It was okay, a little too formulaic, but it's hard to resist that big goofy smile loaded with a mouthful of braces. There are lot more ugly betties than pretty veronica's out there who'll tune in, so I suspect it'll stick around this season.
Anticipated outcome but still charming to say the least. I'm there next week. I have to admit her little brother actually adds to the show eventhough the role is small. I thought the scene when he wanted to see the fashion news show and his posturing was pretty funny.
I only made it about 30 minutes, and then left it. And I was stuck in a hotel on a business trip. With nothing to do. I went back to Spider Solitare on my laptop. And I don't mean computer! Badoom Ching!
Same here. Fortunately, ABC has committed to streaming the most recent episode at any given time full-length on their website: ABC Full Episodes I liked it enough to go through the bullshit. Earl and Office are going to stay real time (if only because NBC comes through shit on my VCR), Smallville's going on tape, and Betty's going to be online.
I don't think the networks could have have a better pilot to bring English-language Hispanic television out of the George Lopez ghetto. Very, very promising start. Really liked Tony Plana, too. Had a sort of Kris Kristofferson/Danny Trejo thing going on.
I think it's gonna be a little hard to market this show to american audiences as well as to hispanics because its based on a latin american 'novela' that was a HUGE success in latin america. So the hispanic viewers will be comparing it to the original 'Betty la Fea' and the american crowd will probably be comparing it to The Devil Wears Prada.
Hispanics will like the little in-jokes particularly if they've seen the original show. Americans might like the absurdity of some of the characters if they choose to follow the formula of the latin american show.
So far its been pretty good. We'll see what else they come up with.
I'm officially on board with the latest episode. Vulgar, campy and yet sweet without being cloying. Betty's family is actually believable and I love that little queen in training Justin. Best show of the season, by far.
Another quirk that hispanics will notice.... Whenever they show a clip from the 'novela' that Betty's family always watches on tv, its full of cameos by very famous actors and especially actresses from latin american novelas.
For instance, yesterday's episode had a cameo by the very yummy Jacqueline Bracamontes.