I can’t wait to see Ugly Betty…

27 09 2006

Nothing ugly about “Betty” (Reuters)

Cast member America Ferrera gestures during the panel discussion for the ABC television series 'Ugly Betty' at the Television Critics Association summer 2006 media tour in Pasadena, California July 18, 2006. The Colombian telenovela that inspired 'Ugly Betty' was titled 'Yo Soy Betty, La Fea,' or 'I Am Betty, the Ugly One.' It made sense to drop the literal translation and go with something more conversational. And it made even more sense to transform this telenovela into a weekly, less-serialized version to accommodate American viewing habits. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

Reuters – The Colombian telenovela that inspired “Ugly Betty” was titled “Yo Soy Betty, La Fea,” or “I Am Betty, the Ugly One.” It made sense to drop the literal translation and go with something more conversational. And it made even more sense to transform this telenovela into a weekly, less-serialized version to accommodate American viewing habits.

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19 09 2006


This blog is getting a bit techie isn’t it? Don’t worry luddites, I’ve got a feature coming up on abacus’s (abaci?) that will knock you off your feet! Booyah! Until then I have a bit of news for you that interest me.

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Autumn (Fall) is upon us

17 09 2006

Well, the summer is over! Broadband pipes in the UK, Australia and the rest of the English speaking world are about to heat up because the new US TV season is almost upon us! I was watching Entourage and Weeds and it just kind of snuck up behind me!
To start with, I’m going to tell you a great way to download TV is the itunes music store. They have been serving up TV for almost a year now, but as I wrote in a post below, they have upped the resolution in anticipation of the new season, and it is now better quality than standard definition TV. Anyway, onto the actual programming.

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Respectable

4 09 2006


This is as close as I have come to working on terrestrial TV. and I am happy to claim it as something I (kind of) worked on.

I corrected the end credits of this sitcom on five. Its set in a brothel, and has laughs a plenty. The second episode is on tonight. If you aren’t in the UK, I’m pretty sure it will be on Mininova later tonight or tomorrow morning, depending on your time zone. Its pretty funny.

Clcik here for a preview of tonights episode, and click here for the outrage from women’s charities. Booooooo! Go raise some money, you suffragettes, its a comedy!

EDIT- It turns out Respectable is on a Wednesday night. and I’m slow.