The CW re-boot of the classic (and awesome) 80’s Linda Hamilton/Ron Perlman tv series hits UK screens tonight (Wednesday) at 9pm on Watch. Starring Lana from Smallville as homicide detective (really?) Catherine, the show brings with it a fair amount of baggage in the form of derisory reviews and a leading man, Jay Ryan, who may be great, I don’t know, but looks less like a Beast than I do.
That scar is fooling nobody, y’all.
In fairness, there does seem to be a suggestion that, regardless of attractively-drawn scar on CW-standard handsome visage, much of Mr Beast’s, er, beastliness is attributable to his inner “monster” rather than his outer face. Which, on one view, might be a revolutionary twist on the time-honoured maxim that “beauty’s only skin deep’ but, on another view, might just be stupid. I guess we’ll see.
Regardless of the precise location of the beastliness, though, the show does look like it’s going to be embarrassingly bad, but embarrassingly bad in the kind of way I’ve been known to enjoy: all angsty, gorgeous people, trapped in breathless love triangles, throwing each other brooding, desire-filled gazes, worrying their pretty little heads about whatever is trying to kill them/break them up/make them do their homework…. I think we all know I love this type of rubbish, so I’ll be giving it a go at least. And maybe loathing myself afterwards, but I’ll let you know….