No one ever said that being a teenage girl was easy.
In Beautiful People (2005-2006), Sophie Kerr (Sarah Foret) is a teenage girl whose life has been turned upside down.
First her father abandons his wife, Lynn (Daphne Zuniga) for a much younger woman, leaving Lynn as the single mother to Sophie and her elder sister, Karen (Torrey DeVitto). Then Sophie is given a scholarship to a very prestigious and well-known high school in New York City. Leaving their small New Mexico town behind, the three Kerr women don’t know what to expect.
Sophie is torn between two of her male classmates, Gideon Mustig (Ricky Mabe) and Nicholas Fiske (Jackson Rathbone). Karen is trying to get her modelling career off the ground. While her daughters have their troubles, Lynn is not having an easy time adjusting to her new circumstances. Not only does she have to be mother and father to her girls, but Julian Fiske (James McCaffrey) is back in her life. Not only is he the father of one of Sophie’s classmates, he and Lynn have a little bit of history together. Can these women not just survive, but thrive in a new environment and a new life?
For an ABC family series, the show was not that bad. It was nice to see not just female protagonists on-screen, but women who were real and faced real life challenges. While the show only lasted one year, it was still quality television.
Do I recommend it? Why not?