I love Betty!. This is my current fave local prime-time series. Frankly, this have become an accidental hit to me because I rarely watch local shows (it’s mostly Disney, Cartoon Network, and ETC at home). I happened to chance upon this when my daughter was confined in the hospital. Having no other channel to watch, we both settled for Kapamilya. I was amazed how good the initial telecast was. Really funny, yet touching to a point. I’ve been won over since then.
Bea Alonzo’s transformation was stunning. Such a striking resemblance with the original Betty. John Lloyd’s role as Armando fits me to a T. And mind you folks, both leads and other cast members delivers quite an impressive performance. I even found Ruffa’s portrayal of the fashion bitch, Daniela convincing! One, minor comment, though. I find Sheryn Reyes’ delivery too theatrical.
Not once have I watch the original Yo Soy Betty La Fea but heard that it was a huuge hit back in 1999. I had my share of the Ugly Betty series but I find our version funnier and heartwarming, just right for the Filipino audience.
Bingo! Another milestone for ABS-CBN.
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