This is a great comedy if you want to watch realistic family issues and realistic work environments. Ugly Betty is about an up-and-coming young woman, Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) in New York in the publishing world. Her journey as a personal assistant to Daniel Meade (Eric Mabius), the newly assigned editor-in-chief, of Mode magazine, has many downs in the beginning with a few ups. While trying to find her place among co-workers, Betty also has to keep her family in check. She considers herself the matriarch and looks after her father, sister, and nephew. Throughout the four seasons, Betty works her way up the ladder, all the while having to prove herself, and finding the courage to believe in herself. The episodes sometimes feel like a cross between a soap opera and family drama, but I was always entertained. The cast also includes Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater, Michael Urie as Marc St. James, Becki Newton as Amanda, Ashley Jensen as Christina McKinney, Christopher Gorham as Henry Grubstick, Rebecca Romijn as Alexis Meade, Alan Dale as Bradford Meade, Ana Ortiz as Hilda Suarez, Mark Indelicato as Justin Suarez, and Tony Plaza as Ignacio Suarez.
I rate Ugly Betty FOUR FINGERS AND ONE THUMB at 95%.