Parent reviews for Devious Maids

Common Sense says

Maid drama is mature, soapy fun, with some stereotypes.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 1 review
Adult Written byHelen M. May 4, 2018

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 contains:

Sexy stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Parent Written bypracticalpositive August 13, 2013

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 contains:

Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking