Beauty and the Beast: Season 1 (2012 - 2013)



Critic Consensus: A thoroughly middling romantic fantasy series, Beauty and the Beast suffers from a silly premise, mediocre writing, and bland characterization.


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Air date: Oct 11, 2012
Air date: Oct 18, 2012
Air date: Oct 25, 2012
Air date: Nov 1, 2012
Air date: Nov 8, 2012
Air date: Nov 15, 2012
Air date: Nov 29, 2012
Air date: Dec 6, 2012
Air date: Dec 13, 2012
Air date: Jan 24, 2013
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An unlikely romance blooms between a homicide detective and a man with supernatural powers in the first series of this drama. While investigating a murder case, Cat (Kristin Kreuk) stumbles upon the trail of Vincent (Jay Ryan), a mysterious ex-soldier who was thought to be dead. As the two get to know each other, Cat discovers that Vincent holds clues about her mother's death. Meanwhile, Cat must help Vincent avoid capture by the dangerous company that was responsible for his mutant transformation. Other series regulars in Series 1 include Nina Lisandrello, Max Brown, Brian White and Austin Basis.


Critic Reviews for Beauty and the Beast Season 1

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (17)

It's such a natural it's downright devilish. Or, if you will, beastly.

Oct 11, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Absent a compelling core romance, and absent a passably beast-like beast, you're left with a sodden police procedural.

Oct 11, 2012 | Full Review…
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Kreuk and Ryan keep their faces straight and their bodies hard, which is what CW shows are mostly about, and all in all, it could be a lot dumber than it is.

Oct 11, 2012 | Full Review…

It's entertaining enough.

Oct 11, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's no scene-to-scene logic, just looking and yearning and styling to sad rock music.

Oct 11, 2012 | Full Review…

Beauty and the Beast won't hurt all that much to watch, but the dialogue and plot stretches can add up to a lot of little ows.

Oct 11, 2012 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Unfortunately, the CW's take on Beauty and the Beast lacks the gothic frills of the '80s version, which gained a lot of atmosphere from the subterranean sanctuary in which the Beast lived.

Jan 10, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is a show that was mis-developed from the very first seconds and that failure of vision carried into every aspect of its production.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite the lack of promise on the beast lines, the show was fun. I finished the pilot feeling very invested in Catherine - much more than I was expecting to considering.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

This one is just plain daffy, a bland, badly-written, indifferently-acted cop drama with unconvincing supernatural overtones.

Oct 1, 2013 | Full Review…

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