August 04, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Shades of Gilmore Girls invite comparison — blue-eyed brunettes, vilified prep-school elite. But Beautiful People: The Complete Series, ABC Family’s take on mother-daughter drama can’t match that series in substance or style with its uninspired dialogue and thin plot primarily driven by boyfriend conflicts. EXTRAS Abundant, but predictable: audio commentaries, screen tests, deleted footage, and a behind-the-scenes featurette. The absence of an outtakes reel is fitting for a show that takes itself a little too seriously.

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