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      Season 1 – Beauty and the Beast

      1987 Drama Fantasy Romance List
      Reviews 91% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score District attorney Catherine Chandler, after being attacked and left for dead, is rescued by a half-man/half-beast named Vincent who lives in secret caves and tunnels beneath New York City. When Catherine returns to the surface to resume her life, she and Vincent are not only in love, but share a powerful psychic bond that enables Vincent to sense whenever Catherine is in danger. The plotlines revolve around Catherine getting in danger and the dashing and powerful Vincent coming to her rescue. Read More Read Less

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Sep 25, 1987 Once Upon a Time in the City of New York Catherine Chandler is attacked and left to die, but her life is saved by a mysterious man-beast who lives in a subterranean world. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 2, 1987 Terrible Savior Catherine fears that Vincent might be the animalistic vigilante who is killing thugs on the New York subway system. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 9, 1987 Siege Catherine falls in love with a powerful man; Vincent comes to the aid of elderly apartment residents being terrorized by thugs. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 16, 1987 No Way Down Catherine's search for a witness leads her into a gang war; Vincent must come to her rescue. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 30, 1987 Masques An Irish novelist's (Caitlin O'Heany) visit brings admiring Vincent to the street, but her enemies endanger Catherine. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 6, 1987 The Beast Within A former "tunnel kid" (Asher Brauner) who is now a waterfront racketeer poses a threat to Catherine's life. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 13, 1987 Nor Iron Bars a Cage Vincent falls into the hands of an anthropologist who imprisons him for examination in a university lab. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 20, 1987 Song of Orpheus Vincent and Catherine search for Father, who has returned to the surface world for the first time in 30 years. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 27, 1987 Dark Spirit Catherine becomes the target of a voodoo sorcerer as she investigates the bizarre murder of a wealthy businessman. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 4, 1987 A Children's Story Catherine investigates a respected children's home after information from Vincent indicates foul play. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 18, 1987 An Impossible Silence A hearing-impaired girl from the Tunnel World is the sole witness to the murder of a police officer, but her testimony could jeopardize her life. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 8, 1988 Shades of Grey Vincent and Father are trapped underground when they try to rescue a group of children playing in an unsafe section of the tunnels. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 15, 1988 China Moon An arranged marriage and a tong war threaten the love of a Chinatown couple (Rosalind Chao, Dennis Dun). Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 22, 1988 The Alchemist Catherine and Vincent search for the dealer of a deadly hallucinogenic drug grown in the Tunnel World. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 5, 1988 Temptation Joe Maxwell's current romantic involvement puts a damper on the celebration marking the anniversary of Catherine and Vincent's first meeting. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 12, 1988 Promises of Someday Catherine gets a new co-worker at the D.A.'s office and soon discovers that he has a connection to the Tunnel World. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 19, 1988 Down to a Sunless Sea When Catherine learns that an old flame is terminally ill, Vincent fears that her love for him may be rekindled. Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 26, 1988 Fever The discovery of a lost pirate's treasure brings greed and jealousy to the Tunnel World, as well as danger to Catherine. Details Episode 19 Aired Mar 4, 1988 Everything Is Everything Catherine puts her anger toward a Gypsy thief aside when she learns that he is the victim of an injustice. Details Episode 20 Aired Mar 18, 1988 To Reign in Hell Father's evil former partner tries to rule the tunnel world by kidnaping Catherine and destroying Vincent. Details Episode 21 Aired Apr 1, 1988 Ozymandias Entrepreneur Elliot Burch's planned construction of a skyscraper threatens to expose and destroy the Tunnel World. Details Episode 22 Aired Apr 8, 1988 A Happy Life The 20th anniversary of her mother's death causes an emotional Catherine to question her relationship with Vincent. Details Next
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      Previous Richard Zoglin TIME Magazine The first episode had some inept action sequences and could have used more fanciful detail. But there are nice lyrical touches, and the show may have hit on something. Nov 19, 2019 Full Review John J. O'Connor New York Times The production is ingenious, contrasting sharp, realistic shots of the city above with soft, otherworldly depictions of the ''forgotten place'' below. And the details are worked out nicely. Nov 19, 2019 Full Review Alan Bunce Christian Science Monitor The show is a marriage of classic fairy tale - with its psychological allegory - and TV police adventure. Add strong doses of "Phantom of the Opera'' and you have a combination of the absurd and the insightfully different. Nov 19, 2019 Full Review Next
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      Previous Audience Member I thought it was great,would recommend. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Thomas J. Wright, Christopher Leitch, Alan Cooke, Victor Lobl, Paul Lynch, Richard Franklin, Gus Trikonis
      Screenwriter
      George R.R. Martin, David Peckinpah, Ron Koslow, James Crocker, Ron Perlman, Cynthia Benjamin, Virginia Aldridge, Andrew Laskos, B.F. Barnett, Robin Bernheim, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Richard Setlowe
      Network
      CBS
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Drama, Fantasy, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 25, 1987
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