Ugly Betty

2006 TV-PG 4 seasons

Ugly Betty

2006 TV-PG 4 seasons
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Experience the glitz and glamour -- and nasty backbiting -- of the fashion biz through the eyes of Queens, N.Y., plain Jane Betty Suarez, who lands a job as Mode magazine editor Daniel Meade's assistant, despite her complete lack of fashion sense.
America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Tony Plana, Ana Ortiz, Becki Newton, Michael Urie, Mark Indelicato, Vanessa Williams, Judith Light, Ashley Jensen, Christopher Gorham, Alan Dale, Rebecca Romijn
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4

Summary of Season 1 (2006) - 6 discs

With a mouthful of metal and a healthy build, Queens, N.Y., native Betty Suarez may not look like a fashionista -- but she's determined to inhabit that world. Betty's dream comes true when the head of a new magazine hires her as his assistant.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 Surround
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this hour-long comedy is set in the competitive, materialistic world of a high-fashion magazine called Mode. Several characters -- most of whom are pretty over-the-top -- consequently exhibit poor values and iffy behavior (scheming, corporate one-upmanship, petty meanness to those who don't fit in, etc.). By comparison, delightful main character Betty stands out like a cheerful, hardworking beacon. Unabashedly proud of her working-class roots and eclectic taste in clothes and accessories, Betty is a great role model for teen girls who worry about fitting in.

Sexual Content

Betty's boss, Daniel, is a womanizer who has no qualms about sleeping with his co-workers and getting sexual favors in the office -- but virtually all of his shenanigans are implied rather than shown (some scenes show him in a rumpled bed, another scene implies an indiscretion during work hours, etc.). Some female characters wear tight and/or revealing clothes. One character is transgendered.


Back-biting and scheming, but no violence (except to a stuffed bunny...).


Pretty mild: "Bitch," etc.

Social Behavior

The series sends positive messages about having a strong sense of self, having a strong work ethic, and the importance of family.


The world of Mode magazine is a very materialistic one, but most brands and designer names are fictional.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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