What I Learned About Writing from Watching TV aka Justifying my TV Habit.
U. Starting to get hard now isn't it?
U is a tricky one. Ugly Betty is my natural choice here. It ticks a lot of the boxes I have already covered. It has a great ensemble cast. It has heart. We care about the main character. We know her aim is to be a journalist from the off. It has a good set of villains.
The villains are what I’ll focus on here. The bad guy is ostensibly Wilhelmina throughout. We get to know her, see what drives her. She’s a great foil for the ‘good guys’.
She’s not the only thing standing in Betty’s way, but she is there throughout with her schemes and machinations.
A good villain is important.
Quote: “What’s the matter? People still view me as a drop dead gorgeous fashion Nazi.”