The Help (2004– )

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Maria was on her way to becoming a beautician when her mother's illness forced the 22 year-old to come home to care for her. Maria's mom has since moved on to a better place. Maria has ... See full summary »

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 Maria - Maid / ... (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Ollie, the Chauffeur (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Arlene Ridgeway, the Rich Lady (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Maggie, the Cook (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Anna, the Nanny (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Dwayne, the Trainer (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Molly the Dog Walker (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Doris (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Grandpa Eddie (5 episodes, 2004)
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 Adam Ridgeway (5 episodes, 2004)
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 Cassandra Ridgeway (3 episodes, 2004)
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Maria was on her way to becoming a beautician when her mother's illness forced the 22 year-old to come home to care for her. Maria's mom has since moved on to a better place. Maria has moved on as well - to be the maid for the insanely wealthy Ridgeway dynasty. As one of many servants who dote on the demented and dysfunctional family, Maria juggles extremely important tasks like dusting their many unread books, vacuuming their priceless rugs and picking up after their prized poodle Pookie. But the biggest surprise comes when Maria discovers there's not only a class struggle between the upstairs and the downstairs, but there's an all out war among The Help! Written by Anonymous

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Maria, the Maid: That was so brave when you yelled, "Take the limo! Just don't hurt me!"
Ollie, the Chauffeur: Yes, because I knew that if we kept walking we would find the limo.
Maria, the Maid: Yes, and I knew we would only have to push it another mile to the gas station.
Anna, the Nanny: I dont know what you are worried about. It was the prostitute who had to dance for the gas station owner!
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Like watching a sad backup job for all the lost Child Stars...
5 March 2004 | by (Canada Ontario) – See all my reviews

The show starts with a girl named Maria in a skimpy French maid's outfit. She continues to complain about how she has to clean for a sad bunch of rich snobs. Camille Guaty has never been renowed for her acting abilities (i.e.Gotta Kick it Up), and lives up(or down as some may view it) to her reputation.

Mindy Cohn plays the bitter cook of the household who well is just there to play the pudgy person who delivers bad comic relief and grosses the audience out by scratching her head in the families dinner. Victoria Spelling of course begged daddy dearest to pay the exec's to get a spot as a quirky dog walker who has teretz or something. Any time her name is called she spews out her true feelings, after the second spew it became old fast.

Then there is the last roundup of stars gone wrong, the worst of all David Faustino. In he walks halfway through the show and the fake audience clap loudly as if he was still on Married with Children, he then burps and goes to the refridgerator to show his true addiction as an alcoholic. Wow this show is getting better as it goes on.

The demeaning of women occurs throughout, with the women being shoved into skimpy outfits and then having cat fights; all the while whoring themseleves off in a cheap degrating matter. Promiscuity run a muck with a continuing gag of the Chauffer screwing around with the Boss'favorite daughter, but that was mostly implied thank god.

The sets looked used with a dab of cheap peach paint to show the true malibu status of the Hamptons (which wasn't even good). The acting and blocking of the actors was horrendous! What I mean is when the actors didn't talk they just stood there. The conflict in the plot was so silly that it made up for the un-funny, un-originale, un-talneted cast and script. If all the shows elements combined and left to stew (i.e. we're subjected to more episodes) it would become a sick soup that would make the viewer want to puke.

Don't watch. From the looks of the pilot the audience must have been held at gunpoint to recieve any laughs for the pathetic jokes. This series has no promise to it what so ever...

~Rube~


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