- TV News -Inside 'Ugly Betty's Pretty Awesome History
Betty Suarez is one of a kind. Well, kind of. Because following the success of the 1999 Colombian hit Yo Soy Betty, la Fea, a whopping 130 countries had their own versions of Betty Suarez. But that doesn't make Ugly Betty's title character — brought to the U.S. in 2006 — any less unique and beloved. Which is why we're excited to celebrate the groundbreaking series in our latest episode of TV. Watch. Repeat.
For our trip down the rabbit hole while researching the history of Ugly Betty, we found creator Silvio Horta's unique initial take on Betty; a cast that loves each other so much, they're still rooting for a reboot; and a slew of reporting that inevitably (sigh) focused on America Ferrera's body. But, there's more: My co-host Allison Piwowarski and I discuss how Ugly Betty was ahead of its time, platonic TV friendships, and, of course, fa-fa-fa-fashion.
So grab your poncho and enjoy the story of Ugly Betty on our latest episode of TV. Watch. Repeat. on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. And be sure to check out our daily pop culture podcast, Pop Chaser, for all your entertainment headline needs!