Aside from the return of Battlestar Galactica, I can't think of any other TV shows I was excited to watch this fall. Then, I saw a preview for the English version of "Betty La Fea" -- one of THE biggest telenovas, ever.
Well, I'm hooked. Very few shows ever live up to the hype they get -- just ask the folks over at NBC/Universal Television, who more or less gave up on original, prime-time programming, and laid 700 people off: TV is a hard business.
But Ugly Betty not only lives up to the fanfare surrounding its cross-over to American TV, but breaks bold, new ground in the areas of gender identity, and body-image culture. And its damn funny, too.
Check it out if you get the chance.