It’s official. I’m in love with UGLY BETTY. Last night, this TV addict’s initial plan was to watch UGLY BETTY until THE OFFICE started at 8:30PM. Yet as it was inching closer to 8:30, I just couldn’t bring myself to change the channel. UGLY BETTY was too much fun. Between Amanda and Marc’s never-ending snide remarks (“She’s like the real-life snuffleupagus… only hairier.”), Betty’s father hiding that he may be an illegal alien and Justin skipping school to ‘intern’ at Mode (“It’s just like top model except that no ones crying”) the show was truly firing on all cylinders.
That’s not to say THE OFFICE wasn’t great in its own right. So let’s get right to the highlight — Jim and Pam. I think I stopped breathing while Jim and Pam talked on the phone during the episodes final few minutes. It was such a small and beautiful moment, yet so meaningful. You could tell how much they missed each-other and how great it was to hear each-other’s voices. Kudos to the writers for handling the relationship so brilliantly. At this rate, I would be completely fine with Jim and Pam being separated all season, ensuring the show never ‘jumps the shark.’
Sandwiched in between UGLY BETTY and THE OFFICE for me was a little show that you may have heard of called GREY’S ANATOMY. Did anyone else find themselves a little distracted while watching GREY’S ANATOMY last night? As much as I love the show, I couldn’t help but think about all the real-life headlines that have been swirling around the show recently. While I still enjoyed the episode, the speculation about what Isiah Washington did on set is definitely having an effect on how I view the character of Preston Burke. You can bet that Shonda Rhimes is not pleased that the real-life behind the scenes drama on set is overshadowing the fictional drama at Seattle Grace.