Love is put to the ultimate test in all 13 riveting Season Three episodes of this beloved drama. Determined Detective Catherine “Cat” Chandler (Kristin Kreuk, TV’s Smallville) and Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan, Top of the Lake) have been through more trials and tribulations than ordinary couples, and their passion has just grown, despite his “beastly” tendencies.

But as they attempt to plan for a future together, a scheme to turn ordinary people into superhumans threatens to create a force stronger than both of them combined.

What We Thought:

Beauty and the Beast was never a show I really kept up with. I’ve liked Kristin Kreuk since her Smallville days, but I always seemed to miss episodes of BatB and never caught up.

Watching Season 3 on DVD, the show doesn’t seem like it’s changed much, but the beginning of the season felt somewhat fresh.

Season 3 starts with Catherine and Vincent trying to live a normal life. At least normal for them. They are trying to have a normal relationship with normal jobs.

But then the Feds try to recruit Vincent, Cat gets a new partner, she has to visit her dad in jail, more is found out about Liam and Vincent even has to work with him at one point. So their plan for normalcy falls apart.

I think my biggest complaint about the show is that it’s pretty generic. You would think with a “beast” type creature (especially in earlier seasons/episodes), there would be more action mixed with drama, but the show never gets passed just being your standard drama.

It’s more soap opera than cop show. It’s a shame too because it could be decent. I don’t know if it’s the CW’s fault that keeps it at the level of The Vampire Diaries, but the show lacks any spark or fun of something like The Flash.

Beauty and the Beast isn’t a critical darling. It doesn’t even get great ratings. It has a decent social media following, but that’s about it. If you’ve seen the first two seasons, watch season three now before the final season starts in a few weeks.


Bonus Features:

  • A Day in the Life of the Writers’ Room
  • Season in Review: The Beast Strikes Again
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes

Cast & Crew:

  • Kristin Kreuk
  • Jay Ryan

Recommended If You Like:

  • The Originals
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • CW Shows

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