The following is a review of the script for Mischa’s upcoming TV show “The Beautiful Life”. Thanks to Charlie from TVScriptDude for sending it in.
I received a few weeks ago The Beautiful Life but didn’t really notice it until I heard this would mark Mischa Barton come back on tv. Not that I care or anything, but that just makes this show one of the most anticipated for the next season, yes, really.
Top models living together in New York, it does sound really cliche and while I was waiting for another Vampire Diaries monstrosity, it turns out The Beautiful Life has a lot to offer.
Chris is the small town genuinely nice guy who, while travelling to New York will catch the eye of Simon, a gay talent scout (how original), that offers to meet him at the agency where he will then meet Raina. They both click right away, and the development of their relation interests quickly thanks to a great writing that makes you wonder how Raina managed to stay so down to earth and naive in such a competitive world.
The characters are ordinary as I expected but it’s quickly proven that they are not so one note and cliche as you would think. Especially the naive Raina who just had her big break played by Sara Paxton. For the rest, it’s a CW pilot therefore I was expecting the show to focus on the beautiful and the pleasant part of the fashion world but The Beautiful Life, au contraire, focuses wisely on the dark part of modelling. Addictions to all sorts of things, bulimia and much more are parts of these teenagers’ life. There are some interesting but hard subjects to talk about, first because it’s easy to become too light on subjects that shouldn’t be treated so and then because the lack of knowledge is obvious (but I guess it’s kinda too early to talk).
I’m also glad a good spec script can make it these days, especially considering the fact that most of the next season’s TV shows are coming from writers with a huge background. I mean, Adam Giaudrone only has two credits at IMDB (South Beach and Swingtown) and the network might actually get something good out of this.
Finally, this pilot is well done, and if I manage not to comeback for week two next season, it will be the CW’s fault for destroying a script who could be above everything the network has done these last years.
I’ve also read the script and as I mentioned on the Twitter page, it is really awesome! Mischa made a great choice with this one.
Photos of Mischa at a performance of the tin horizon are available to view at the Wooller website. The date listed is April 15th, 2009.
Candids of Mischa leaving the Herbal Essences promotional event have been uploaded. I also added some additional hq shots from the actual photocall.
Mischa is wearing a whole lot of Louis Vuitton, namely her shoes, bag and the belt. Details and pics up on Twitter. Mischa also posted on her own Twitter that she’ll be heading to London from Milan in a few days.
Scans of Mischa’s spread from Hello Magazine in the UK have been uploaded. Really cool and interesting article! And those of you who visit daily will remember Mischa’s photo shoot with the camels in Dubai; finally the shoot appears in a magazine. Big thanks to Mel from Penn Badgley Web for scanning.
Mischa Barton loves ‘dark’ men.
The former ‘O.C.’ actress – who recently split from Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard – is attracted to intense, brooding types even though they make her feel depressed and claustrophobic. She said: ‘I have always been in very heavy, long-term serious relationships… three in a row. I tend to be attracted to slightly dark men, meaning they have huge lows, which I can too. This is not conducive to being happy and carefree.
‘I have therefore set my mind to dating if I feel like it, but not getting into anything serious. It’s difficult to find the happy medium. I am dating in a general sense… nothing exclusive. I am enjoying myself.’ When it comes to choosing potential lovers, the 23-year-old beauty prides brains over bulging muscles. She added to Britain’s Hello! magazine: ‘I love men to be super-intelligent rather than Greek gods. I love hanging out with the boys, so even after a relationship has ended I like to stay friends.’
Mischa also spoke about her tumultuous past, including her 2007 conviction for driving under the influence and without a valid licence. She said: ‘I have no privacy and therefore I have grown up in the public arena. Not an excuse, just a fact. ‘I should have known better than to drink-drive and I am just very happy nothing worse happened. I have learnt a huge lesson and am now also more wary of my friends and their influence over me. ‘I should never have got in that car, and for that I admit my guilt. Sometimes you need a big shock to shake you up.’
Candids of Mischa leaving club Bardot in LA have been uploaded. They are from the same day as the previous set of candids.