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The Beautiful Life: TBL 

Show revolves around a group of models living together in a co-ed residence in New York.
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Series cast summary:
Mischa Barton ...  Sonja Stone 5 episodes, 2009
Benjamin Hollingsworth ...  Chris Andrews 5 episodes, 2009
Sara Paxton ...  Raina Marrinelli / ... 5 episodes, 2009
Nico Tortorella ...  Cole Shepherd 5 episodes, 2009
Corbin Bleu ...  Isaac / ... 5 episodes, 2009
Jaime Murray ...  Vivienne 5 episodes, 2009
Tasha Courtney ...  Core Model 5 episodes, 2009
Rashika Pickett Rashika Pickett ...  Wendy, Resident House Model 5 episodes, 2009
Amanda Rea ...  Core Model 5 episodes, 2009
Stephen Sapienza Stephen Sapienza ...  Core Model 5 episodes, 2009
Ashley Madekwe ...  Marissa Delfina 4 episodes, 2009
Elle Macpherson ...  Claudia Foster 4 episodes, 2009
Tyler French ...  Resident House Model 4 episodes, 2009
Billy Magnussen ...  Alex Marinelli 3 episodes, 2009
Dusan Dukic ...  Simon Lockridge 3 episodes, 2009
Gal Gadot ...  Olivia 3 episodes, 2009
Jian Leonardo ...  Runway Model 3 episodes, 2009
Brandon Marcel Brandon Marcel ...  Campaign Model 3 episodes, 2009
Adi Marriott Adi Marriott ...  Nate Foster 3 episodes, 2009
Jerry Reid Jerry Reid ...  Austyn, Resident House Model 3 episodes, 2009
Sue Smith ...  Bartender 3 episodes, 2009
Jordan Woolley Jordan Woolley ...  Egan 2 episodes, 2009
Natalie Floyd ...  Hayley 2 episodes, 2009
Shaun Hasas Shaun Hasas ...  Model 2 episodes, 2009
David Nerman ...  Bill Andrews 2 episodes, 2009
Ed Quinn ...  Richard Foster 2 episodes, 2009
Aaron Serotsky ...  Costumer / ... 2 episodes, 2009
Brette Taylor ...  Gwen 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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beautiful Life See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Mischa Barton agreed to have her ears pierced for her role as Sonja Stone, so she could wear the same style of earrings as the other models in various fashion show scenes. See more »

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Could be good if repackaged for HBO/Showtime
5 March 2010 | by remraf55See 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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