OK, we get it: Betty is ugly. But once this concept has been shoved down our throats, where's the humor? The series itself treats Betty as cruelly as her coworkers do. We're supposed to laugh as they try to humiliate her into quitting, because what's more funny than watching a woman ridiculed for her looks?
That's right: Anything.
Ugly Betty is even sicker than that. After 50 minutes of gleefully debasing its heroine, the pilot turns around and tries to make us feel sorry for her in a cloyingly sentimental ending.
Stop it, I'm gagging!