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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Esther Scott ...
 Doris (6 episodes, 2004)
Jack Axelrod ...
 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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[after she's fired, Nanny Anna decides to sleep her way to sucess]
Anna, the Nanny: Do not cry for me. I always land on my back.
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Another standard-issue sitbomb
7 March 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The WB does it again! Or should I say, network television does it again. Here we have yet another so-so sitcom laid on us, not overly funny, yet not really a stinker. The story so far is actually a bit interesting, but the problem always seems to be the level of comedy. Maybe it's the overall lame dialog, generally overacted performances, or the annoying studio audience laughing (better than a laugh track, of course, but this one seems to be trying to emulate old Married With Children's). As only the pilot episode has aired as I write this, hopefully there will be a potential realized with the stellar eye-candy cast (Camille Guaty, Megan Fox, Marika Dominczyk, Keri Lynn Pratt, and yes even Brenda Strong), which is what saves this sitcom from a quick death (well, I would hope so, anyway). Plus Tori Spelling guest starring in anything is worth watching, IMHO! So, best of luck to this show. [Show: C - Cast: B+]


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