Sexy Nuns, Mysterious Priests, Lurid Confessions
December 4, 2006 12:21 PM
Last week ABC added the mini-telenovela that it features each week during "Ugly Betty" to both ABC.com and to Verizon Wireless' V CAST service.
I’m always up for a new reason to visit ABC.com, so I do a quick scan of the home page. I don’t see a link for "Vidas de Fuego" amid the various show links, program photos and the embedded video player that’s promoting clips from “Ugly Betty,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Brothers & Sisters.” But when I spot the “more videos” link, I’ve got a good hunch the telenovela might be housed there.
And what do you know? I’m taken to a page with the top five videos, including the telenovela as the 5th one.
I haven’t watched a single episode or even a snippet of “Ugly Betty” this season. So I know nothing about the show. But I will say that this telenovela is a hoot all right. It’s over the top to the nines with a fabulously soapy storyline involving a nun, a priest and lustful admissions. It’s almost enough to tempt me to watch the show.
We’ll see if that temptation remains on Thursday night.
I suspect the telenovela is one more feature that’ll lure existing “Ugly Betty” fans to ABC.com and could even be a carrot for some new fans.