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. In a twist from the original tale, this "beast" does not transform into society's idea of beauty after gaining the love of Catherine. Rather, Vincent's inner beauty is allowed to remain the focus of who he is and it is Catherine's former "shallow" self that is the ugliness transformed by their relationship. Written by
Peg McNabb <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Once upon a time is now...
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During the show's run, Ron Perlman
turned down countless requests to promote products in his Vincent make-up, saying that, "He's not there to be exploited." See more
[referring to Vincent's relationship with Catherine
I sometimes feel that I'm standing on the bank of a raging river watching you try to swim across. How can I not worry? I'd be a fool. And yet, Vincent, sometimes I have to marvel at your courage.
Catherine swims across that river as well. She faces the same dangers, shows the same courage. And in many ways the toll on her is even greater.
You really think that's so?
On the other side of the river there is no one standing on the bank watching. ...
Version of The Scarlet Flower