Bea Alonzo as Ugly Betty; My RecommendationsMay 9th, 2008 | By Jeric Peña | Category: Entertainment, Random Thoughts, Television
First of all, I’m happy that ABS-CBN finally bought the rights to remake Betty La Fea. I’m a fan of Ugly Betty (the US version) and I have seen Yo Soy Betty La Fea a couple of times on Studio 23. I am not particular on who would play the lead role but I must say that Bea Alonzo is a good choice. In fact, there are a lot of petitions going around the net to make Bea Alonzo as the lead actress. Here are some of my recommendations for ABS-CBN’s remake of Betty La Fea:
- Don’t make ELJ Building as your “office set” – For the past years almost every “office scene” in ABS-CBN’s television series or even movies are shot in their own building which ELJ. I hope with Betty La Fea they would not use the same set all over again as it is very cliché in their shows. Since you’re bragging about how expensive the rights to remake Betty La Fea, then why not spend on your set too?
- Make Betty work for a magazine company – I want Betty to work for a magazine company. I would love to see how a magazine company based in the Philippines works. For me, the work scene in a magazine company is much thrilling than a fashion design company.
- NO TEEN LOVE TEAMS WHATSOEVER! – This is what I hate about ABS-CBN’s remakes. They would include a subplot like adding those teen love teams just to increase the ratings and or give projects to their large pool of talents. Look what they did with Maligno, they added some teen love team and now the show’s airtime is divided between this teen love team and the main plot.
- Don’t exaggerate Betty’s look – I know how beautiful Bea Alonzo is but please don’t exaggerate Betty’s look.
Okay, that’s all I can’t think of at the moment. I’ll add more on this list in the coming days.