The extras include commentary tracks by creator/executive producer Silvio Horta, director Richard Shepard, and executive producer Teri Weinberg; actors Michael Urie and Becki Newton, who play Marc St. James and Amanda Tanen, two MODE staff members who love being bad; actress/executive producer Salma Hayek and actor Eric Maibus, who as Sofia Reyes and Daniel Meade are rival editors who fall in love. The excitement and pleasure of working on the show is palpable from all involved.
Other features include "Becoming Ugly," an overall look at the show, "A La MODE" presents the style of the show from sets to wardrobe, and "Green Is The New Black" will be enjoyed by technical geeks as they show how they recreate New York on the stages of Los Angeles with green screen technology.
The episodes on DVD are presented slightly different from the way they aired. According to Wikipedia,
"Swag" is listed as episode 4, without the scenes of Betty talking to Christina in a flashback. "Swag" was originally scheduled to be aired as the 4th episode, but was moved to 11th by the network. The change resulted in a number of continuity problems, which were "fixed" by making most of the episode a flashback and adding scenes with Betty telling Christina the bulk of the story. Also, "The Box and The Bunny," which is the second episode is listed as the third episode, having swapped places with "Queens for a Day."
This season of Ugly Betty was awarded a Golden Globe for Best Television Series and America Ferrera won Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series. Both are well deserved, and this DVD set will allow you understand why members of the Hollywood Foreign Press and fans across the country think so highly of the series.