done a thousand times, but it brings a Spanish twist to it all that does add some fun new elements. That simple aspect adds to the sometimes over the top drama much like the popular Spanish Telenovela’s. Each episode not only contains some one of aspects, but are connected with multiple ongoing story arcs that are all being revealed around the major plot of the first episode murder that keeps all the parties intertwined in varying ways. For those that hate the lingering revelation to mysteries in this show, truth be told they do a great job wrapping things up for this season all while setting up a new situation to kick off next season.
As mentioned, if you are looking for a show to fill the void left by the ending of Desperate Housewives then this is the perfect show for you. In addition to all 13 episodes of the series this DVD set also includes bloopers, extended and deleted scenes, as well as the featurette “Devious Maids 30310”. With season 2 getting ready to kick off on April 20th now is the perfect time to play catch up so grab your copy of Devious Maids The Complete First Season available now.
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