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Old October 20 2012, 04:59 PM   #46
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

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Haven't watched it, but here's a (silly) thought for an episode:

Place the show in-continuity with the original. The new "beast" is the son of Vincent and Catherine from the original series, all grown up. This opens the door for a Ron Perlman-as-Vincent 1.0 guest appearance.

That's about the only way I'm gonna watch an episode.
That's a good idea .
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Old October 20 2012, 11:59 PM   #47
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

I watched the first episode, but since there were two other shows I wanted to watch at the same time as the second episode, I passed on it. Looks like I'm not wasting my time.
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Old October 21 2012, 02:40 AM   #48
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

I think the show has potential.

The beast is actually a doctor who joined the Army, which turned him into a genetically modified infantryman because - um, they misread his medical degree? Heck, in the second episode it turned out that someone else was his squad's medic (must've been a neurosurgeon or a heart transplant specialist in civilian practice). Stupidity on that level is going to take some serious writing to explain away.

The focus on the "beauty" part of the title is a new twist. The genetically modified super-soldier will confront villains in the cosmetic, hair-care, and fashion industries, (along with the generally neglected cesspit of ballet and broadway theater villains) where his medical skills and super-powers won't be used at all.

I'm thinking they need to come up with some sort of alter-ego cover story for him, and given his incedible senses, I'm thinking he could work by day as a food critic for the New York Times or Daily Planet, while by night he beats up celebrity chefs who murder people with booby-trapped pastries. Then they could work in the side angle that the military is trying to kill him before he publishes Afghan curried chicken recipes.
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Old April 27 2013, 04:45 AM   #49
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

Re-fricking-newed.

The story is going to the right places BROADLY.

Boy meets girl, Boy stalks girl, Boy saves girl, girl falls in love with boy, boy and girl run from global conspiracy, second boy likes girl, global conspiracy co-opts second boy, second boy finds out about first boy, second boy tries to kill every one, second boy figures out that first boy isn't that bad, second boy sacrifices himself to save boy and girl, third boy turns up...

But minute to minute, Beauty and the Beast is just so excruciatingly painful, listening to these two emotional fuck ups talk about how impossibly in love with each other they are and how the world and law cannot get in the way of their undying emotional entanglement... I just want the bad guys to win so bad.

Here's my problem.

What I didn't find out till about episode 14.

Jay Ryan is a kiwi.

His American accent is awful, and he'd bought into a shit franchise, but that's fricking Kevin from Go Girls!!!!

Go Girls is/was Awesome, so by extension so too is Jay, but I feel so betrayed that he would invest his talent, HIDE his talent inside basically an abomination trying to drive me insane.

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Old April 27 2013, 02:41 PM   #50
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

Wow, it's still on!??!
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Old April 27 2013, 04:28 PM   #51
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

^ It's on CW, right? Smallville ran for 10 seasons and Supernatural has gone for 8...

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Old April 27 2013, 04:53 PM   #52
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

It's getting better.
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Old April 27 2013, 06:22 PM   #53
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

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The teaser looked dull. I much prefer the Linda Hamilton, Ron Perlman series. Sugary romance to be sure, but better performed than that thing now.
Ditto.
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Old April 27 2013, 10:40 PM   #54
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

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Wow, it's still on!??!
Just be glad you still don't date 17 year olds, although how old are your children, but my point is that the demographic is an emo cutter half way through puberty who then has the audaciousness to compare themselves to you when saying something like "I finally get all that shit you're into, hard science fiction like Beauty and Beast has such an edge."

It's not like you meant to strike them.

You were outside yourself.

It just happened.
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Old April 28 2013, 12:08 AM   #55
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Re: Beauty and the Beast is Awful.

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It's getting better.
Especially since the dropped the case of the week (which were horrible. the writers had no clue how to do them properly) and made it more serialized.
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