"Ugly Betty" Finale: Adios NYC, Hello London
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Overall audiences seem content with the show's ending, but there is no doubt that fans enjoyed the entire journey and its themes that resonated with fans across the board.
"The show has been praised throughout its run for its exploration of gay, immigration, and class issues through a Latino lens, but the last episode got a bit more granular," New York magazine reports. "It was about courage, self-determination, and, above all, happiness. The episode was titled "Hello Goodbye," but it could have been named after perhaps the most iconic Beatles sentiment: "All You Need is Love."
According to the New York Post's recap, Betty took a job in England without telling Daniel, Hilda got married, Justin came out, Marc began to wax poetically about his failed life, Wilhelmina schemed a scheme and Amanda unwittingly found her father.
The Post also says it was left "saddened" to see that the characters got "such an expected ending." But regardless of the outcome, Betty came out on top in the end.
"The biggest red bow, however, was saved for Betty," the Post continued. "After a momentary bitch fit on Daniel's part, she was allowed to take her job in London. This led to a touching goodbye scene outside the Suarez house -- mostly because you could tell all the tears were real. I'm guessing this was the final scene America Ferrera, Ana Ortiz, Mark Indelicato and Tony Plana filmed together because each was a blubbery mess."
The popular ABC series, which also won Golden Globe and Peabody awards, among others, was created by Silvio Horta with executive producer Salma Hayek and based upon the Colombian telenovela, "Betty la Fea."
But America Ferrera fans have no fear. She will be back in action, but this time she will help to create an interactive telenovela with Proctor & Gamble Co.
Ferrera will serve as executive producer of "Pedro & Maria," a multicultural, interactive telenovela in development for MTV television and various Web platforms. The project was announced Monday by MTV and Electus, the multimedia studio created by the prolific producer and former NBC executive Ben Silverman.
"Pedro & Maria" is billed as a bilingual, modern-day version of "Romeo & Juliet" that will give its audience the ability to vote on the direction the characters and story lines take.
No casting decisions or premiere date were announced for the project.
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