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20 January 2007 @ 01:00 am
Ugly Betty! Ugly Betty! Ugly Betty!!  
God damn, I LOVE this show sooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is nothing I do not like -- except for Walter, and I don't think I'm supposed to like him. What is wrong with me?! Like?! LIKE!?!? It's love, baby, love all the way.

Just gah!! Last night's show was fun and funny and sweet and real and soapy and OHMYGOD!!!!!!!!! How much do I love Daniel and Betty!?!? How much!?!? I don't know, but it's a really, really, huge, super-duper, duper lot!! Her bringing him flowers and getting his dry-cleaning when she doesn't even work for him! The stairs. "Booobs." Setting him up ("Gisaniel!"), Being there when he was stood up (bad Amanda!). The snails. The pizza. THE KARAOKE!!! The bridge-talk. Ahhhhh! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!! America Ferrera and Eric Mabius have such lovely, lovely chemistry.

But what makes this show so much more than (LOVE!!!!!) Betty and Daniel, is that they are layering this so well that I'm cool with them not being together yet -- please let it be yet!! I'm willing to wait a few seasons because it's so well-done and they're so not ready for it yet. I love Henry, I love that Daniel was pimping Henry. I love that Daniel said that she was better than any supermodel. Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh. Sorry, I jumped back on the B/D train real quick. But the thing is that I love Betty/Henry as short-term, even while longing for B/D long-term.

And OHMYGOD upcoming spoiler from a promo pic for the Feb 1 episode OHMYGOD!! Person and Person ****ing?!?!?! AHHHHH!!! I don't know how I feel about this, but I have faith that UB will make it work and I'll be cool with it. Whatever direction they take.

Mark and Amanda, lordy, I think I heart Mark/Amanda almost as much as B/D. When he kept fighting for Amanda to Wil, I grinned, I loved it. Loved it, loved it.

And amidst all of this love and fun and laughter was the drama and angst of Hilda and her disappointment in her life and poor Justin!! And then we had the campy of the campiest Alexis is ... Alex! AHHHHHH!!! I kinda wish I hadn't read the TWoP thread last week because a lot of people were spec'ing that and I don't know if I would have realized it or not. Eh, who cares. Twas awesome.

This show is THE awesome.
 
 
 
Steph: ub: filling the gapspoetrytoprose on January 20th, 2007 06:28 am (UTC)
First, I friended you because I really enjoy reading your thoughts on various shows and we have quite a few stuff in common. Hope that's okay!

Second, YES. Last night's episode left me in SUCH a good mood. I loved it so much that I'm currently doing a picspam for it (oh, it's going to be HUGE), but I pretty much agree with you on what you said. I love the idea of Henry with Betty because Henry is all sorts of adorable, but GOOD LORD, I love the idea of Daniel with Betty, even if I AM torn because I love their friendship SO much. However, they truly have a beautiful relationship that I'm willing to wait a few seasons for them to happen.

I saw the spoiler picture for the next new episode and I'm not too happy about it. It's just...yeah. But yeah, I think you're right that UB will make it work.

YES.
Arabian: Betty & Danielarabian on January 20th, 2007 06:37 am (UTC)
Cool about friending, I'll friend you back, but am leery of the L/H userpics, as I've done my darndest to bleach any memory of that from my mind, LOL! But we have a lot in common, and I like your posts I've seen in others on our flist, so I'm willing to risk it.

Last night's ep was just beautiful. SQUEE!! Picspam, I can't wait, wait, wait to see it. Woohoo!!!!!

I'm not happy about it, but judging from the other pics, it sure looked like a different Person was NOT happy about it and the Person I really like from the first two people appeared to be distressed that the person mentioned in this post was not happy. (Oy, the efforts I'm going to to keep the spoiler unspoiled.)
Steph: ub: shipwreckpoetrytoprose on January 20th, 2007 06:44 am (UTC)
Hee! Oh, yes. Being one of the only five L/H fans out there, I understand where you're coming from, but no worries, I don't really use those icons that much. I'm excited for you to risk it. ;)

It probably won't be up 'til tomorrow because I find myself wanting to cap every.single.second of it. But I'm really excited to have it up. This episode has definitely been my favorite this season.

Ahh! I'm so excited for the angsty-ness and the emotions that will come out of it! :D
Arabian: Teamworkarabian on January 20th, 2007 06:49 am (UTC)
Hee! Oh, yes. Being one of the only five L/H fans out there, I understand where you're coming from, but no worries, I don't really use those icons that much. I'm excited for you to risk it. ;)

I literally clapped at your last line, HEE! We can just agree to not agree about L/H and never, ever discuss it. Deal?

It probably won't be up 'til tomorrow because I find myself wanting to cap every.single.second of it.

Since it was like the BESTEST EPISODE EVER!!! I don't blame you.

But I'm really excited to have it up.

See above.

This episode has definitely been my favorite this season.

YES!!!!!!!!!

Ahh! I'm so excited for the angsty-ness and the emotions that will come out of it! :D

I know, I know, I know!!!!!!!

Okay, I'm asking in advance, if I like any of the caps can I use them for icons? I only have this one UB icon and I don't like it, but I couldn't find a shot to use for B/D, so I had to combine and it well, it's not my fave icon ever.
Steph: ub: a smile that explodespoetrytoprose on January 20th, 2007 06:53 am (UTC)
I literally clapped at your last line, HEE! We can just agree to not agree about L/H and never, ever discuss it. Deal?
Haha, you've got yourself a deal, my friend!

Okay, I'm asking in advance, if I like any of the caps can I use them for icons?
Go ahead and go for it! I'm actually capping the entire episode and am going to either upload a gallery somewhere or put it in a zip file. I LOVED IT THAT much.

Wee! I'm excited to have it up now!
Arabian: World of Squee!arabian on January 20th, 2007 07:01 am (UTC)
I can NOT wait!!! Woohoo!!!
Jennifer Juniper: lost -miles from ordinaryjules_411 on January 20th, 2007 07:33 am (UTC)
I am so glad I finally started watching this show. I love Daniel and the way that how he has grown as a person, mainly with the help of Betty. And then, to find out that he sent multiple postcards while he was on 'vacation'? I loved this!! Every scene with the two of them was great. I just love Betty and Daniel together, but I also love Henry and I want to see more of him.

Oh, and Marc/Amanda? It's so much fun watching the two of them together. My favorite episode with them has probably got to be the Thanksgiving one, in Wil's office, when they dressed up.
Arabian: Betty & Danielarabian on January 20th, 2007 08:23 am (UTC)
Oh, man I loved that one and when Marc was talking about his girlfriend who lives in Canada, it was BWAH! for Avenue Q fans -- which Marc would TOTALLY know.

This show just fires on so many cylinders. It just words. I say about it and I mean it: It makes me happy to be able to watch television.

And Betty/Daniel, me = LOVES!
sweetumms33: FNLsweetumms33 on January 20th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
I was totally still squeeing from the last Daniel/Betty moment when the Alex reveal happened. I didn't get what was going on for like ten seconds and then I started screaming. This show is so funny, and has so much heart, but they pull something crazy like this out, and it's still organic. It fits with the air of camp in the show. And gah, I'm with you Betty/Daniel can't happen yet, but I hope they continue to build it slowly, it's weird, but they already seem like eachother's best friend. I love that they got pizza together, and sang karaoke which was incredibly adorable. I really want her to get with Henry first, that seems like it will be cute.

Sidenote, but my roomate and I were talking about the fact that a lot of beautiful actresses were willing to make themselves ugly for one time thing whether it be a movie or one episode. For America Ferrera who is drop dead gorgeous, to allow viewers to only really see her as an "ugly" person? That takes guts, style and a lot of talent. I love her!!!
Arabian: FNL_Timarabian on January 20th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
My ONLY complaint is that I actually wish we'd heard Betty and Daniel continuing singing "I've Got You Babe" (and when I pick a cap for the icon I'll make, I'm SOOOOOO using that text!), instead of Sonny and Cher (although I love that song).

But yeah it was all squeeworthy and then the REVEAL! (Insert evil laugh!) They really set up the different facets of this show so well that it can move from the sweetness of B/D to the pathos of Hilda and Justin hearing to the campy big reveal and it all works.

Yes, America is awesome and I think she's gorgeous too and I'm glad she's been rewarded for fully committing!