Once upon a time in a far away land, there was a cruel and uncaring lord. There was a good witch who wanted to teach him a lesson. There was a curse and there was a beast. 650 years later, an innocent California girl found herself imprisoned by said beast. The witch had a sister who may or may not be evil and may or may not be relevant to the story. A warlock was also involved, but no one really knows where he comes in either. There was plenty of trust and betrayal, fear and courage, unlikely friendships and maybe even love. And you thought you knew the story of Beauty and the Beast.