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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 28, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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75

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8.4

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  • Starring: Rebecca Romijn, Rebecca Romijn, Christopher Gorham
  • Summary: Salma Hayek is an executive producer for this English-language adaptation of the Colombian telenovela about an "ordinary" girl (America Ferrera) who works for a fashion magazine.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. 100
    [A] delicious over-the-top comedy. [2 Oct 2006, p.45]
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    90
    A show and a heroine larger than life, twice as colorful and infinitely more adorable.
  3. One of the season's best new shows.
  4. 75
    Lots of fun, lots of laughs, lots of good, heartwarming plots.
  5. 70
    "Betty" walks a fine line between satire and drama and, astonishingly, it doesn’t fall off that razor’s edge very often.
  6. "Ugly Betty" shines because Ms. Ferrera is luminous and credible as a character surrounded by caricatures. It's a strange mixture, but it works.
  7. 38
    Week in, week out, Ugly Betty subjects its audience to the same recycled crisis.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 96
  2. Negative: 13 out of 96
  1. Sep 29, 2011
    10
    i only like this series because is originally colombian, viva colombia hpta
  2. ConsueloC
    Nov 14, 2006
    10
    Ugly Betty is a great TV show program. I LOVE IT. Great direction, perform, casting and history.
  3. RulG
    Sep 29, 2006
    10
    Its been a long time since ABC has had a show as funny and with a good script, as Ugly Betty. I have seen the original columbian version and Its been a long time since ABC has had a show as funny and with a good script, as Ugly Betty. I have seen the original columbian version and enjoyed it very much. I love the way it has been Americanized to fit our society. I believe many americans and many viewing audiences will tune in each weak and will find within themselves many charecteristics that many lack in our society, love, compassion, humility and forgiveness. All I have to say is for the other networks, "watch out", because ABC is back! Expand
  4. hayleyt
    Feb 18, 2007
    10
    i watch it every week and america ferrera is amazing and perfect for the role of betty.
  5. CotyC
    Oct 11, 2006
    9
    Ugly Betty is a well produced and cast show. A great attempt to introduce the original novela
  6. Donna
    Sep 30, 2007
    9
    Entertaining and funny.
  7. margaret
    Sep 29, 2006
    0
    WOW- at a time when anti-bullying and increased youth aggression are becoming buzzwords in parent magazines and school meetings- here we have WOW- at a time when anti-bullying and increased youth aggression are becoming buzzwords in parent magazines and school meetings- here we have a new show that promotes taunting, teasing, and "sizing up" based on how a person looks. Even worse -all that done by adults. Appalling. This is not entertainment. I urge viewers to question what they are laughing at! Expand

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