Saturday, April 28, 2012

"The L.A. Complex"

While the premiere of The CW's new drama, The L.A. Complex, brought in the network's lowest ratings for a premiere ever, we at the Sexy Trash offices think it's one of the most entertaining pilots the network has ever seen (with the exception of "Veronica Mars;" let's not get crazy...)

 Originally premiering in Canada in January 2012, the CW picked the show up for a US release in April. Six episodes have already aired in Canada, and 13 more episodes have been ordered... which is nice to know that even if it is cancelled on the CW, that we'll still be able to get our Complex fix online.

Part Melrose Place, part 90210, and part Grosse Pointe, the show follows six residents of an apartment complex in L.A. as they struggle to make it big.

Cassie Steele (Degrassi: The Next Generation) plays Abby Vargas, an aspiring actress who left a life in Canada to make it in L.A. Her big break doesn't come as easily as she hoped for, so she often finds herself ready to give up and move back to what is familiar.

Jewel Staite (Flash Forward, Space Cases, Firefly) plays Raquel Westbrook, the street-smart veteran actress who hasn't had work in a few years. Looking for new roles becomes tough for her as younger, more attractive actresses are quickly filling the roles Raquel once had first dibs at.

Chelan Simmons (Kyle XY, Smallville, It) plays Alicia Lowe, a hopeful dancer who never seems to get her chance. To make ends meet, Alicia works as a stripper and eventually finds herself going down a road she never would have imagined.

Jonathan Patrick Moore (Neighbours, Savages) plays Connor Lake, an actor without much experience who gets his shot at stardom as the lead in a hit medical drama. This lady's man often doubts his talent because of his short resume and sometimes turns to dark places to feel better about himself.

Benjamin Charles Watson (Warehouse 13) plays Tariq Muhammad, a talented hip-hop songwriter who works as an intern for a major record producer.

Joe Dinicol (She's Too Young, Life With Derek, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye) plays Nick Wagner, a struggling comedian who can't seem to find his angle when it comes to stand-up. Nick also suffers from being every girl's best friend and doesn't know what it will take for them to see him as a boyfriend.

Andra Fuller (Entourage, Prison Break, Secret Life of the American Teenager) plays Kaldrick King, the tough hip-hop superstar who has seen it all, but not with anyone worth remembering...

Be sure to check out the first episode of The L.A. Complex HERE.

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