“Maid”: One of Netflix’s best originals


Ruthie Light, Reporter

“Maid” is a ten-episode Netflix Original, created by Molly Smith Metzler, that aired on October 1, 2021. This drama features Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, Rylea Naveah Wittet, Anika Noni Rose, Raymond Ablack, and Andie MacDowell.  The show follows the struggles that a young mom, Alex (Margaret Qualley), endures as a working maid living in an abuse shelter with her two-year-old daughter after an extremely terrifying incident with her ex-boyfriend, Sean (Nick Robinson). 

I first watched this show during spring break and I genuinely could not stop watching. I finished it in two days because of how invested I was in the story that was being told. One of the things that stood out to me about this drama is that it is inspired by the memoir “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive” by Stephanie Land. The fact that the story is inspired by true events adds to the scary reality that “Maid” addresses. Many people in this day and age do not realize how many horrible things people in the lower class experience while trying to simply stay alive, and this show definitely makes it a point to depict how truly cruel the world can be. Also, the emotional storyline brought tears to my eyes multiple times throughout tuning in. The way Margaret Qualley expresses Alex’s lengthy grieving process is spot-on and the series would not be the same without her incredible acting skills. Another actress I want to mention is Anika Noni Rose. She plays the character Regina, who is a wealthy woman that Alex works for who struggles with many issues of her own. The way she portrays the feelings her character expresses is immaculate. To be completely honest, there was not one actor/actress in this show that did not impress me with their acting. The casting for this series could quite literally not get any better,

Overall, I would rate this show 5/5 stars. This show is pretty mature, so I recommend it to anyone that can handle mature television. I also recommend this series to anyone who enjoys realistic storylines. The plot of this drama is so encapsulating and interesting, and the acting is divine. This series made me emotional in so many different ways, and has definitely become one of my favorite shows. “Maid” is 100% worth the watch, and, if you choose to watch it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.