Thursday, April 15, 2010
Hello and Goodbye | Ugly Betty 4:20 | Rooftop Movie Night
Ugly Betty, the funniest and certainly the gayest comedy ever to grace the airwaves, was canceled by ABC after four seasons and this is the finale. This show had everything going for it, except the brainless, potty-mouthed cartoon characters who populate TV comedy. Which, I guess, weakened the bottom line.
UB was smart, urban and queer with complex, fully developed characters you could really care about. It moved effortlessly between the hilarious and touching with panache and polish. Betty will be missed by many, but I arrived midway in its run so I have the early episodes yet to enjoy. Goodbye and hello again.