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The Beast 

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A veteran F.B.I. Agent is assigned a new partner, unaware that he was recruited as a double agent to investigate his activities.
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Series cast summary:
Patrick Swayze ...  Charles Barker / ... 13 episodes, 2009
Travis Fimmel ...  Ellis Dove / ... 13 episodes, 2009
Lindsay Pulsipher ...  Rose Lawrence 13 episodes, 2009
Kevin J. O'Connor ...  Harry Conrad / ... 13 episodes, 2009
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ...  Raymond Beaumont / ... 10 episodes, 2009
Johnny Kastl ...  Todd Jaracki / ... 6 episodes, 2009
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A veteran F.B.I. Agent is assigned a new partner, unaware that he was recruited as a double agent to investigate his activities.

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Patrick Swayze was unable to promote the series in January 2009, as he was hospitalized with pneumonia as a complication of his chemotherapy. See more »

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Featured in Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.2 (2009) See more »

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A good show with potential...
22 January 2009 | by Zerocool1089See all my reviews

Now in this new A&E TV show... Patrick Swayze plays veteran FBI agent Charles Barker, and for sometime he has been working with a young protégé named Ellis Dove (Travis Fimmel). As more cases have to be solved, and more crime has to be addressed, Ellis comes to find out that he was actually recruited as a double agent to investigate Charles Barker's unorthodox work style, and activities.

And so far that is the plot.

Now after watching the first episode I will admit that this show is very good. Now I know some people will say that this show just looks typical, and it looks like your standard one hour drama, but to be honest with folks.. I believe it's better than most standard drama's that are currently running. I mean this show is very gritty, and ballsy. And I must say that this show really echoes the film Training Day (2001) with Denzel Washington, and Ethan Hawke. So if you saw that film then you can really get an idea on how this show flows.

Now getting to the characters....Patrick Swayze does a great job as Charles Barker. Now I know for Swayze to play this role, it's going to be kind of hard to reach the heights of his past roles in such films like Dirty Dancing, Road House, and Point Break. But Patrick Swayze pulls it off as Charles Barker, and he's really convincing as this unorthodox FBI agent.

Travis Fimmel does a good job. Now I've never heard of Travis Fimmel until I saw him in the first episode of The Beast, and like I said he did a good job. It's not the best acting performance, but it's not the worst I've seen. I just thought he did good.

And overall this show is good so far. I think it has potential. I believe it's different from your standard drama's that are currently running now like CSI:Miami, Without A Trace, and The Closer. The Beast is a drama that really pulls in your focus, and it's a good drama with the mix of some action, good mystery, and entertaining crime/corruption elements.


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15 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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