Beauty and the Beast

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  • TV-14
  • 2012
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.0  (38,044)

Beauty and the Beast is a romantic fantasy drama series that aired on The CW from 2012 to 2016. Starring Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Max Brown, Austin Basis, Nina Lisandrello, Brian J. White, Sendhil Ramamurthy, and Nicole Anderson, the show tells the story of a homicide detective named Catherine Chandler (Kreuk) and her complicated relationship with a man named Vincent Keller (Ryan).

The series is loosely based on the 1980s CBS series of the same name, but with a modern twist. It takes place in New York City, where Catherine witnesses her mother's murder and is saved by an unknown creature that she cannot identify. As she grows up, she becomes a detective to try to solve her mother's murder and ultimately finds Vincent, the man who saved her all those years ago.

The catch, however, is that Vincent is not just a regular human being. He is a former soldier who was experimented on during his time in Afghanistan, turning him into a superhuman beast with heightened senses and incredible strength. Despite his monstrous appearance, Catherine finds herself drawn to him and becomes determined to protect him from those who seek to exploit his abilities.

Throughout the series, Catherine and Vincent navigate their feelings for each other while also trying to uncover the truth behind the experiments that turned Vincent into a beast. They are aided by their friends, JT (Basis) and Tess (Lisandrello), who provide them with technology and intel to help them in their fight against the bad guys.

The show also features a number of other villains and obstacles for Catherine and Vincent to overcome, including Gabe Lowen (Brown), the assistant district attorney who becomes obsessed with capturing Vincent, and Muirfield, the shadowy government organization responsible for Vincent's transformation.

One of the highlights of the show is the chemistry between Kreuk and Ryan, who have fantastic on-screen chemistry and portray their characters' complicated relationship with nuance and authenticity. The character of Vincent is also a standout, as Ryan brings depth and complexity to a character who could easily have been one-dimensional.

Another strength of the show is its depiction of female friendships. Catherine and Tess have a close bond and are supportive of each other both professionally and personally. They are both strong, capable women who are integral to the show's narrative.

Overall, Beauty and the Beast is a well-crafted, engaging show that blends romance, fantasy, and action to create a unique and compelling story. Its strong cast and intricate plot make it a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Beauty and the Beast is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (70 episodes). The series first aired on October 11, 2012.

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Au Revoir
13. Au Revoir
September 15, 2016
Vincent and Cat are willing to give up everything in an effort to stop an attack and rid the world of beast makers permanently.
No Way Out
12. No Way Out
September 8, 2016
When Vincent is secretly interrogated about an impending attack, he reaches his breaking point.
Meet The New Beast
11. Meet The New Beast
August 25, 2016
Vincent and Cat face the fact that they've lost control of their secret and may have to go on the run. Vincent also realizes that he needs to face his past; and Cat worries about what they may lose.
Means to an End
10. Means to an End
August 11, 2016
In an effort to keep his identity a secret, Vincent is forced to undergo a series of tests orchestrated by the mystery buyer. Cat, JT and Heather are determined to exonerate Vincent.
The Getaway
9. The Getaway
July 28, 2016
Vincent and Cat are desperate to establish some normalcy to their lives, despite threats of a beast bounty and a DHS manhunt. Meanwhile, Tess takes a huge risk by protecting Vincent from a nosy reporter.
Love is a Battlefield
8. Love is a Battlefield
July 21, 2016
Vincent goes incognito with a sexy operative, who Cat discovers is an assassin. Vincent must play both sides, while Cat has to convince DHS she is on their side.
Point of No Return
7. Point of No Return
July 14, 2016
With Vincent in hiding and Cat's job threatened, they must plot to bring down the people hunting beasts. Vincent tries to infiltrate a private army, while Cat hopes to get more information without being noticed at work.
Beast of Times, Worst of Times
6. Beast of Times, Worst of Times
July 7, 2016
Vincent and Cat discover there is another target on Vincent's back, which brings the gang closer together than ever. Cat and Vincent are forced on opposite sides of the law, which threatens their relationship.
It's a Wonderful Beast
5. It's a Wonderful Beast
June 30, 2016
Vincent and Cat realize they have to go into hiding now to protect Vincent. Vincent wonders if Cat would have been better off without him and gets a glimpse of her life without him.
Something's Gotta Give
4. Something's Gotta Give
June 23, 2016
While working to uncover who is after Vincent, Cat discovers she might be pregnant. A lead Vincent follows puts his life in jeopardy. Meanwhile, J.T. gets kidnapped in a case of mistaken identity.
Down for the Count
3. Down for the Count
June 16, 2016
Despite their determination to be normal newlyweds, Cat and Vincent struggle with how to overcome the danger lurking. They find themselves in the fight of their lives when their happiness becomes jeopardized.
Beast Interrupted
2. Beast Interrupted
June 9, 2016
While Cat and Vincent are on a manhunt for a black market buyer searching for beasts, they have to protect an heiress whose identity was exposed. Cat and Vincent realize what is at stake if Vincent's true identity is revealed.
Monsieur Et Madame Bete
1. Monsieur Et Madame Bete
June 2, 2016
In the fourth season premiere, Vincent and Cat's wedded bliss is cut short when they discover someone is trying to expose the identities of beasts.
Where to Watch Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast is available for streaming on the The CW website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Beauty and the Beast on demand at Amazon, Vudu and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    October 11, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (38,044)