• Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 16, 2009
Metascore
40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13

Critic Reviews

  1. 70
    The Beautiful Life, in short, is hopelessly trashy melodrama about hopelessly trashy people. But Paxton, as a tougher-than-she-looks kid with a dark past, and Hollingsworth, as a callow Iowa farmboy trying to make it in the big city, are so unexpectedly affecting that you may find yourself sucked into the show against your will.
  2. 63
    Most of the characters are about as distinctive as mannequins. You won't mind, though, because they're awfully nice to look at. But the disgraced supermodel is played by Mischa Barton, and this is where the show may achieve inadvertent poignancy.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 11 out of 24
  1. Daniel
    Dec 22, 2009
    10
    This show is very well put together. It obviously failed due to poor advertisement and not because there was anything wrong with it.
  2. ReneeS.
    Dec 22, 2009
    10
    Come on People... Critics are so old seriously. Should CW care what the critics say who look for absolute perfection or the rest of the world Come on People... Critics are so old seriously. Should CW care what the critics say who look for absolute perfection or the rest of the world who actually enjoy it. Full Review »
  3. Shays
    Oct 2, 2009
    0
    Well here are some sad news... This show got canceled after ONLY 2 EPISODES... the good news... One Three Hill is next .