Ugly Betty 4 Seasons 2006

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Season 1
(49) IMDb 7.7/10
Available in HD

1. Pilot AGES_12_AND_OVER

A plain young woman becomes an assistant at a fashion magazine.

Starring:
America Ferrera, Eric Mabius
Runtime:
43 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

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Season 1

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Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Richard Shepard
Starring America Ferrera, Eric Mabius
Supporting actors Alan Dale, Tony Plana, Ana Ortiz, Ashley Jensen, Becki Newton, Mark Indelicato, Vanessa Williams
Network Disney ABC
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N. Wilson VINE VOICE on 24 Aug 2011
Format: DVD
The first season of "Ugly Betty" makes for great and very entertaining viewing, and I hugely recommend this boxset.

There are some great, light-hearted comedy moments with the "Ugly Betty" series- although I wouldn't really call it a rolling-on-the-floor-laughing affair- but it's highly entertaining, well written and shot, with loveable characters and great acting.

Set in New York, the story tells of underdog Betty who dreams of being an editor for a magazine. Fresh-faced and excitable, she's given the opportunity to work for one of America's top fashion Magazines 'Mode' and the show follows the toils and troubles of being a slightly overweight, brace-wearing girl working in the glossy world of size-zero models and arrogant men. There are some really great characters in this show- Wilimina Slater is the evil, vindictive, cunning anti-christ of the magazine, with her camp and bitchy side-kick Mark- both of whom are brilliantly portrayed and hilariously written; Betty herself is excellent and her family are brilliant- in particular her nephew Justin is wonderful and some of his performances really do deserve to be award-winning (although more so in later seasons).

There are quite a few moments in this season which brush very closely with the film "The Devil Wears Prada"- not just because the general plot is similar, but also the events which happen within that plot. That's a bit annoying- but I've let that slide.

My only other quarrel with this season is that some of the special effects such as the Brooklyn background are really low quality in this season. According to a documentary on the DVD extras this is because of the low budget issued for the first season; so I guess it's understandable- although it is really noticeable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dove2224 on 22 Aug 2009
Format: DVD
Bought this for my teenage daughter, who absolutely loves the series. Its a great buy for those mid-teen girls who are looking for something a little more adult, but without being TOO adult!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By love reading TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 July 2009
Format: DVD
I don't like trashy American books but I do love trashy American TV such as this and Desperate Housewives. This is a great programme and very funny with good stories. Betty's style is just too ridiculous though; as if she would continue wearing those clothes and that hair! Betty can also be a bit annoying as she is quite self-righteous. But then I don't suppose the script writers are really going for realism! I love Mark and Amanda; they are hilarious.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By S. Bower on 3 Sep 2007
Format: DVD
When I first saw the adverts for this, i was very sceptical.
However, i started to watch it and thank god i did!
It is, without a doubt, one of the best shows on DVD, beaten only by my personal favourites Desperate Housewives and Lost.

Not only is the show fantastically written and down right hilarious, but there are few characters who you can dislike! I am stuck in picking a favourite as they are all so good.

There are the different relationships between the characters which are loveable and entertaining to watch, and there comes a twist at every corner.

Not only all this, but the final five minutes make watching the whole show worthwhile. It truly will leave you with your mouths hanging open and tears rolling down your face, screaming for a second season.

Absolutely worth the money, I cant wait til September 24!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M.T. on 27 Jan 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
First series was excellent - so glad to be able to view it again. Made me think of the film Spanglish just a little bit - due to some of the circumstances. Bought this huge set of DVDs from a charity Amazon seller - The Prince of Wales Hospice - Excellent Service.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lullabelle19 on 30 May 2011
Format: DVD
When I first watched season 1 Ugly Betty on tv I absolutely became the biggest fan...immediately. Throughout the series I loved how it gripped me to become more than just a funny, light hearted show! The storyline was also great. Unquestionably it had a fantastic end of series episode, lots of drama to leave you hanging til the beginning of season 2.

However from season 2 onwards I think Ugly Betty lost that edge that made it so fantastic to begin with. They really changed how a lot of the characters looked, Betty's home became a lot more chic, they stop the spanish soap opera, & Betty lost a wee bit of the idea of 'beauty only being skin deep' & gets a lot more caught up in the whole fashion world. I am not slating ugly betty as i am a MASSIVE FAN of all the series & love them all. I just think that season 4 wouldn't have been the last if they had kept the following series more 'raw' like the first one!

For me season 1 was the best by far. I have the other box set's too...but season 1 has definitely been watched much much more!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hermann Schulze on 25 Mar 2009
Format: DVD
This is one great sitcom! I specially admire the all star cast for their comedy timing and their ability to do physical comedy. If you want to rest from a demanding day and lighten your mood, get this!
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By Vixey on 4 May 2014
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I loved Ugly Betty when it was on TV and so when I found copies so cheap I had to pick them up. Great series, funny but also emotional and a main character most of us can relate to in some way! Good delivery to!
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