Beauty and the Beast: Season 1 (1987 - 1988)

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Air date: Sep 25, 1987

This made-for-television movie was the pilot for the series Beauty and the Beast. An attorney (Linda Hamilton) in New York City has her life saved by a huge, deformed but gentle man-beast named Vincent (Ron Perlman). Vincent, not wishing to live among "normal" people, lives in the underground tunnels beneath the city. Against their better judgment, the two start falling in love with each other.

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Air date: Oct 2, 1987

A beast-like vigilante is killing subway criminals and Cathy suspects Vincent (Ron Perlman). Father: Roy Dotrice. Jason Walker: Dorian Harewood. Mrs. Dalby: Tracee Lyles. Suki: Iilana B'tiste. Red: Anthony Peck.

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Air date: Oct 9, 1987

Vincent's heart begins to break when Catherine gets involved with a wealthy bachelor until the case she's on starts to bend cupid's arrow. Vincent: Ron Perlman. Micha Langer: Albert Hague. Mundy: Louis Giambalvo.

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Air date: Oct 16, 1987

Vincent is wounded and trapped above ground when Catherine (Linda Hamilton) is caught in a cross-fire during a gang war. Chris: Chris Nash. Howie: Tony Longo. Lucy: Nancy Lenehan. Shake: Merritt Butrick.

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Air date: Oct 30, 1987

Vincent slips into a masquerade fund-raiser for an Irish peace activist with plenty of enemies---some of whom are hiding behind masks. Charles Chandler: John McMartin. McPhee: Gerry Gibson. Donald: Eric Pierpoint.

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Air date: Nov 6, 1987

A childhood friend (Asher Brauner) of Vincent's is released from prison, and Cathy (Linda Hamilton) looks into his dealings, unaware that his lust for power endangers her life. Sweeney: Stan Kamber. De Corsia: Michael Pniewski. Vincent: Ron Perlman. Father: Roy Dotrice.

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Air date: Nov 13, 1987

Catherine agonizes over a plum job offer in another state---until two ambitious anthropologists capture Vincent (Ron Perlman). Hughes: Michael Ensign. Gould: Christian Clemenson.

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Air date: Nov 20, 1987

An ad in the personals column summons Father above ground, where he walks into a Kafkaesque nightmare and is arrested for murder. Margaret: Diana Douglas. Dutton: Paul Gleason. Taft: Robert Symonds. Catherine: Linda Hamilton.

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Air date: Nov 27, 1987

Voodoo artists cast a killing spell on members of the business community, drawing Catherine into their black magic and turning her against Vincent. Lindsay: Diana Barton. Ross: Cliff De Young. Narcissa: Beah Richards. Vincent: Ron Perlman.

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Air date: Dec 4, 1987

Foster children are disappearing and, when one of the tunnel kids witnesses the abuse of a young runaway, Vincent calls on Catherine to investigate. Ron Perlman, Linda Hamilton. Richard Barnes: Richard Herd. Naj: Richard Portnow. Kipper: Cory Danziger. Father: Roy Dotrice.

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Critic Reviews for Beauty and the Beast Season 1

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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…

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…

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…

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