Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 10:12 AM
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 11:39 AM
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 1:02 PM
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 1:10 PM
I love Henry. And I wouldn't mind him with Betty, Daniel with someone else (NOT Amanda. I don't like her as the poor weepy girl and they've already established that romance wouldn't work with the last scene of TLTWaTW). But the "lovable geeks in love" thing sort of worries me. Maybe HE can have Amanda- eventually, of course, because teary or not, she's too bitchy for him yet. I want to see him hanging around and generally being charming. I just don't know if I want Betty with a male Betty.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 1:39 PM
He's just such a cute super-geek! I think Christopher Gorham could rock just about anything they give to him.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 2:12 PM
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 2:16 PM
I loved the Clark Kent/ SuperAccountant deal. So very, very perfect.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 2:27 PM
He's so cute and perfect for Betty. The reason she's settling for Walter is because she doesn't think she can do any better. Having a goooooorgeous , intelligent, kind, patient, funny and endearing man pay attention to her might nudge her towards realising that she's worth more than that loser can give her. I bet she felt more desirable in the moments she spent with Henry than she has in her entire life.
The biggest reason why I'm having such a strong reaction to Henry is the way he treated Betty. He's so kind, patient and attentive to her: fixing her broken wing, shyly asking her out, immediately offering to take her out someplace else when she says she's never had sushi, reassuring her with his costume and so on. Pretty much his entire interaction with her consisted of making her feel special.
Edited by fadooski, Oct 30, 2006 @ 5:25 PM.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 2:44 PM
I dunno, I'd rather see Betty with Henry than Walter. But ultimately, I think that would get a bit boring. He's adorkable, for sure. And they would be tres cute. But as a permanent thing? I don't know.
Of course, I'll admit to being kind of biased, because damned if I don't still want her with Daniel. lol
But if it's just between Henry and Walter? Yeah, Betty should definitely go for Henry. No contest there at all.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 3:12 PM
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 4:08 PM
I am curious as to where I could get a Superman shirt like Henry's. My husband is an accountant and Christmas is just around the corner. I guess I love Henry 'cuz I'm biased.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 4:11 PM
Change 'Betty' to 'Henry' and the 'him' to 'me' and, yeah, that was me you heard yelling at a damn TV show last night. Thanks, "Ugly Betty" for my new TV Boyfriend!! (Back to the bench for you, Matt Saracen.)
I kept screaming at the tv : "For God's sake Betty F*** HIM!!!, f*** him now!!!"
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 4:48 PM
And the whole superman undershirt...
If I'd been Betty I have told Walter to fuck off and taken henry right there. It was really sexy
Edited by fadooski, Oct 29, 2006 @ 11:11 PM.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 5:45 PM
I like Daniel and Betty, but as boss/assistant, and eventually (I hope) close friends. I don't really see them getting together, unless it's waaaaay down the road.
Plus, Henry is just plain hot. Come ON.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 8:18 PM
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 8:44 PM
For me a character like Henry isthe most dangerous kind of fantasy because he combines so many things I want. I'm not saying that combination doesn't exist, it's just sad to see something, think "Oh wow, I want that" and then remember that it's unnattainable/non-existent.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 9:44 PM
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 10:17 PM
Screw the public! Spring on ME, Henry!!!
Who knows what other strangley swoon-worthy factoids Henry is just waiting to spring on an unsuspecting public.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 11:01 PM
Posted Oct 28, 2006 @ 1:51 AM
I've dated a Henry and he was adorable; turns out I didn't want adorable after all, but we had a great time for a while. So, yeah, they exist, geekiness and sweetness and cuteness all wrapped up in a pretty package.
It's made me realize I don't know a Henry in my own life. Damn you and your unattainable fictionalness!
So I love Henry and Betty better get hers or there's going to be some ass kicking.
Posted Oct 28, 2006 @ 8:47 PM
Posted Oct 28, 2006 @ 9:07 PM
Edited by MoondustWolf, Oct 28, 2006 @ 9:11 PM.
Posted Oct 29, 2006 @ 8:20 AM
I don't know, I think him being her perfect guy could provide plenty of development, because it would take her time to realize not just that but that it's what she wants/deserves. In the meantime, he could start to get tired of waiting for her to realize it and development-wise realizes he deserves to be happy, too. Or... he could spend a few scenes Be-dazzling next year's Superaccountant T-shirt. Any excuse to have Gorham sticking around as long as possible is fine with me.
I'd love to see something explored between the two of them, but Henry appears to just be Betty's Perfect Man, which doesn't really offer much for development or anything else.
Edited by Cyb, Oct 29, 2006 @ 8:23 AM.
Posted Oct 29, 2006 @ 3:01 PM
Could he be from Long Island City?
He seems to occupy a middle ground between Queens and Manhattan
Edited by rue bee, Oct 29, 2006 @ 9:04 PM.
Posted Oct 29, 2006 @ 6:00 PM
He's just TOO perfect.
They could still fix this one of two ways:
1) Have Betty and Henry get together and give them some internal issues to work through to make them realize that they are a good fit, but they have to work at having a good relationship. Betty's insecurity is going to be one huge issue for them to work through and it would be interesting to see how Betty's personal insecurities manifest themselves. Introducing Henry to the family is going to be interesting enough, because she is going to want both parties to like each other and she's definitely going to worry that Hilda or her dad might not approve. However, there's also a potential "my life isn't good enough to impress someone outside of Queens" storyline. Amanda, Daniel, and Mark don't count because at the times that they visited, she didn't care what they thought. It would be interesting to see what happens when she does care what they think.
2) Have Betty and Henry get together and have it be really really good, and be the one uncomplicated area of her life in Manhattan, and thereby add another ally/spy in the hijinks over at Mode. Couldn't you just see him, Christina, and Betty working together to bail Daniel out or foil Wil's plan? Just the idea of the interaction of Betty and Henry versus Evil Marc and Amanda could be comedy gold, especially if Marc and Amanda keep picking on Betty. Super Accountant Man definitely won't stand for that.
Already that's two good storylines for him. And 5 episodes arc contracts can be extended, especially in the first season of a show. Hell, look at Kate Walsh on Grey's Anatomy. If the response to Henry is good enough, you never know.
Posted Oct 30, 2006 @ 3:57 AM
But that's exactly the problem I have. He's too perfect. Which sounds awesome onscreen, but, frankly, makes for boring television.
EGGS-actly! I just have to say that while I think Betty and Henry are adorable together .... I still yearn to see Betty and Daniel together .... in the end, of course, after they've both grown up a little. I do agree that Henry is too perfect ... the way he's written and the way he comes off, He's a complete CHARACTER type - the geeky, adorkable accountant. Thus, when he and Betty are together, they're like this adorable cartoon couple ... sure they make you laugh, but really .... I don't feel there's anything REAL there. They're just the fictional fluffy couple that you enjoy on television but that you know you'd never see in real life.
That's why I still care for Betty/Daniel in the end .... because they make up a realistic relationship that has the potential to help both people grow and become more complete .... but I posted more about that in the Betty/Daniel thread :)
Edited by backupmars, Oct 30, 2006 @ 4:54 AM.
Posted Oct 30, 2006 @ 8:57 AM
In the original Colombian series, wasn't there some deal about embezzlement or fixing books? Will Henry come into play with this?
I can see a lot of development for Henry, and a lot of drama that would include him meeting her Queens family.
I say, let her dump Walter, become friends with Henry and let that build up to a relationship over time. Let Henry have a girlfriend for a while, or something.
Posted Oct 30, 2006 @ 10:33 AM
Posted Oct 30, 2006 @ 11:04 AM
But I know plenty of couples like that. I can see the argument that it wouldn't be interesting for long, but to say it isn't realistic? No way. (Besides, since when does "Ugly Betty" have to be realistic?) I find the ideas dealan and Cyb proposed very appealing -- maybe the storytelling possibilities wouldn't be as limited as I'd initially thought.
He's a complete CHARACTER type - the geeky, adorkable accountant. Thus, when he and Betty are together, they're like this adorable cartoon couple ... sure they make you laugh, but really .... I don't feel there's anything REAL there. They're just the fictional fluffy couple that you enjoy on television but that you know you'd never see in real life.
Totally keeping my feet planted on shore as far as the Daniel/Betty ship goes. (I just can't get past the "employee/boss" thing.)
Posted Oct 30, 2006 @ 12:48 PM