This show is not even on the air yet, but already I find it vile and offensive. Why do they do this to us? Whyeeee?? What is with the emphasis on female appearance everywhere I look? Why does this unpleasant idea have to be written into a one-gag series?
Sigh. There are so many other shows that could be made, but we have to be subjected to the idea that a woman with braces, boofy hair and a poncho is the embodiment of all that is ‘ugly’. I can imagine the scriptwriters sitting around saying: “hey let’s make a show about a butt-ugly woman who works on a fashion magazine! Hilarious chaos! THE IRONY!!”
I bet she’ll get a makeover at some stage. There’ll be comments about Latino women’s booties. She will have a best friend called Consuela, a wise-cracking single Mom. We’ll meet some bitchy people who are beautiful on the outside yet ugly on the inside, who need to learn some valuable lessons. There will be a shot that starts at her feet (wearing ugly shoes) and pans up to her face, while a gay man squeals ‘OWE. MI. GARD.’
Much like The Devil Wears Prada, Betty will somehow talk her way into a position on a fashion magazine, a subject she has no interest in, or respect for. Despite this, she will also be promoted several positions above her arch-enemy. Against all odds, and using only her natural charm, she’ll get the good-looking guy. While she is gauche and clumsy (ugly characteristics, ain’t they?), Betty will be wise, funny and self-effacing – all qualities foreign to every single person working in publishing.
And worst of all – it will be aimed at young girls with self-esteem and body image issues. Grrrrrrr – gngngnggngnnnn
WILL SOMEONE PAY ME FOR THIS SHIT PLEASE thank you