Say this for Devious Maids: its premiere did not go unnoticed.
The new drama from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry kicked off on Lifetime last night, with critics giving the series lukewarm reviews.
Television critics, that is.
Other critics have been far more vocal in how the program - which centers around five Hispanics working for a handful of rich, white employers - drives home a bothersome stereotype.
“There probably wasn’t a Latina in the country who didn’t initially roll her eyes of ‘oh great, here we go again. Another Latina character that’s a maid …,’” said Damarys Ocana, executive editor of Latina magazine.