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Will Lifetime’s ‘Devious Maids’ Be Renewed For Season Four? | By Haider Rifaat

The third season of the thrilling Lifetime soap opera Devious Maids will conclude next week on August 24th, 2015. The show stars Roselyn Sanchez, Judy Reyes, Ana Ortiz and Dania Ramirez as four ambitious Latina maids working for some of the most affluent families in Los Angeles, California. But these four ladies harbor many dirty secrets of the households they represent.

The first season of the show focused on Flora Hernandez’s murder case. The maids made it their mission to find out who the real killer really was.

The second season had a lot going on. There was an obsessed ‘maid’ lover who also happened to be a killer. The season ended its run with a cliffhanger – a major character got shot on Rosie’s wedding ceremony.
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In the current season three of Devious Maids, the center of focus was the Stappord family who had recently adopted a Mexican girl, Katy. It was later revealed in the last few episodes that she had witnessed her father’s murder and that a gang of goons were after her.

Additionally, a new maid was introduced this season, Blanca Alvarez (played by Naya Rivera) who was yet again murdered by an anonymous killer, and now we will finally uncover who the actual killer is in next week’s season finale.

Speaking of ratings, the current season of the show generated a million viewers per episode facing a downfall as compared to the last two seasons. But the real question is, will Lifetime renew Devious Maids for a fourth season? I sure hope so! Although the ratings have not been so impressive this year, the show continues to surprise us with its writing and acting. Let’s keep those fingers crossed!


Why You Have Got To See ‘Bates Motel’ | Haider Rifaat

So, it was Friday night and I was hoping to see something different from the usual stuff that is shown on television. I came across a series that seemed quite catchy solely by its title. The show is called Bates Motel and is based on the 1987 film ‘Psycho’ starring Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates. I must say, Psycho was a twisted thriller that was cleverly plotted out. I recently purchased season one of Bates Motel and frankly speaking, the show is pretty good!

The series stars Vera Farmiga who is a great actress in my opinion and the fresh faced, Freddie Highmore who has a bright future in film and television. I don’t know about all of you but Freddie Highmore is perfect for the role of Norman Bates in the series. His facial features resemble so much to that of Anthony Perkins. I have seen three episodes of the series so far and I’m hooked! I must say, ‘Bates Motel’ has become one of my latest obsessions of late and I recommend the readers to tune into the show. The series is unpredictable when it comes to the shocking twists and turns and that is mainly what I look up to in a television show these days.

14-0228A_BatesMotelS2_G+_cover_1080x608_FINThe twisted yet unexpected storylines of the show keep you hooked until the end of every episode. No one should trust any character in the series as everyone puts on a good face that can easily deceive any fan. Nowadays there are many series’ that are following the neo-noir format such as ‘Pretty Little Liars’ and ‘Devious Maids.’

In addition, the shooting location of the show was primarily the reason why I could not keep my eyes off the screen. The locations matter, at least they do to me. There is nothing better than a good show that has all these different locations. They can easily build up more suspense and expectancy from the current scene of the episode.

Also, Bates Motel is based on the film ‘Psycho’ which is why it keeps the fans glued to the show. The film is a classic and I must commend the producer(s) and director(s) efforts for creating such a masterminded television series that is a prequel to the original film. Almost every fan anticipates the series’ upcoming plots and what might possibly be delivered to the audience every week.

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As I mentioned before, the acting in the show is brilliant! Vera Farmiga is a great actress. Having seen her film ‘Orphan’, I believe that she is perfect for the role of Norma Bates. Not to forget Freddie Highmore’s underrated acting skills. Both of these actors have a great mother-son bond in the show.

Bates Motel cannot be categorized as a thriller series. It has some elements of mystery, drama, horror and lots of suspense. The show not only focuses on the lives of Norman and Norma Bates but delivers something new to the audience every week and that is mainly why it is doing so well on television.

I personally believe that Bates Motel is this generation’s ‘Psycho’ and it deserves all the praise it’s worthy of. I am eagerly waiting to see the rest of the show’s seasons. For those of you who have not seen this twisted thriller, I would strongly recommend you see Bates Motel.


‘Devious Maids’ Season 2 (Finale) – Nick Killed The Powell’s Son | Haider Rifaat

So, it was Sunday night and I was all geared up to watch the latest episode of ‘Devious Maids’, a modern day soap opera that is a blend of mystery, drama and bits of comedy. As the season two of the show is nearing its end, there are a lot of questions that have left millions of fans puzzled, including me.

This week’s episode was intense. Season two of ‘Devious Maids’ took a whole new different turn in terms of the storyline. Marisol Suarez (Ortiz) had found the perfect life partner, Nick Deering. But after some secrets started unfolding throughout the second season, Marisol was convinced that her fiancé was keeping something from her. In yesterday’s episode, Marisol disguised herself as Opal and went on to search for some answers. After she found a cloth covered with blood and a letter in Opal’s safe deposit box, Marisol was left flabbergasted.

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The letter said, “Tragedy in Beverly Hills.” As far as my opinion is concerned, Nick is the one who killed the Powell’s son. It might have been a hit and run. Opal must have accompanied Nick when the unfortunate accident took place. Dahlia, on the other hand, could not have kept this a secret anymore and was going to expose the whole truth. As a result, she was thrown off the bridge by Opal, her girlfriend. Although, it seems quite evident that Nick killed the Powell’s son, I bet that the season two finale of ‘Devious Maids’ would have a lot more to offer to the audience. I can’t hardly wait for next week’s finale episode!