The Beautiful Life: TBL (2009– )

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Show revolves around a group of models living together in a co-ed residence in New York.

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 Sonja Stone (5 episodes, 2009)
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 Chris Andrews (5 episodes, 2009)
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 Raina Marrinelli / ... (5 episodes, 2009)
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 Cole Shepherd (5 episodes, 2009)
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 Isaac / ... (5 episodes, 2009)
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 Vivienne (5 episodes, 2009)
Tasha Courtney ...
 Core Model (5 episodes, 2009)
Rashika Pickett ...
 Wendy, Resident House Model (5 episodes, 2009)
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 Core Model (5 episodes, 2009)
Stephen Sapienza ...
 Core Model (5 episodes, 2009)
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 Bartender (5 episodes, 2009)
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 Marissa Delfina (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Claudia Foster (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Resident House Model (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Alex Marinelli (3 episodes, 2009)
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 Simon Lockridge (3 episodes, 2009)
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 Olivia (3 episodes, 2009)
Brandon Marcel Gertz ...
 Campaign Model (3 episodes, 2009)
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 Runway Model (3 episodes, 2009)
Adi Marriott ...
 Nate Foster (3 episodes, 2009)
Jerry Reid ...
 Austyn, Resident House Model (3 episodes, 2009)
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 Egan (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Hayley (2 episodes, 2009)
Shaun Hasas ...
 Model (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Bill Andrews (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Richard Foster (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Costumer / ... (2 episodes, 2009)
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Show revolves around a group of models living together in a co-ed residence in New York.

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Isaac metions in the first episode that he was a child model, but he hopes to one day be known for his music. Actor Corbin Bleu started out as a model before he was 3, and is now an accomplished musician, having appeared in musicals and publishing 2 albums to date. See more »

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Could be good if repackaged for HBO/Showtime
5 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So i randomly caught the pilot episode of this while surfing around on Youtube and followed up with the other remaining episodes just to see what all the hype was and possibly deteremine why this show got cancelled. After watching a few episodes I really didn't see much difference from any of the other CW teen/young adult dramas like 90210, Gossip Girl, and Melrose. Bare in mind that I haven't really seen much of those other shows but from what I have seen they are all very formalic and simliar in overall content and context. The idea of The Beautiful Life is still an interesting one though with its setting in NY and the Fashion World, and could really lead to some interesting story lines and overall television. I wont comment on the overall performances or characters within the show but will say that they are done well and underapreciated by many of the shows critics. However, this show is ultimately flawed in its being structured for CW audiences and having to stick within the guidelines of a TV14 rated network. CW already has its pick of dramas from those mentioned above and another such as TBL was overkill to an extent and with its similarities between GG being in NY and all it was setup to fail based upon comparison alone.

With its premise of the aspiring models trying to make it in NY's Fashion World the show could have been the NY version of Entourage if done correctly. Throw in some more adult sexual situations and occasionally nudity, more fashion celeb cameos, and overall sexiness whle focusing on the NY setting and fashion world/nightlife and the story lines become compelling. I don't know that using the original cast of the show and just throwing it on another network would have worked but the overall premise and concept for the show would really work better in a more adult oriented setting. Unfortunately it appears that wont be the case, which is unfortunate because the potential was there.


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