The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading assistant district attorney in Manhattan, New York City.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »
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 Vincent (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Jacob 'Father' Wells (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Deputy D.A. Joe Maxwell / ... (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Asst. Dist. Atty. Catherine Chandler (46 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Edie (42 episodes, 1987-1989)
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Ron Koslow's updated version of the fairytale has a double focus: the relationship between Vincent,(a mythic, noble man-beast) and Catherine (an asst DA in New York); and a secret Utopian society of outcasts living in an underground sanctuary where Vincent is protected and loved. Through an emotional bond connecting Vincent to Catherine, he comes to be her protector as well as the man she loves. The series follows the developing relationship between them and nicely fleshes out the underground world of labyrinth tunnels, mystical waterfalls, and people who have come together to form a loving and nurturing family. Written by Peg McNabb <mcnabbp@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu>

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5 September 1987 (USA)  »

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La bella y la bestia  »

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(56 episodes)

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Wendy Pini created two issues of a comic-book adaptation of this TV series. While other comic book adaptations were made from existing chapters, she is the only writer-artist given permission by Ron Koslow to create entirely new stories for the characters. See more »

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Vincent: Catherine, I don't know what will happen now.
Catherine Chandler: You must promise me one thing; that you'll share it with me. Whatever happens, whatever comes.
Vincent: Whatever happens, whatever comes... know that I love you.
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Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz (2005) See more »

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6 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Can't tell you exactly why this series caught the imaginations of so many; it probably differs for each person. But this was a winner of a show in a style I've not seen since. It was fantasy, true enough, but it addressed many contemporary issues with a skill seldom seen in TV. The love story was believable, the acting was outstanding, and the minor characters were generally engaging. This was a show for romantics, and for those who believe in the power of love--not just between lovers, but between family and friends, and those whose love spills over into actions. Good fought evil in the grimy real world as well as in fantastic battles against shadowy adversaries. And for those of us who like to pretend that the unknown really is just around the corner--this was our show. Requiescat in pace.


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