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Models Inc

A friend recently told me that this show was a campy mess. I was a kid when it came out and never saw it. What bare your favorite Models Inc episodes and characters? Should I watch it?

by Anonymousreply 4108/03/2014

It barely lasted long enough to make an impression. It was good to see Linda Gray working, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 112/05/2012

Can't remember any, but when the show came out, people were laughing at how old the models looked and nicknamed the show "Model T Inc"

I was shocked to see how Carrie-Ann moss became the show's breakout star over the highly touted Cassidy Rae and Kylie Travis.

by Anonymousreply 212/05/2012

It was a spinoff from Melrose. Linda Gray played Amanda's mother.

by Anonymousreply 312/05/2012

The only thing I remember about it was the story arc with Linda Gray on Melrose, which spun off the show. Other than that, I kind of recall it being hyped in the entertainment shows and magazines before it actually went on the air but I don't think I've ever seen even 5 minutes of a single episode.

by Anonymousreply 412/05/2012

I was really excited to have Linda Grey back on TV. Then I saw the show. Just awful. Be glad you were a kid and never saw it.

by Anonymousreply 512/05/2012

It's no Bare Essence.

by Anonymousreply 612/05/2012


by Anonymousreply 712/05/2012

"Paper Dolls" with a young Nicollette Sheridan and Morgan Fairchild was a short lived series and offers up a great cornucopia of '80's cliches. Brenda Vaccaro really chews up the screen as a stage Mom.

by Anonymousreply 812/05/2012

The show only really comes to life when Kylie Travis is in bitch mode. My favorite line of dialogue comes after she learns that the insipid Cassidy Rae character has reunited with her boyfriend after a misunderstanding. "Little Sarah will be spending all night down on her knees. Apologizing, I'm sure."

by Anonymousreply 912/05/2012

Paper Dolls what what I was thinking about when I opened this thread, r8. Thanks for reminding me of the name.

I enjoyed that one. What even happened to Don Bowron? That is his only TV credit on imdb.

by Anonymousreply 1012/05/2012

I watched the Models Inc pilot on Youtube. I forgot how much I loved this show. I was maybe 13 or 14 when it came out but remember a couple of times it was better than Melrose Place. I remember Aaron Spelling was afraid to make the lead girl(Cassidy RAE) black because she was supposed to have some sort of affair and lets face it, he was pretty much racist. They eventually got a black chick later on though.

by Anonymousreply 1107/29/2014

I actually liked Models Inc., is it on Hulu +?

by Anonymousreply 1207/29/2014

Which one of you bitches is my mother.

by Anonymousreply 1307/29/2014

Paper Dolls was awesome.

by Anonymousreply 1407/29/2014

Cassidy Rae was the most implausible "model" since Charlene Tilton.

by Anonymousreply 1507/29/2014

Models, Inc. is such a generic name for a modeling agency. Why couldn't they come up with something more creative? It's the equivalent of naming a sporting goods store Sports, Inc.

by Anonymousreply 1607/29/2014

R8, what does that have to do with Models Inc. ?

It ended on a cliffhanger I believe.

by Anonymousreply 1707/29/2014

It ran for a summer and then a full season.

The summer season was amazing and centered around who murdered Stephanie Romanov's character. It had really strong characterization and (like Melrose) would just throw in the craziest shit.

The full season was absolute shit. They started jettisoning off characters and added boring-assed Emma Samms as a romantic rival to Romanov's lost interest. Yes, Romanov returned alive as a new character who just looked a lot like her old character.

The strongest and most likable characters were the ones played by Kylie Travis and Carrie-Ann Moss.

by Anonymousreply 1807/30/2014

OP, you need new friends.

by Anonymousreply 1907/30/2014

Paper Dolls was a lot better. No one but me and R14 and R8 watched it though, and it was promptly canceled.

by Anonymousreply 2007/30/2014

Wasn't Paper Dolls a TV movie first? I remember Daryll Hannah played a Brooke Shields type teen star/model and Joan Hackett was her mother.

by Anonymousreply 2107/30/2014

Models Inc. was a great Melrose spin off. I also like The Heights.

by Anonymousreply 2207/30/2014

Cassidy Rae was so cute. Kylie Travis looked like she had a bad face transplant. Most of the other models were about forty six.

by Anonymousreply 2307/30/2014

Friends and I in the biz used to watch this and play drinking games with the dialogue. But we called it "Models, Stink"

It was truly atrocious. A donkey could write better dialogue.

by Anonymousreply 2407/30/2014

R24, donkeys can't write, period. First of all, they have hoofs. Secondly, they most definitely don't understand the concept of language or writing. In fact, humans are probably the only beings who do.

by Anonymousreply 2507/30/2014

Starring some of the most beautiful women in the world... and Linda Gray.

by Anonymousreply 2607/30/2014

R25, thank you for making my point.

by Anonymousreply 2707/30/2014

They brought on Emma Samms to become the Heather Locklear of Models Inc. Needless to say unlike Heather she further sunk the show instead of saving it.

It was a mess. Saying that it was a campy mess implies it was some guilty pleasure. It wasn't. It made Dynasty look like Shakespeare in comparison!

by Anonymousreply 2807/30/2014

Emma in Models Inc

by Anonymousreply 2907/30/2014

Wasn't the whole premise based on the new model some young girl who was no where near a model..she had fat thighs.

Oh but the show gave us Carrie Ann Moss..

by Anonymousreply 3007/30/2014

I stopped watching when Emma Samms brought in a bunch of hard new girls and turned the agency into a high-class escort service. Or something like that.

by Anonymousreply 3107/30/2014

The alternative ending

by Anonymousreply 3207/30/2014

OMG I remember Models, Inc! It aired on Fox. I also remember that silly made for television movie, "Model By Day" with Famke Janssen. Its so hard to believe that so few models are known by name these days.

by Anonymousreply 3307/30/2014

I would watch Emma in anything, especially in her prime. Mercy, she was gorgeous! I read a poster on IMDb(I think) who said she made a fantastic bitch on M INC, so I checked out what I could online. Alas, 'twasn't so. But she was beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 3407/30/2014

Emma was gorgeous and she had amazing hair. She also managed to slim down from her GH days.

by Anonymousreply 3507/30/2014

I still recall with awe her teddy scene on DYNASTY. She was built like a brick shithouse. Yes, I'm 100 % gay.

by Anonymousreply 3607/30/2014

Main problem with the show was the lackluster cast and storylines ..... I remember Jonathan Schaech as the stalker of that one model.

I'm awaiting the inevitable 'Which did you prefer ... Models Inc or Paper Dolls ? thread.

by Anonymousreply 3707/30/2014

I remember reading in Aaron Spelling's biography that they wanted Joan Collins as the lead, but she was "unavailable."

by Anonymousreply 3808/03/2014

But was Linda Gray even "the lead" ? I don't remember Hilary having a storyline , except when Grayson bought into Models Inc.

More likely Joan Collins turned it down because they wouldn't let her play the newest hot top model.

by Anonymousreply 3908/03/2014

Does anyone remember "Central Park West"?

by Anonymousreply 4008/03/2014

Yes R40 ....first exposure to hot young John Barrowman. Unfortunately, they had to admit defeat mid season and totally revamp it bringing on Raquel Welch and Delta Burke's husband (Gerald McRaney ???). Still didn't work.

I think they killed someone off when the revamp episodes starting airing ...was it Mariel Hemingway's character ?? Her character's husband was hot too.

by Anonymousreply 4108/03/2014
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