The Beautiful Life Season 1, Episode 1: Was the Premiere Hot or Not? - Featured

The Beautiful Life 'Pilot' made for the last of the new CW show premieres this season!



Though it tried to promise all sorts of sexy, edgy drama, I was getting the feeling from the promos that it seemed just to be trying too hard and that once this drama got going, it would fall flat very, very soon.


So what do you think now that we've seen the pilot? Is this new teen drama sizzlin' with drama, or sizzlin' out before it really gets started?

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Sep 17, 2009 9:35AM EDT

I object to 'teens' being portrayed like these people. How does it make your average teen feel when he or she compares themself to these folk in their 20's styled to perfection. There must be some real teens out there the studios could use.

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Sep 17, 2009 9:55AM EDT

fudgefase,On the one hand I understand using people in their early twenties to portray teens, child labor laws (and restrictions on what sorts of behaviors underage actors are allowed to perform) are tough to work with when most if not all the lead characters are supposed to be underage.On the other hand I see things like the UK hit SKINS, which not only has actors the same age as their characters (give or take a year) but is also written by actual teens (and folks in their early 20s) and I wonder why more teen dramas don't even TRY to go that route. I suppose if the US remake of SKINS is handled the same way as the UK version and if it becomes a hit (two very big IFs) we might see what you are asking for in more teen shows ... actual teens.

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Sep 17, 2009 12:11PM EDT

I thought the premiere was really bad. Really predictable, yeh just boring.

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Sep 17, 2009 12:11PM EDT

It's just the 'really beautiful people' syndrome I object to I guess. Teenagers are going through such huge changes, physically, emotionally and mentally that I really feel tv using these gorgeous people does so much potential harm. I understand the time restrictions on young actors too - but we're talking people of about 18 and 19 here - surely there aren't too many restrictions on a 19 year old - after all they're considered old enough to work all day in an office at 16! I just feel they can't help comparing themselves with these people. In your early 20's you tend to have stopped developing; you're more at peace with yourself etc and the boys especially are able to build their bodies physically too. Hence the 'ripped abdomens' of many of our popular 'teen' hits. You've generally lost the puppy fat that many teenagers have as well - something they all find horrid and unflattering, as it does not 'compare' with the very slender young women portrayed in these dramas. Skins was 'way out there' - but it at least showed what real teens look like. And a talented bunch they were too. They showed real youngsters can succeed if the talent is there - without all the make up and perma dieting.

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Sep 17, 2009 1:11PM EDT

i have to agree with natti92 it was predictable and boring but it was nice to see mischa barton back on our tv screens again .

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Sep 17, 2009 7:35PM EDT

it's not the greatest show...but I think it's still worth watching, also the show's about models, what'd you expect the people to look like! :P

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Sep 17, 2009 10:24PM EDT

I don't like it!The acting is in parts so bad that i couldn't watch it at all! I stopped watching by 15 minutes! Maybe after it gets better, i dont know...

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Sep 18, 2009 1:15AM EDT

I liked it.Id watch the next episode.

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Sep 18, 2009 6:16PM EDT

i thought it was good, then the lead Raina said she was sixteen and I thought - YEAH RIGHT! I mean seriously, could they not have at least pretended she was 18? I'm pretty sure people would still watch. The acting was fine, the lead was suitably shy and uncultured (the guy) whilst being decent and fit, I found the punch unprovoked and a bit OC-style but hey. The girl was overly nice, pretty much a blonde version of Marissa Cooper in the OC, to be honest only Mischa Barton's acting and the character who plays Marissa were really any good. Isaac appeared lacking in personality and abit atypical with the music, we already know the former-tween is a musician is this a hint of musical performances to come? A bit obvious and contrived I felt. Somehow it managed to be good overall, I will be watching the next episode.

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Sep 23, 2009 10:32PM EDT

fudgefase ; i completely agree that practically every person you see on tv has been styled to absolute perfection, and are often not the same age as the character they are portraying, but this particular show is ABOUT models, theyre supposed to be beautiful, thats the whole point. producers dont make these kinds of shows to depress teens that dont look the same way, they make them so that people can see what that type of life is like. and yeah the girls in these shows make you want to lose weight so you can look like them, but with the world as it is with so many obese and overweight people that is not always a bad thing .

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Oct 2, 2009 3:35AM EDT

this show would be great if it featured controversy as a constant theme in storylines and subplots. i mean come on, its the model lifestyle, there are so many things they can play with and so many interesting, entertaining ways that could be done...but so far it's coming across as some sort of ABC Kyle X/Y good clean christian fun sort of show. im hoping it will get better because i still like it, for whatever reason (eye candy).

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