Saturday, September 22, 2007

Ugly Betty Rules

Yes, on my day off, I've immersed myself in the Ugly Betty marathon. Oh, I did my chores, finalized my talk on David Morrell, printed my handouts and prepared an agenda for Oktoberfest while I watched. But now I'm hooked on the series. I rarely become addicted to a television series. Today was an exception.

The show is great and I love how some of the most intriguing people are the ones who don't come in cookie cutter packages. My favorite show is when Betty, her father and sister, travel to Mexico. Betty's search for mother's family touched my heart. I love the search for family heritage to be in mainstream entertainment. Check out Ugly Betty when you have a chance.

6 comments:

Frank said...

If you get into a TV show, it has to be good. I know you are picky. I'll have to check it out. I just caught Ken Burns' "The War" tonight. The way he presents WW II not only through the eyes of the participants, but also through family members who remained behind is pretty powerful stuff.

Anna said...

I heard about Ken Burns' show on NPR but haven't seen it. Is it a series? The WWII stuff and family viewpoint is strong material. I would watch it. Does he interview any of the families who had soldiers in Saipan?

Frank said...

It seems that the show concentrates on how the war affected America through the experiences of four towns. I did think of your uncle John in Saipan. It is a very emotional story since it concentrates on the family viewpoint so much as well as the personal stories. I recommend it a lot but have a lot of Kleenex available. I think it affects me because we usually remember the good and bad experiences of our ancestors in a vicarious way, but this show brings it home in a way that is very personal.

Anna said...

Well, I check out "The War" online and found this web site. I will have to find a way to watch. Two television shows that I want to watch. Too much!
http://www.pbs.org/thewar/

Frank said...

Last night's episode (9/26/07)had quite a bit about Saipan. It was extremely moving and at times it was too much for me to bear. I thought quite a bit about your uncle and family. The other parts of the episode showing young children in bombed out cities in Europe brought back memories of my family. It is amazing how we can think of these histories in the abstract until we actually get to see movies or photos of the exact places where these events took place. I think it truly shows the importance of preserving anything we can to pass on to our children so that they can fully appreciate the many aspects of their ancestors' lives. Both the good and bad.

Anna said...

Since I have missed so much of the series, I believe I may have to purchase the DVD. The Saipan issue has been one I have tried to track in a number of ways, but for the most part the histories of it depicts how glorious it was when the Marines arrived and saved the Pacific. I know that was not my uncle's view. I did watch Ugly Betty premiere which was also a sad experience, but certainly not on the same level as Ken Burns. I think I will need to buy "The War" and watch it as I can.