Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Reality of Betty

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I have seen the pilot episode of ABS-CBN’s “I love Betty La Fea” and I must say that the twist of the story is quiet a catch. It is obvious that they made a fusion of the American franchise (Ugly Betty) and Mexican take ( Yo soy Betty la Fea). It is also obvious that I am a follower of the series. Oh well, I am actually hooked to the American version. The trademark of Betty La Fea has been so ubiquitous and powerful. Why so? Maybe it is realistic in execution and definitive in story. Would you believe that there is such an intelligent loser like Betty?

She is intelligent. She is an achiever. She has an interesting fashion inspiration. All of the superlatives were accumulated in her being, but why is she such a loser? Why did she have a hard time being hired for a job? Why did she struggle for love? Do all of these questions boil down to one answer? That all of her substances as a human being are out staged by the fact that she is physically down sided.

“With pleasing personality” – this is a prevalent qualification in almost all job vacancy there is. This does not necessarily means a super model stance right?

“Attraction is purely physical” – they say scoring a date starts with having a well-polished get up and spa-generated skin. Whatever happened to inner beauty? Ha Ha Ha.

Maybe, the Betty phenomenon really exists. It may not be a conscious effort to be a Betty prodigy but maybe it just happens. We all know that in the end, Betty will gain the beauty and be the shining element of the plot. Does this hold true when they say that beauty is really bias. That physical looks matter in success. That ugliness is a problem and beauty is a bullet? Tell me, will you nod on these?

5 comments:

salingPUSA said...

Sad but true. People always look for somebody they will enjoy in bed. Life is unfair and those who say it is not are deceiving themselves. Doesn't mean to say though that we cannot do anything about it though....

leviuqse said...

it's sad that there are lots of times where beauty is the prerequisite to something....

well that's life i guess...

bena said...

this is avcommon reality of the physical world.. physical attraction always comes first.. unfair but true.. hayyy..

B E N C H said...

alam mo 1st time i watched betty la fea on channel two last week, hmm, nalungkot ako sa treatment sa kanya, and i just realized, yeah it's very true even nowadays, and that's something we can't deny.. :(

once ko palang napanuod yung betty la fea, lagi kasi ako wala sa house, lam mo naman.. haha..

Roland said...

ayokong magbigay ng comparison dahil honestly hindi ko napanood yung orig at american version. but as for our own betty, gusto ko siya. i like the whole cast, nagagampanan nila ng mahusay ang role na ibinigay sa kanila.

siguro sa panahon noon importante yung "beauty" pero sa ngayon lahat siguro payag na sa "ungifted" basta ba may diskarte sa buhay. yun ang mas importante ngayon!