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The Beautiful Life: TBL 

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Series (2009)
Show revolves around a group of models living together in a co-ed residence in New York.
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Cast

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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Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2009 (USA) 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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Trashy people in a trashy world. OK TV.
20 September 2009 | by niels-39See all my reviews

From the look of the new teen soap-opera, TBL looks like a hit. But sometimes a success with a wide audience has to be on the cost of good taste, which is the case here.

The pilot episode takes place in NYC. Farmboy Chris from Ohio is enjoying his last days of the holiday, when he is accidentally spotted by a modeling agent, Simon. And throughout the rest of the episode Chris rams himself into more than enough drama, considered it only is supposed to show the first 42 hours of his modeling career. From the agency, to the photo-shoot, to the model-house, to the party.

This is basically the over-the-top drama from 'Americas Next Top Model' fusioned with the glamour of the hit show 'Gossip Girl' and on top of all this there is a bit of bad social realism (Drugs etc.).

But even though the first episodes' storyline is poorly written and most of the camera-work is very amateur, it somehow works. The young cast of the show saves it (especially Sarah Paxton as Raina). They make all of the trashy drama in some way believable. Because they are trashy actors portraying trashy people in a trashy world.

I hope we, in the next few weeks, will see that this show weren't a waste of our time and CW's money. But i doubt that.

UPDATE: Apparently the show was a waste of our time and CW's money. The show has now been cancelled. I'm not the least surprised.


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