Models (st)inc

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  1. tommie

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    First of all - Grayson is hilarously evil. She comes in, wafting arms around, and just does bad stuff - Hookers Inc? Well, why not?

    Secondly, this series must be Linda's book of regrettable hairstyles. She just showed up in this weird pink mop and it's just... honey no.

    Thirdly, Carrie is still the most miserable character of all.

    And yes, Sarah, please do get addicted to crack cocaine and die.
     
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  2. tommie

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    Also, how can bulimia be so boring? Or is it borelemia. Actually, having to watch this show again wants me to throw up.

    (In case someone doesn't understand - I'm watching my old VHS tapes and I have so much crap including this recorded)
     
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    Stephanie is a really boring character for someone who's batshit crazy.

    Maybe she would've become this shows Kimberly if the show was renewed.

    Oh, and Carr-ME is horrible and needy.

    Also, why does no one really question why Monique looks like Teri? Except for Carr-ME fainting it's all like "ok whatever". This show is so very very dumb.
     
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    DEAR f*** CARRIE.

    How can a character get this pathetic? I doubt Carrie Ann Moss ever mentions that she was on Models Stink and there's a distinct reason why.

    Also - what is the point of Linda? Not even a former porn queen past makes her interesting! She's so boring pointless!

    Sorry for swearing but this show does my boring head in. It's so awful and I hate watch it.
     
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    "What you did last season with velour was incredible" - really show?
     
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    It's no wonder Darren Star wanted no part of the show.

    The funny thing is, given how huge the whole supermodel thing was during the 90's and how many outlets were trying to cash in on it with films like Pret A Porter and MTV's House of Style, it would've been easy enough to hire someone in the industry to act as a fashion advisor on the show. Someone to guide them in terms of what vocabulary to use and what clothes to wear.

    Instead, you get a load of writers writing dialogue about what they think fashion is and a load of actresses wearing dated looking Nolan Miller. Even though it wasn't strictly a "fashion soap", Central Park West felt a lot more stylish and " in the industry " given it's wardrobe and various references to Anna Wintour and British Vogue.
     
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    Yeah, it's incredibly stupid -- and I love it!

    I've seen the whole run at least 3 times. I will never forget reading home's version of TV Guide back in the summer of... 2005? 2006? and, to my complete shock and surprise, see that they were rerunning MODELS, INC. at 3 or 4 in the morning every weekday. Say what?! Talk about random. That month or so was spent recording it or even staying up really late to watch lol (what can I say, I was a teenager, staying up so late was no big deal).

    Unfortunately, not only is it boring, badly written and acted (even by talented actors), and totally ineffectual, but it is exactly the cliche that people think soaps are -- there's good reason why it didn't survive. They did somewhat improve things later on, however. Now, knowing more about the people writing the show (especially Chuck Pratt), it doesn't seem surprising at all that it was like this. That being said, if I ever want to just turn off my brain and watch numerous random plot points thrown together, it really does satisfy my soap cravings.
     
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    What did I do??? :shifty:
     
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    Grayson came in too late to save the show.
     
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    The series was clearly riding on the fact that it had two primetime soap stars from two of the biggest soaps of the 1980s; Linda Gray and later on Emma Samms, but I think this was the problem, as in 1994 both Dallas and Dynasty were still very recent in the viewers memory and prime time soaps had moved on in just a few short years, Models Inc reminds me of a cheesier and cheaper, 90s version of Paper Dolls, which had more potential ten years earlier!
     
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    You have fabulous hair and... oh just watch the show. It's awful!
     
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    This isn't Linda Gray's one @tommie ?
     
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    I know that Spelling was L.A based but I think Models Inc could've worked better if they'd set it in New York where stuff like Fashion Week and Vogue existed.

    90210 and MP were great but after those, his 90's L.A shows became so interchangeable. I found Kindred: The Embraced and Savannah to be interesting shows because they were "Spelling" shows outside of his usual setting. They were unique. Whereas Models Inc, Malibu Shores, Pacific Palisades, 2000 Malibu Road etc could've all been the same show.
     
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    Spot on, Carrie Fairchild.

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    There were famous models in the 60s, 70s and 80s, but the 90s supermodels were sort of New Celebrities, and after that (the 2000s) it was the DJ who gained New Celebrity status.
    I don't recall any pop-culture references/storylines on Models Inc, and that's why it all looks very generic. Just a bunch of beautiful young women and their boyfriends.
    Paper Dolls wasn't great but at least they made the effort to create a Fashion World.


     
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    That RuPaul song sounds like something that would've been used on the Central Park West soundtrack :10:
     
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    *randomly wafts arms around*
     
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    And it surely would've worked better if at least some of the characters had been believeable as working in the modelling industry. They were either too short, too heavy-waisted (for 90s standards!) or not attractive enough. The only one who came close to looking like a real 90s model was Cynthia.

    I usually like the villains but Grayson was just *too* mean. There was no real motivation behind her schemes and she had no redeeming qualities whatsoever. I was always on Monique's side (although I will never understand what either Monique or Grayson saw in Adam).

    Speaking of Adam... the male characters on this show were useless. It was also quite striking that the writers didn't know what to do with half of the main cast in the second half of the show.

    The show was trash... but at least entertaining trash.
     
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    Found this in an old magazine: A print campaign from 1997 when the show debuted in Germany. The first episode aired on February 15th, 1997.

    The text says:

    BEAUTIFUL BY TRADE
    MODELS inc.
    THE NEW SERIES FROM THE USA:
    BEAUTY ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH.
    CONSPIRACY, HUMILIATION AND PASSION ACCOMPANY THE GIRLS ON THEIR WAY TO THE VERY TOP.
    WITH LINDA GRAY, KYLIE TRAVIS et. al.
    SATURDAYS 5.45 PM


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    Oh, Saturdays at 5:45 is such a great day/timeslot for this show. I would be on the couch with coffee enjoying every trashy moment.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    The latter seasons of "MP" were scheduled at 7 or 8 AM in Spain, on weekends. People who came from partying all night ate breakfast while watching it. Maybe the best way to oversee the many horrors of those seasons...

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    Amanda talking about the MP morning airings in a commercial for Spain...
    Probably, maybe. :spinning:
     

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