Perhaps all that bad press from critics got people interested in The CW's "Beauty and the Beast." Viewers got it trending on Twitter, though that's not necessarily an indication that they liked it. The remake of the classic '80s series starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman features a beast who's more like a Jekyll and Hyde than the cat-like monster Perlman played.
In fact, the entire premise was changed up. In this world, Catherine is a detective, played by Kristin Kreuk, while Jay Ryan takes on the role of Vincent. Rather than wearing heavy prosthetics and makeup, this Vincent has a scar on one side of his face. He does, however, "beast" out as a result of military experiments.
After Vincent saved Catherine, the two found themselves crossing paths again, and immediately became drawn to one another. Or, as Catherine said at the end, maybe they're going to save one another. Perhaps that was one of the lines that led E! Online to call "Beauty and the Beast" unintentionally hilarious.
Will you keep tuning in to "Beauty and the Beast," Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW?
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