Beauty and the Beast (1987–1990)

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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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 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. 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 <mcnabbp@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu>

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5 September 1987 (USA)  »

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Father: [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.
Vincent: 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.
Father: You really think that's so?
Vincent: On the other side of the river there is no one standing on the bank watching. ...
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The show is great, including the third season. . .
18 January 1999 | by (Jacksonville) – See all my reviews

This show is my favorite TV show of all time. It's rich and complex, and deals with a variety of issues and perspectives. I'm a third season fan, which puts me a little out of the loop with most of the fans, but third season deals with Vincent's loss of Catherine, his quest for his son, and it even hints at him learning to love someone again. The show is always well-written and acted, with a great supporting cast. The only weak spot is near the end of the second season, when the show, in my opinion, deals too much with Vincent's "inner demons." Otherwise, it's an intriguing, romantic, exciting show.


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