Picks and Pans Review: The Agency
VH1 (Tuesdays, 10 p.m. ET)
The Wilhelmina modeling agency is run by a pack of angry hyenas dressed in agents’ clothing. They spend their days snarling at each other and nipping at the ankles of the slender, beautiful young things who trip gazelle-like through their Manhattan offices. At least that’s the impression I get from this entertaining, surprisingly warts-and-all series—produced – oddly enough, by Wilhelmina itself. The agents, one of them a large man known as Pink, get all worked up over the widening hips of a model named Chloe. They also convince a dude named Tyler to change his surfer-blond hair. Important stuff! The show lacks the relaxed balminess of VH1’s earlier models-in-Miami show 8th & Ocean, but I like the keen sense of fear and loathing behind the runway.