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The Complete Ugly Betty
on 26 August 2011
The complete box set of the hit American television show "Ugly Betty" is one of my absolute favourite box sets I've ever brought- excellent drama with some truly wonderful laugh-out-loud moments which offers complete and utter escapism- I highly recommend this show!
The story tells of Betty- a girl from Queens, NY, who desperately wants to make it in the world of Journalism. Fresh-faced, eager and poncho-clad, she lands herself in an assistant role at high-flying 'Mode' magazine- a fashion magazine where the employees are skinny, superficial and catty- and make Betty's life hellish. Thus comes the drama, and thus comes the entertainment. Whilst Season One basically closely rubs shoulders with the film "The Devil Wears Prada" (one of my favourites)- and that's a little irritating- but beyond that the plotlines are brilliant- particularly the conniving Wilhelmina Slater's ongoing plans to take-over mode magazine, the trials and tribulations of Betty's family and their lives, and the Mark and Amanda pairing is a wonderful union and creates both brilliantly hilarious moments as well as quite a few touching moments too.
The programme is excellently played out, filmed, written and acted- and each season improves on the last in quality of plots and film work, and the acting is consistently high with absolutely loveable characters.
The final season is a little rushed in places because of the cancellation of the series- but it wonderfully concludes the stories of the characters we grow to love over the seasons which wraps up the show very nicely indeed.
I highly recommend this box set- the show is brilliant and entertaining, with great escapist quality and wonderfully enjoyable characters. This is the perfect collection for fans of the show, but also for people who've always thought about giving the show a try- and those one's will need this box set because it is highly addictive. Brilliant show- I highly recommend!