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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Watching on Wednesday: Ugly Betty (The Complete Second Season)

Title: Ugly Betty
Type: Show
Age Group: Teens +
Release Year: 2008
My Rating: 5/5

Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) is back and with more drama at Mode than ever!

After the terrible car accident, Daniel (Eric Mabius) is stuck to a wheelchair in hope that Alexis (Rebecca Romijn) will wake up soon. But when she does, she can not remember about the sex change! Bradford Meade (Alan Dale) takes the chance to pretend to be the loving father he never was.

It is not long until Bradford decides to marry the manipulative Wilhelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams)! If the marriage follows through, she might end up being editor-in-chief after all! Oh the drama!

While Betty tries to help out with her friends and family, she have problems of her own. She loves her dorky, accounting boyfriend Henry (Christopher Gorham), but his ex-girlfriend is bearing his child. Love is already complicated as it is until sandwich-making Gio (Freddy Rodriguez) confesses his feelings to her! Aieeee! What will Betty do in between work with evil co-workers and two great guys??

Ugly Betty is the only show I ever watch now (asides America's/Canada's Next Top Model). It is full of fun and twists that makes you dying for it episode after episode.

Morals and beliefs play a huge role in Ugly Betty. The characters are always thrown into situations where they have to either choose between what they believe is ethical or the solution to their problem. Almost every episode, it is about choosing what one believes is right. It makes you wonder what you would do if you were in the characters' shoes, especially if you have strong ethics.

But of course, if Ugly Betty was only filled with problems like such then it would be way too dramatic for me to watch! The comedy with the characters, like Marc (Michael Urie) and Amanda (Becki Newton), balances everything out. Of course, Wilhelmina evilness is just so delightful! You just can't help but love to hate her! But she has a nicer side too that she never shows. I really am looking forward to her development of character down the road.

Season two of Ugly Betty is even better than the first! If you have not yet watched this show, I suggest you go start from the beginning now! Watching a fashionably-challenged assistant in the world of super-models and designer brands can never be funnier!

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a flight of minds said...

I love Ugly Betty! I haven't watched the newest season though... I should get on that.

- Alex

Diana Dang said...

Same here! Well, I just started the 3rd season but I hate the fact that Lindsay Lohan is in it...

Amy said...

I've never watched this show, but I may give it a try. I've been looking for a funny show that doesn't completely suck ;) Most tv these days does.

wdebo said...

Yeah for Ugly Betty!!! Only my fav show in the world!!!! :)

Diana Dang said...

@Amy: Yes, go watch it now!! :D

@wdebo: Of course!

Taren said...

I loved it the first season, but the second season doesn't do it for me at all. Part of that has to do with the writers' strike and the huge gap between episodes and shortnened season. This was also the time I lost interest in Heroes.

Diana Dang said...

@Taren: Oh really? That's disappointing to hear! So far, I am actually not so keen on the third season. Lindsay Lohan = boo!