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Ugly Betty - Season 4 [DVD]
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Some TV series end too soon, leaving us panting for more, while others overstay their welcome, leaving a bad taste (and possibly a jumped shark or two) in their wake. Fortunately, ABC's Ugly Betty has done neither, bowing out just right with this fourth and final season (with 20 episodes, plus bonus material, on four discs) chronicling the adventures of young Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) as she navigates the world of high fashion in New York.
When the third season concluded, one wondered if the show would continue to spotlight Betty's cutesy, quirky ways, including a fashion sense so extreme it could scare a blind person, and thus risk becoming redundant--or would we see her blossom into some version of grown-up normality? As it turns out, the answer is a bit of both. Betty is still well-meaning but often tactless and klutzy, someone who's adored by her family, pursued by boyfriends old and new, and, because she's honest and agenda-free, resented by her covetous, conniving colleagues at Mode, the magazine that employs her. But the character became steadily more confident and assertive through the years; she's an editor now, and by the end of season 4 she has made some major moves in her personal and professional lives. Other changes, though more superficial, are also more dramatic, including an extreme (and permanent) fashion makeover in the second episode and (warning: spoiler alert) the removal of her braces toward the end of the season.
The people responsible for the show knew the end was coming, so while various story lines come and go in the course of this final season (as do guests stars like Shakira and Brooklyn Decker), most of the major characters' fates are resolved by the end, including the power struggle between Claire (Judith Light) and Wilhelmina (Vanessa Williams); the future of Mode and its editor, Daniel (Eric Mabius); the dispositions of Betty's "frenemies" Amanda (Becki Newton) and Marc (Michael Urie); the romantic lives of Betty's family members; and more. As before, virtually every aspect of Ugly Betty--the sets, the props, the lighting, the clothes (of course), even the writing--is almost cartoonishly bright and colourful, sometimes quite beautifully so. --Sam Graham
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This fourth season brings the warmhearted series to a close, happy endings contrived for all (even those who do not particularly deserve them). The scripts are a hoot, storylines OTT, the performances hilarious (camp bitchiness for some a speciality), episodes full of colour and speed. Particularly enjoyable are the merciless digs at the world of fashion. Those involved in that world clearly relished the joke, as shown by so many guest appearances.
Throughout, America Ferrera has proved the perfect Betty, thoroughly goodnatured, ever the optimist. We leave her "ugly" no longer (not that she ever was), her worth recognized.
20 episodes are preceded by an excellent "All You Need to Know" feature. Bonuses include a Gag Reel and Behind the Scenes when filming in the Bahamas.
Clearly the cast thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Most viewers did too. Thanks go to all. It has been fun.
Its a really good fun series, that is enjoyable to watch and as my wife says 'gives girls who are not perfect a good look at what they can achieve whether they are or not'.
The writers of the programme, of course, conclude the programme in the way the audience wants, which is perfectly satisfying, although unfortunately some of the stories are a little rushed in places to ensure the season gets completely concluded- I often think at least another season could have been made to properly and carefully finish off the show, but that's just me being bitter that one of my favourite shows was cancelled!
As ever, the writing and acting in this season, as well as the wardrobe and costume, are absolutely brilliant. This season sees the conclusion of the story of Betty, the "unattractive" New Yorker struggling in the world of media and magazines, and her friends and family and there are some truly outstanding moments- in particular this season, Justin's story finally come to a head; the one that we've all been anticipating since day one- and it's done brilliantly!
It's a shame the show was cancelled because I think there could have been more stories to tell- but as far as season's go, this probably isn't the strongest but it doesn't detract from how satisfying and enjoyable it is, nor does it lower the quality of the show. I'm sorry to see the show go, but this season wraps everything up nicely, and I highly recommend this boxset.
Got it, they were happy and they got comfy
that evening to a TV dinner and boom the dvd
does'nt work cause it's not compatable with
most European players.
Paid a few quid more and bought the Region 2
version and have thrown the other away as
they said they'd return the price but not the
postage (the sender that is not Amazon.UK)
cheaper to forget it, so i did
As for the serie Ugly Betty, its a bit hit with
my girls and wife
The beautiful in ugly and the ugliness of beauty.
That's the serie in a sentence.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fab ending - thoroughly enjoyed the entire series. Just wish they would have closed off what happened to Claire's son she gave away and taken the romance blooming between Daniel &... Read morePublished 14 months ago by hayley baxter