Rumors have been flying for a while now, but the death of ABC’s Ugly Betty still manages to pack a punch. I wouldn’t say I’ve ever waited anxiously for each episode, and I often caught up online, but the show had a very natural ability to cheer me up with it’s hallucinogenic colors and off-the-walls characters. Based off of a bunch of telenovellas, Ugly Betty brought us a first-generation college grad who’s journalism degree brought her to Mode Publications – as an assistant to a fashion magazine editor. In a true telenovella manner, the plot abounded with outrageous scandal upon outrageous scandal. But, I think the underlying themes of the show were those of family, support, and an acceptance of the “other” – be it latina girls with a healthy body image & yet lack of fashion sense, vixens who’ll do anything to get on top, self-serving receptionists with occasional heart, and guys who treat their sexuality as normative and just another facet into their identity. In a way, Ugly Betty paved the way for Glee, I would say. Betty’s nephew, Justin, made it mod to appreciate fashion, musicals, and theater. I’m going to miss all of their personalities; I’ll miss Daniel, who changed so much from playboy to grieving husband. I’ll miss the colors of the show, and the fierce writing that will live on in syndication. I’ll miss Betty’s innocence and her journey to find a niche for herself in the writing world!
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