Saturday, October 07, 2006
Ugly's never looked so good
It's one of those shows that I keep meaning to Tivo (but for some reason, haven't yet), and I finally caught the pilot of Ugly Betty on ABC's Web site. And I think I love America Ferrera.
But I think I always knew that. She was probably one of the best things of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and I'm really happy people can see her range as an actress. The funny thing is that I don't see her as ugly -- maybe TV ugly -- but not fugly. Doesn't help that I think Ferrera's cute as hell with the curves and all.
But the show? It's awesome. Bitchy, campy and funny as hell. I love the seamstress and wish I could go out for drinks with her, as well as Betty. Hell, I even love her sister (traditional TV soaps would've had both of them attempting to kill each other instead of being supportive). Vanessa Williams is also spot on as the diva bitch and her little assistant Mark is wonderfully bitchy. The melodramatic parts are a bit much, but since it's based off of a telenova, I can forgive that. Since it's the pilot, I hope that things even out over time.
Oh, and I love the fact that Selma Hayek was able to bring this show to air (and she's a hoot in the telenovas Betty's family watches). Now I'm actually going to have good stuff to watch, instead of bitching about MTV.