Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I Love Ugly Betty

Here in Asia, they finally started showing this on Star World, and I've been meaning to get an Ugly Betty post up for some time.

I was blown away by the first episode, I didn't realize it was a Devil Wears Prada thing. This show is really well done, because people are caricatures, but they're real- how did they do that? It's good writing. There's a compelling mixture of comedy and drama. I had another blog about the TV show On The Lot, and in that blog, I already wrote about the absurdity that there are virtually no Mexicans on TV. Where are all the Mexicans? I lived in California and the idea of no Mexicans on TV is just so wrong and bizarre. The United states has more blacks on TV proportionally than in reality. (Did that sentence make sense? Percentage wise-)Good for them, I really don't care...I'm just saying where are the Mexicans? And I don't want some over the top comic parody of a Mexican that acts like a Puerto Rican. Make it real!
What about a family show? It's just so dumb and nonsensical that it's taken this long, even if two or three shows were to crop up tomorrow.


Beloved said...

I used to be a big George Lopez sitcom fan, but I haven't seen him on this season. Even that show doesn't really help because the entire show is Mexicans. There are SO many Latinos living in the U.S. (80+ percent of the ESL population here is Spanish speaking); they're definitely underrepresented on television and I bet it has a whole lot to do with immigration issues.

jedimasterbooboo said...

I've never even heard of that show...I'm totally out of it.