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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Been There, Done That

July 14, 2014


Episode 222: “Déjà Vu” [photos: Ben Mark Holzberg/CW] Hey there, my fellow beasties.  Any of you fans of Fight Club?  I’m still working on moving, and Brad Pitt’s line about how the things you own end up owning you is really starting to hit home.  I’m 1.5 weeks into the move, and I still have […]


July 6, 2014


Episode 221: “Operation Fake Date” [photos: Ben Mark Holzberg/CW] Operation Fake Date My family has grown to the point of largesse, so we are in the process of moving from a busting-at-the-seams residence to one with more breathing room. Things are busy, ya’ll, so this Beauty & The Beast recap needs to be a quickie. […]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Happiness Neverlasting

June 30, 2014


Episode 220: “Ever After” [photos: Ben Mark Holzberg/CW] After last week’s awesome Beauty & The Beast episode (look here; see, I loved it), I had high hopes for the remainder of the season. Unfortunately, the writers something altogether different in mind with the most recent episode “Ever After.” The episode begins with Cat peering up into […]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Revenge Best Served Cold

June 23, 2014


Episode 219: “Cold Case” [photos: Ben Mark Holzberg/CW] Beauty & The Beast’s “Cold Case”, i.e., episode 19 of season 2, is easily the best episode of the season so far. We get good story progression, a little lovin’, a mini-reunion, an important reveal, resolution of some loose story lines, and no stupidly irritating logical flaws, […]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Expect To Be Scratched

June 15, 2014


Episode 218: “Cat And Mouse” [photos: Ben Mark Holzberg/CW] Here we are, half-way through June already, and with only three episodes left (according to, plot lines should be drawing to a close. So why does it feel like plot lines are just buying time? Hung over from the previous night’s fun, JT lingers on […]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Black Chaos Comes Again

June 9, 2014


Episode 217: “Beast Is The New Black” [photos: Ben Mark Holzberg/CW] After what seems like forever, but was in reality twelve weeks, Beauty & The Beast is back on the air with another five episodes. I know there are many fans out there happy to see this show both back on the air and renewed […]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Renewed and Back On Air on June 2!

May 26, 2014


[photos: Ben Mark Holzberg/CW] Back in March, the CW announced that it was delaying the remaining season 2 episodes of Beauty and the Beast until the summer.  This was interpreted by many (including me, I’ll confess) that the CW planned to re-write/re-shoot the remainder of the season to provide closure to a surely to-be-cancelled series.  Silly rabbit, […]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Was Last Night the Last Night?

March 17, 2014


Episode 216: “About Last Night” [photos: Ben Mark Holzberg/CW] Beauty & The Beast, I have a love-hate relationship with you. You’re like a semi-bad boyfriend. Every once in a while, there are breakthrough moments wherein you realize your potential, and you just keep stringing me along. Last week’s episode “About Last Night” was one of […]


March 10, 2014


Episode 215: “Catch Me If You Can” [photos: Ben Mark Holzberg/CW] Nice to see you guys again, after a short two-week break from Beauty & The Beast. Time to mull and stew over our pulchritudinous protagonists, and their machinations. Away to it, shall we? Vincent determinedly kicks off the episode early one morning, with JT’s […]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: None But Ourselves Can Free Our Minds

February 24, 2014


Episode 214: “Redemption” [photos: Ben Mark Holzberg/CW] Episode 214 of Beauty & The Beast starts out with many beasties likely thinking they’re getting their desires played out, when Cat visits Vincent at his houseboat and they almost kiss. Alas, it’s just a dream, but it lets us have a little peek at what’s going on […]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Woe, Destruction, Ruin, and Decay

February 16, 2014


Episode 213: “Till Death” [photos: Ben Mark Holzberg/CW] In my last write-up for Beauty & The Beast, I mentioned that chess pieces are on the move, and it seems things continue along the same lines in episode 13, “Till Death.” And if the title of episode 14 (“Redemption”) tells us anything, it’ll be more of […]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Disaster Recovery

February 9, 2014


Episode 212: “Recipe for Disaster” [photos: Ben Mark Holzberg/CW] Last week’s episode of Beauty & The Beast was in interesting one, in that chess pieces have been strategically placed such that times will be a-changing. So let’s take a quick look. Tess alerts Cat that Gabe is planning on leaving the precinct. From a “real […]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Hostage to Misfortune

February 2, 2014


Episode 211: “Held Hostage” [photos: Ben Mark Holzberg/CW] I have a confession to make. Leading up to “Held Hostage,” episode 211 of Beauty & The Beast, I was kinda done. Done with the jerkiness, done with the adversity, done with the antipathy. I mean, come on, the strength of this show was the romance factor. […]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Sins of the Fathers

January 26, 2014


Episode 210: “Ancestors” [photos: Ben Mark Holzberg/CW] Beauty and the Beast continues its exasperating polarization of its two leads, as Vincent forges a dark path of smug and indifferent dickishness in the latest episode, “Ancestors.”  In an unexpected effort to further his exposure, Vincent appears on The Talk with Sharon Osbourne and Julie Chen.  This […]

Beauty & The Beast: Love Goes Kaput

January 19, 2014


Episode 209: “Don’t Die on Me” [photos: Ben Mark Holzberg/CW] Hope you all enjoyed a long winter’s rest, but Beauty and the Beast was back last week with episode nine of season two, “Don’t Die on Me,” and it’s time to get back to it.  It’s worth mentioning before we get too seriously underway: congratulations to Beauty and the Beast […]


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