Ugly Betty: The Telenovela Devil Wears Prada

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

netflix-logoNetflix is a dangerous thing my friends.  I started a watching a series on there and haven’t been able to pull myself away for days.  Okay, that’s a little bit of an exaggeration, but still!  It’s becoming all too easy to lose track of time as Netflix rolls right into the next episode.  I made it through all four seasons of Ugly Betty in about two weeks.  I don’t know why I didn’t watch the show when it first came out, but thanks to late nights of streaming episode after episode I have yet another series worth of pop culture info rattling around in my brain.

MV5BMTg4ODA2OTg5MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzcyMTQ5Mg@@._V1_SY317_CR12,0,214,317_If you missed out on Ugly Betty when it was new or just haven’t had the right person recommend it to you yet, take this as your cue to check it out!  The show is sort of like taking The Devil Wears Prada and turned it into a Telenovela.  Betty, our young, fresh out of college journalist who is just like Anne Hathaway’s Andy, gets a job at the big-name fashion magazine in this series.  Of course, Betty knows nothing about fashion and wears truly terrible outfits for a majority of the series.

42d3f49f247b10949cfb7c2c1c48faeaUnlike The Devil Wears Prada, Betty fights much longer before giving in to the transformative powers of a fashion magazine.  It actually bothered me a little that almost all of her physical transformations waited until the fourth season.  I mean, I didn’t want her to lose everything that made her different and become like everyone else that worked at the magazine, but I feel like it would have been better to make the changes slowly throughout the series instead of piling them all up at the end.

That complaint aside, I’m glad that I watched the series.  If you’re looking for a little bit of ridiculous fun, a little bit of fashion, and a little bit of Hispanic culture all mixed together in a story about being true to yourself, then you will love this show.  Add Ugly Betty to your Netflix queue and enjoy BTs!

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