THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE “Pilot” Season Premiere


Watch a sneak peek of the pilot episode of the new CW show THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE airing Wednesday September 16 at 9 pm on the CW. THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE starring Mischa Barton as Sonja Stone , Ashley Madekwe as Marissa, Nico Tortorella as Kai, Sara Paxton as Raina, Ben Hollingsworth as Chris, Corbin Bleu as Isaac and Elle Macpherson as Claudia Foster.

While I enjoy my share of shows on The CW, I am sorry to say that The Beautiful Life is not one of them. I just could not get into the first episode. The characters are very blend and even Mischa Barton, who I liked on The O.C., doesn’t really shine. It feels to me that they just wanted to make a show about pretty people, and didn’t really think too much about coming up with a compelling story. The premise had potential, but unfortunately, the pilot doesn’t deliver. I personally would recommend you skip it altogether and watch Gossip Girl instead.

Episode Synopsis: THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE “Pilot” Season Premiere – ASHTON KUTCHER EXECUTIVE PRODUCES, MISCHA BARTON AND ELLE MACPHERSON STAR — Raina Marinelli (Sara Paxton, “Last House on the Left”) is a stunning beauty with a secret past who makes an unforgettable impression while strutting down the runway in a Zac Posen (guest starring as himself) gown during New York Fashion Week, and effectively steals the spotlight away from fellow model Sonja Stone (Mischa Barton, “The O.C.”). Sonja has been out of the country for mysterious reasons, and is now desperate to convince her agent, Claudia Foster (Elle Macpherson, “Friends”) that she can reclaim her standing as the reigning supermodel. Deemed the new “it” girl, Raina soon meets Chris Andrews (Ben Hollingsworth, “The Line”), a strikingly handsome Iowa farm boy just entering the modeling world, and takes him to the “models’ residence” where she lives along with other young hopefuls, including Marissa Delfina (Ashley Madekwe, “Secret Diary of a Call Girl”), Isaac Taylor (Corbin Bleu, “High School Musical 2”) and the current alpha-male model known as Cole Shepherd (Nico Tortorella, “Twelve”). Christian Duguay directed the episode written by Adam Giaudrone (Pilot)