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Equally smart and soapy, this dramedy starring America Ferrera picked up a pair of Golden Globes for its critically acclaimed first series. Based on Colombian telenovela YO SOY BETTY LA FEA, this show follows Betty Suarez (Ferrera, THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS) in her career at a fashion magazine called Mode. Unlike Mode's staff of vacuous vamps and vixens, Betty relies on her strength of mind and heart to take her places, but her co-workers make fun of her for her lack of both fashion sense and a size-00 figure.
Ferrera is surrounded by a great cast and characters; Michael Urie and Becki Newton play a pair of catty assistants, while Vanessa Williams (SHAFT) is Mode's witch-on-wheels with her eye on the job of the editor-in-chief, played by Eric Mabius. In addition to producing UGLY BETTY, Salma Hayek (FRIDA) makes several guest appearances. Series 2 sees Betty continue to navigate the fashion world's soap opera dramatics as well as dealing with her own; her true love, Henry, returns to Mode with news of a pregnant girlfriend, but another potential romantic interest, Gio, just may steal Betty's heart for good. Series 3 sees a year of change for Betty and her friends at Mode; with the future of the magazine up in the air, a new roommate and the ever-changing carousel of office relationships spinning faster than ever.
These discs are (PAL) format, and will work on all modern Australian & European DVD players.