Welcome to the last day of A Week of Beauty and Beast, a special blog event hosted by Bonnie at A Backwards Story and me! We thought this would be the perfect time to host an event devoted to one of our favorite fairy tales, seeing as how Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast came out in theaters on Friday! Woohoo! We’ve really loved sharing our love of this tale as old as time with you, and hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Make sure you enter to win a Beauty and the Beast themed book of your choice. And if you want to join in on the fun, link up your B&B themed posts so we can come see!
Today I’m moving away from books to talk to you about a TV show I started watching last weekend in honor of A Week of Beauty and the Beast! THIS is the reason I reviewed more children’s books than YA or adult fiction this week. I have seriously not been able to do anything but binge this show. Reading? What is reading?
Basically, this show is amazing. I’m almost done with season 2 and that means I’m almost halfway done with the show and I CAN’T DO THIS. I don’t want it to be over! Ok, so here’s the scoop:
Beauty and the Beast is very loosely inspired by CBS’s 1987 show of the same name (which I watched and loved and then hated because of the ending). Catherine is a detective with the NYPD, and Vincent is an ex-soldier who died in Afghanistan. Or did he? NOPE. He was part of a covert government experiment that was supposed to make him a super soldier through injections and cross-species DNA. The experiment went horribly wrong and the side effects (beasting out) caused the scientists to murder Vincent’s entire unit. Vincent survived, and has been in hiding ever since until the pilot episode, when he saves Catherine from being murdered. Nine years later his DNA shows up at a crime scene even though he’s supposed to be dead. Catherine gets put on the case, finds out who Vincent is, and the rest is history. This is an epic love story mixed with conspiracies, assassins, more bad guys, crime solving, and so much more. I’ve been calling it a mash-up of Person of Interest and Angel.
Vincent is pretty swoony. He’s the good kind of bad guy that is capable of ripping you to pieces but instead, captures your heart. LOVE him!
I like her! She’s got a past (Vincent might have saved her from being murdered, but he got there seconds too late to save her mom, who died right in front of her.), and she goes through a lot of changes as she learns about that past. She’s also pretty kick butt.
Then you’ve got J.T., Vincent’s best friend from childhood and scientific genius who does what he can to help, and Tess, Catherine’s awesome partner on the force and best friend. I love these two. The other supporting characters are great as well, and I love the humor they bring to the show.
SO much happens, and there’s a little something for everyone! Just when you think you know what’s going to happen, it doesn’t. I love this show, and highly recommend it to everyone I can! AND it’s on Netflix so you really have no excuse!