Devious Maids

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Maid drama is mature, soapy fun, with some stereotypes.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 17+

Mature Drama not intended for young audiences

Parents need to know right off the bat that this show is in every way a glorified Lifetime movie that combines the mystery of Desperate Housewives with the sex and female-centered storytelling of Sex and the City, but geared towards minorities. As such, sex, sexual dialogue, and sexual situations abound here, with parents main concern being the vast range in which these situations are portrayed. Scenes range from generally mild, to somewhat steamy, to flat out spicy, and there is no way of knowing what a scene will be before hand. Additional themes include prostitution, rape, and infidelity. A character in season 1 has a side "hobby" that borders on human trafficking. Consumerism may be another concern for parents as many characters are shown to be extremely materialistic [one such character is a woman who loses her money and sleeps with her ex for a million dollars, instead of getting a job]. Many characters smoke and drink excessively and are shown to be strong bigots; mild racial dialogue often ensues. Several characters are openly gay throughout the series and have a variety of relationships. Aside from its very soapy side however, lays a surprisingly well written drama, with an array of strong characters, ethnic diversity, and compelling intrigue that attempts [albeit subtly] to address the complicated intersection of race and privilege.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

Sexy soap opera intended for older teens and adults

Program has likeable beautiful characters, a soap opera with many sexual fetishes, drugs, violence all wrapped around a nice cushy consumerism. Let your young teen watch this if you want them posting videos on the internet of themselves having bondage sex while doing drugs... otherwise make them wait till they are not so impressionable.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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