Ugly Betty

teresa

DTVUSA Member
#1
As a Hispanic woman, I've seen many instances of reality to the Hispanic home life. But I've also seen many exaggerations. Still, it's meant to be a comedy and I think America really pulls it off. The whole acting staff works well together.
 

Jason Fritz

Administrator
Staff member
#2
This show is all about exaggerations (paint ball in the office episode)! As an early 30's something dude, I can actually manage to make it through a whole episode and be entertained.
 

teresa

DTVUSA Member
#3
I'm glad you enjoy the show. But not everything is an exaggeration. A hispanic home life, especially first generation, is portrayed pretty much the way it is. Zarapes here and there, food and kitchen being the hub of the home, and the second generation trying desparately to break the mold without losing their culture.
 

jigyasa

DTVUSA Member
#4
I think, besides entertainment, the show sends a really important message. The shallow mentality of judging every one from how they look can be greatly detrimental. Brains can beat beauty. A little exaggeration can't be denied though.
 
#5
I guess this show is one reminder of how society nowadays (as it has always been) focuses on the outward appearance of a person first, than that of what the person is really like. It is a pretty entertaining show though.
 

teresa

DTVUSA Member
#6
I like this show because even though the comedy comes from the exaggeration of how the stereotypical Hispanic woman looks like or the stereotypical Hispanic family behaves like, it reaches out the ever growing Hispanic population in this country and gives us an opportunity to relate to our culture without being offended.
 

Fardreamer

DTVUSA Member
#7
As a Hispanic woman, I've seen many instances of reality to the Hispanic home life. But I've also seen many exaggerations. Still, it's meant to be a comedy and I think America really pulls it off. The whole acting staff works well together.
Personally, I don't watch this series; I'm not so much into comedies based on foreign telenovelas and I normally am either watching Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC or puttering around with my computer.

My mom, who liked "Betty la fea" - the Colombian telenovela which is the basis of the show - can't stand this series. She says they shouldn't have adapted it for American audiences; telenovelas tend to have closed story arcs (a clear beginning, middle, and end), while sitcoms tend to not have a well-defined story arc.
 

datadee

DTVUSA Member
#8
When the show was first being advertised, I didn't want to watch it because I was so offended by the name. To me, it was so demeaning. But, I happened to catch a glimpse of the show one night and I've been a fan ever since. Its on right now as a matter of fact.
 

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