Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Ugly Betty Wears Prada?

The American hit TV series, "Ugly Betty" has now reached Norwegian television, and the first episode was showed tonight.

After watching the show, my first thought was: Haven't I seen this before? The plot, a misplaced nerdy girl hired as an assistant of a top fashion magazine editor, does not differ much from that of book/movie, "The Devil Wears Prada". Although the TV series certainly was exaggerated in most terms, there were more than a few obvious similarities. Even the music was the same!

Still, I must admit I found Ugly Betty quite charming and enjoyable. I will definitely not miss the next episode. Will you?


Stylefinder said...

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The Fashion Economist said...

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Anonymous said...

"Ugly betty" is based on a telenovela that was very popular in Columbia years ago. So I guess the movie/book "The devil wears prada" is based on that, rather than the other way around :)