The hype and previews didn't live up to my expectations. Some parts were set at night and very difficult to follow. The whole show was confusing. So far as the show's name "The Beast," it seems completely alien to the show's content. Patrick Swayze is out of sorts with his typical acting choices historically, so it seems odd to see him in the role of "rogue cop." He was "okay", but I can think of a dozen actors that would have been better suited to the part.
Travis Fimmel is unfamiliar to me. I found his acting forced and other than as eye-candy, I didn't feel he really added anything to the show.