As I was perusing the interwebs for ways to entertain myself during some down time at work I somehow found my way to HuffPo’s TV section.
Originally I clicked on an article about the show Smash, which has finally lived up to it’s name because it stinks like shit and as a result has finally been canceled.
After I finished that article I was enticed by a picture that lead to this link.
Devious Maids is a new show that will be terrorizing our televisions from the creator of Desperate Housewives Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria.
First, let’s go to the name.
Of course I could only expect this amount of non-creativity from the man who brought us Desperate Housewives which was a show about…. desperate housewives.
I’m going to assume that these maids will, somehow, be devious.
Thanks for saving all of the mystery for us Marc.
Second, I must tilt my head to the side and ask Eva ‘Por que?’
You have an opportunity to portray a cast of five smokin’ hot Latina sistah’s and your Go-To plot is having them be maids?
Lo siento. Devious Maids.
Just how will they be accomplishing this?
Are they going to wash the whites with the colors? Will they not be using Lemon Pledge?
What makes them so damn devious? Because even if the show turns out to be good guess what?
They’re fuckin’ maids.
I doubt they’ll be washing dishes and raising their employer’s children in five inch stilettos and tight black titty dresses unless they’re maids at the Playboy mansion.
Third, this is a rip off of another show from Mexico titled Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar which translates to “They are a Home’s Joy”. I’m going to assume that, like most shows America rips off, the original will be far superior to this mess.
Maybe I’m being too sensitive.
Nah, fuck that.
Are there no white maids? Have there never been white maids in the history of the world?
It’s the same old shit with these shows, like The Haves and The Have Nots. I realize that being a maid is an honorable profession and I wouldn’t knock anyone who’s doing it. A check is a check, and everyone needs a check.
But on TV and in movies the maids are always black or “other”.
A few years ago there was a movie that opened to rave reviews and critical acclaim called The Help, but I’ve never seen it for two very simple reasons:
1) The title of the movie is The Help. That’s just as bad as Devious Maids and Desperate Housewives
2) All of the maids are black.
And yes, I know that it’s historically accurate. But come on man. Really?
So if The Help took place during the 1960’s when being a black maid was as prevalent as crap ass music is today, it makes me wonder:
Could she have been “passing” during the 1960’s for fear of being lynched while she was out on a date with Sam the Meat Man? Maybe the Brady’s were racists and Alice found out the hard way when she approached Mrs. Brady about the sets of holes in all of their white sheets.
Mrs. Brady – Oh those aren’t our sleeping sheets Alice. Those are me and Mike’s uniforms for our night jobs.
Alice – Night jobs? What do you do?
Mrs. Brady – Well Alice, you know how you like to keep our sheets nice and white? We like to keep America nice and white.
Wouldn’t that be the biggest mindfuck of all time?!!