Fans Call This Drama with 94% on RT Their ‘Favorite Netflix Show of All Time’

Fans Call This Drama with 94% on RT Their ‘Favorite Netflix Show of All Time’
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This show may seem like the most depressing story you've ever seen, but its message is actually uplifting.

A young woman with a child in the pitch darkness makes her way to the car while her lover is fast asleep. She starts the car frantically but decisively and rushes away from this place at full speed.

All these steps resemble the beginning of a thriller, but the series Maid does not so much deceive the audience's expectations as it makes us rethink our own ideas about what is called domestic violence.

What Is Maid About?

In 2021, Netflix released a series inspired by Stephanie Land's memoir of the same name, which tells the story of Alex (Margaret Qualley), a woman raising her young daughter.

We meet the main character when, trying not to wake up her boyfriend, she plans an escape in the middle of the night to protect herself and her child from an alcoholic. Thus begins a series of trials for Alex: working as a maid, trying to find an apartment, helping her mother, and the daily struggle with poverty to provide a better life for her daughter.

Maid Became One of Netflix's Most Acclaimed Projects

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Maid has received high scores on Rotten Tomatoes — 94% from critics and 86% from viewers — and for good reason. It is a show with an important social message that does not get bogged down in moralizing, but instead reveals modern problems through a touching story.

“It's not just that the show was really well done, well-written, well plotted, incredibly well-acted; it's also just a massively important show, one that I think highlights the wreckage that is brought onto a life both by poverty and domestic abuse,” Reddit user VanillaIsActuallyYum wrote.

Reading the premise of Maid, you might get the feeling that this is perhaps the darkest Netflix project, but this is not entirely true. The bitterness of despair that accompanies the woman on her path to independence and well-being permeates the story, but does not turn it into an impenetrable darkness.

Small victories, expressions of support from unexpected people: all this floats to the surface and clearly articulates the true message of the show — kindness may not save the world, but it can save each of us.