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Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)

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Original title
Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
Running time
60 min.
United States United States
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Ron Koslow, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, George R.R. Martin, P.K. Simonds, Virginia Aldridge, Linda Campanelli, M.M. Shelly Moore, David E. Peckinpah, Andrew Laskos
Don Davis, Lee Holdridge, William Ross
Stevan Larner, Roy H. Wagner, Bradford May, Frank Beascoechea
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Witt/Thomas Productions / Republic Pictures
TV Series. Romance. Fantasy. Drama | Fairy Tales / Fables
Synopsis / Plot
Creator Ron Koslow's updated version of the fairytale has a double focus: the relationship between Vincent,(a mythic, noble man-beast) and his Catherine (a savvy assistant DA in New York); and a secret Utopian community of social outcasts living in a wondrous world beneath the city a sanctuary where Vincent is protected and loved. Through an emotional bond connecting Vincent to Catherine, he is able to sense the dangers her job brings her, and he comes to be her protector as well as the man she loves beyond all measure. The series follows the developing relationship between these two 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, however, this "beast" does not transform into society's idea of beauty after gaining the love of Catherine. Rather...
1991: Emmy: Nominated for Best Make-up
1990: Emmy: Best Music. 3 Nominations
1989: Emmy: 2 Awards. 8 Nominations, Including Best Drama Series
1988: Emmy: 3 Awards. 12 Nominations, Including Best Drama Series
1988: Golden Globes: Best Drama Actor (Ron Perlman). 3 Nominations
1987: Golden Globes: Nom. for Best Drama Series & Actress (Linda Hamilton)
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