• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 28, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 159 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 159

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  1. Sep 18, 2010
    9
    This show works well as an hour of light, enjoyable television. The acting is great, from America pulling off the character of Betty Suarez like no one else could, to Vanessa Williams excellent portrayal of the 'baddie' Wilhelmina Vivian Slater. A joy to watch, laughs come easily, and it's touching at all the right bits. Excellent, a television show with a real message!
  2. Feb 27, 2011
    10
    It started off strong but after the first season, it had a mixture of good and bad writing in it. the lack inconsistency in terms of character development was evident throughout. season 2 began well, but by the middle of it and onwards descended into a silly, childish farce with an irritating love triangle involving the main protagonist. it was my most disliked season out of the 4. season 3 was disliked by many, but i enjoyed it a lot; probably more-so for the developing friendship between Betty, Amanda and Marc. season 4 i thought was ok at best; first half didn't impress me very much, second half was a slight improvement. however, the laughs, humour were absent throughout that final season. where was Marc and Amanda? compared to my other favourite shows that i like, this isn't my absolute favourite, due to the sloppy writing, inconsistent levels of writing and for it not being utterly funny. which it wasn't. ugly Betty was great at highlighting social, moral, cultural issues as a show, but in terms of the story lines, writing, sadly it just didn't hit the mark. the series ended a little dissapointingly for me; nonetheless, i would be lying if i said the series didn't make me think, question things about appearances and looks. because it did. in all, ugly Betty will live on in memory in fans hearts- great performances by the cast members throughout; if only the show was handled a bit better than it was by the writers, producers, this would've lasted a few more seasons, and perhaps we'd get a better conclusion to the series too. Expand
  3. Sep 29, 2011
    10
    i only like this series because is originally colombian, viva colombia hpta
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. 70
    Ugly Betty has high spirits, camp, couture, charm and heart.
  2. 100
    This juicy comedy-drama recaptures the fun of Desperate Housewives in its first season.
  3. The driving force behind the show's appeal is Ferrera, who gives a pitch-perfect, killer performance in the opening episodes.