Telemundo ventured to make his own version of "I Am Betty, La Fea", but this time, set in the time of social networks and in New York.
"Betty in New York" is a new adaptation of the Colombian telenovela "Yo Soy Betty, La Fea" by Fernando Gaitán . This production set in 2019, in the middle of social networks, is in charge of Telemundo for the Latin American public, and is now available on Netflix for more than 190 countries.
This new Betty lives in New York , although she comes from a Mexican family, and like the original, she is a shy girl, very studied, intelligent, but not very graceful. In general, the story follows the same premise of the original version, although with its adaptations to the current world of social networks, cell phones, technology and New York , the city that never sleeps.
Unlike "La Fea Más Bella" , the adaptation that Televisa made in 2006 , this story remains more faithful to the original version and moves away from parody or exaggerated comedy , leaving out extravagant and caricatured characters ; In addition to not extending beyond its history as the Mexican version of Televisa did . "Betty in NY" does have some extras, but nothing that affects the original essence of the story, on the contrary, also gives voice and weight to the secondary characters with interesting subplots that do not distract from the main story line.
The story is not heavy, nor is it too dramatic , it goes at a good pace and offers several stories to not lose your taste, in addition to the touch of comedy enough to have fun and entertain you without so much drama .
Some of the 'buts' that the series could have, is the interpretation of Héctor Suárez Gomis as Hugo Lombardi , because it seems plastic, and 0% authentic, although the plot that his character is built to empathize with him is interesting. The rest of the cast is pretty good, as there are many Mexican actors and Latino actors that give the project great diversity . The protagonists, Elyfer Torres , who is a young actress who debuts in a leading role , and Erick Elías , make a very interesting dumbbell that works quite well for this project.
The series was aired through Telemundo in the United States , where it managed to position itself as the most watched program in the entire country and not only in Spanish-speaking shows, and is now available in the Netflix catalog with all its chapters.