Beauty and the Beast (1987) - Crime, Fantasy, Drama

Hohum Score

9

Engaging

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

IMDB: 7
Director:
Stars: Ron Perlman, Roy Dotrice
Length: 60 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-PG
Reviews: 3 out of 60 found boring (5%)

One-line Reviews (21)

" moments but gets dull after a few episodes.

Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton bring intelligence, pathos, poignancy and last but not least, a stunning chemistry to this most romantic of all stories.

Hamilton is a compelling heroine.

What an intriguing idea this was for a show?

Catherine and Vincent are entertaining.

", where it's only a matter of time before the bland, attractive leads jump in the sack.

" Otherwise, it's an intriguing, romantic, exciting show.

(4) One fine day, Linda Hamilton decided she wasn't going to spend the rest of her life playing this goody-goody role, trying to breathe life into what she must have begun to see as rather bland and stilted dialog and a relationship which never changed or developed.

The depth of the story and complexity of those deeper meanings are so fascinating that you want to watch the episodes again and again...

Regardless it's worth watching for Vincent alone.

If this was their goal the beast shouldn't waste so much time trying to solve crimes.

When the power dynamic was thrown off when Linda decided to leave because of the hectic work schedule it became more action packed and the romantic angle for over the top villains that belong in Batman.

The love story was believable, the acting was outstanding, and the minor characters were generally engaging.

Before you think what a miserable old grump this bloke sounds I do have the likes of 'Brief Encounter' in my collection which was quite enjoyable.

When you want to retreat into a fairy tale world and see something beautiful and enjoyable this is the movie to watch.

In Season 1, Vincent and Catherine deal with voodoo, Chinatown bad guys and gypsies among others and their stories are usually interesting and suspenseful, despite a notable lack of humour in the scripts.

When women want their horny male companions to leave them alone, they say things like "Let's not ruin our friendship" and "You're making me uncomfortable.

They started off with a most intriguing and actually quite plausible concept: a complete, self-contained society operating in secret beneath the streets of Manhattan.

I simply found the premise of this show fascinating, and I loved the chemistry between Vincent and Catherine (until it got bizarre in the last season when Linda Hamilton left).

Nevertheless the show is fascinating to watch.

That said, I enjoyed it overall and seasons 1&2 were great escapism.