Beautiful People (US TV Series)
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Beautiful People US TV Series
Beautiful People
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Complete Series DVD cover
Created byMichael Rauch
Starring
Composer(s)Adam Fields
Country of originUnited States
Original English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive Paul Stupin
Running time60 minutes
Production 34 Films
Pirates' Cove Entertainment
Sony Pictures Television
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Release
Original networkABC Family
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseAugust 8, 2005 (2005-08-08) -
April 24, 2006 (2006-04-24)
External links
[dead link] Website

Beautiful People is an American drama television series about a family that moves from New Mexico to New York City to make a fresh start on their lives. The series aired on the ABC Family network from August 8, 2005, to April 24, 2006, lasting sixteen episodes. Its executive producer was Paul Stupin, who played the same role for Dawson's Creek.[1]

Plot

An academically gifted teen Sophie Kerr (Sarah Foret), her model-beautiful older sister Karen Kerr (Torrey DeVitto) and their newly single mother Lynne Kerr (Daphne Zuniga) leave small town New Mexico in search of a new life in New York City. After their father runs off with his teenage mistress, Sophie and Karen decide their family needs a fresh start. They convince their mother that the big city holds promise for all of them. Sophie has received a scholarship to a Manhattan private school, Karen can pursue her dreams of modeling, and Lynn can leave the painful memories of her failed marriage behind her, while reviving the ambitions of becoming a fashion designer which she put on hold to raise a family.

Characters

  • Lynne Kerr (Daphne Zuniga): Lynne leaves New Mexico after her husband leaves her for her daughter Karen's best friend. When she arrives in New York City she is a retailer at first, until she gets a jump start in the fashion world and starts working for a prominent sportswear designer. She bumps into her college sweetheart Julian Fiske, for whom she still has feelings.
  • Karen Kerr (Torrey DeVitto): Beautiful and vivacious, Karen is an aspiring model who is usually confident, but she loses some of that confidence when she begins taking diet pills to be thinner at the suggestion of one of her agents. Her first modeling gig is when she poses for the cover of a Brighton School magazine in a school business competition. She also worked wearing a chicken suit, among other odd gigs.
  • Sophie Kerr (Sarah Foret): Gifted and intelligent, Sophie is a talented photographer who wins a scholarship to the prestigious Brighton School, a hub for the children of Manhattan's elite. She meets her good friend Gideon Lustig, who ends up falling for Sophie and Annabelle. Sophie finds herself in a romantic dilemma between elitist Nicholas Fiske and artistic Gideon.
  • Gideon Lustig (Ricky Mabe): Sensitive and adorable Gideon is a vulnerable artist who is constantly put down by his wealthy, world-renowned artist father. Gideon believes that just because he has money doesn't mean he's better than others who aren't as fortunate. He develops a crush on Sophie Kerr and is caught in a love triangle with her and long-time best friend, Annabelle Banks.
  • Annabelle Banks (Kathleen Munroe): An aspiring photographer, Annabelle is in the shadow of Gideon, her long-time crush, when Sophie Kerr rolls into town. Her parents are divorced and both her parents left six months after it was finalized, leaving Annabelle with a babysitter. Annabelle explores her sexuality, ultimately realizing that she is bisexual.
  • Nicholas Fiske (Jackson Rathbone): Charming and extravagantly rich, Nicholas is the heir to Fiske Publications and is a BP and captain of the JV lacrosse team at the exclusive Brighton School. He turns his back on then-girlfriend Paisley Bishop to start a relationship with new girl Sophie Kerr, whose heart Nicholas competes for with Gideon.
  • Paisley Bishop (Jordan Madley): Wealthy, snobbish, and popular, Paisley is a BP and is used to getting whatever she wants, unless longtime on-and-off boyfriend Nicholas Fiske is involved. Her family owns the Empire State Building and she drives a silver Porsche.

Episodes

Season 1 (2005)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
11"Pilot"Dennie GordonMichael RauchAugust 8, 2005 (2005-08-08)101
22"Point and Shoot"Dennie GordonMichael RauchAugust 15, 2005 (2005-08-15)102
33"Reload"Ken GirottiVince Calandra & Michael RauchAugust 22, 2005 (2005-08-22)103
44"Over Exposure"Mel DamskiElizabeth DavisAugust 29, 2005 (2005-08-29)104
55"Dark, Room, Chemicals"Milan CheylovJennifer GlickmanSeptember 5, 2005 (2005-09-05)105
66"F-Stop"Patrick WilliamsDeborah Joy LeVineSeptember 12, 2005 (2005-09-12)106
77"Blow Up"Robert BerlingerMichael RauchSeptember 19, 2005 (2005-09-19)107
88"Photo Finish"Kelly MakinMichael RauchSeptember 26, 2005 (2005-09-26)108

Season 2 (2006)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
91"Flashback to the Future"Ken GirottiAnne KenneyMarch 6, 2006 (2006-03-06)109
102"It's All Uphill Here from Here"Chris GrismerLisa AlbertMarch 13, 2006 (2006-03-13)110
113"A Tale of Two Parties"Ken GirottiK.J. SteinbergMarch 20, 2006 (2006-03-20)111
124"Das Boots"Patrick WilliamsDavid GoldsmithMarch 27, 2006 (2006-03-27)112
135"Black Diamonds, White Lies"Ken GirottiMichael RauchApril 3, 2006 (2006-04-03)113
146"Where Are We Now?"Mel DamskiElizabeth DavisApril 10, 2006 (2006-04-10)114
157"Best Face Forward"Michael DeCarloStory by : Anne Kenney
Teleplay by : Lisa Albert & Anne Kenney
April 17, 2006 (2006-04-17)115
168"And the Winner Is..."Chris GrismerStory by : Lisa Albert & Anne Kenney & Michael Rauch
Teleplay by : Michael Rauch
April 24, 2006 (2006-04-24)116

Reception

Common Sense Media gave the series 3 out of 5 stars, and wrote: "Drama best for teens and up lacks sizzle."[2]

Michael Ausiello writing for TV Guide was disappointed by the season premiere, saying "it reduced Daphne Zuniga to a glorified extra". He felt it was trying to be a big-city Gilmore Girls and was ready to write off the show but his interest was piqued by the season finale which cast Zuniga's former Melrose Place costar Grant Show, as her character's ex-husband.[3]

Home media release

The series was released for region 1 on August 8, 2006.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Beautiful People - Get Beautiful With Daphne Zuniga This August Archived 2006-07-20 at the Wayback Machine accessed August 14, 2007
  2. ^ "Beautiful People - TV Review". www.commonsensemedia.org. 15 September 2009.
  3. ^ MICHAEL AUSIELLO (17 August 2005). "What's your view on Beautiful ..." TVGuide.com.

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