Ugly Betty rules

Ok, am I slow or “The Office” doesn’t make sense? What’s the point of that show? When I see an actor sitting in a chair and the camera zooms on him and he doesn’t talk, and then suddenly he starts talking a tiny bit about off topic crap, what’s up with this? I simply don’t get “The Office”. I don’t find it funny and I don’t find it coherent. I guess that’s because it’s a “mockumentary supposedly-reality show” rather than a traditional sit-com, but this just doesn’t work for me. At least not for 2 years in the row. The “feel” of the show gets old.

The reason I write this is because some people online expressed their disapproval of “Ugly Betty” winning a Golden Globe award against “The Office“. Well, duh. “Ugly Betty” actually is funny, it has some interesting twists (anyone saw coming Rebecca Romijn now portrays Daniel’s… brother?), it is romantic and well-directed (in a coherent way that is). And I know this because it has captivated me, as I am a person that I would never sit down and watch such a “fashion drama” TV series under normal circumstances.

In fact, I remember in 1988, when “The Bold and the Beautiful” started broadcasting in the Greek TV and it had taken the female population by storm back then. I remember specifically a time period of 3 days where my two girlfriend’s TVs were busted and they were coming to my home to watch it. In order to fit in with them I lied to their face that I liked that fashion soap opera too and watched it with them, while in reality I could not stand 5 minutes of it. Brother steals his brother’s wife, fathers stealing their son’s girlfriends, people divorcing and getting back together just to divorce again a few weeks later etc etc. Yuck. Why the hell are people are watching soap operas? Thank God “Ugly Betty” has nothing to do with all that.


mikesum32 wrote on January 20th, 2007 at 10:25 AM PST:

Ugly Betty does rule,

memson wrote on January 22nd, 2007 at 11:06 AM PST:

The US version of the Office sucks. The original British one is a lot funnier. Ricky Gervais is an utter genius. The US show is a travesty – some Americans even claim it’s better than the UK one – this I don’t get.

> but this just doesn’t work for me. At least not for 2
> years in the row. The “feel” of the show gets old

Well, in the UK they made 2 seasons, a Christmas special and then *STOPPED* whilst the show was still “great2. As usual, the US flog a dead horse. The Office has 2 seasons tops in it.

Ugly Betty… well, we just started to get that show/ Channel 4 hyped it up a lot, and so far it’s complete toss. It’s typical American sentimental trash.

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