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It’s Castle Time

September 20, 2010

Fall TV shows are starting up again, and while we try not to watch too much TV, we do have a few shows we follow. One of those is Castle, and Season 3 starts tonight!

She’s a NYC homicide detective. He’s a famous mystery novelist. “Together [they] catch killers,” as the show intro explains. She’s a no-nonsense cop. He’s looking for a muse. She’s Kate Beckett. He’s Rick Castle.

As you might expect, there’s a strong romantic tension between the two leads. While technically a procedural crime drama, the show also offers lots of banter and comedic elements. But it’s really Castle’s character that makes the show—and Nathan Fillion’s exceptional portrayal.

We both loved Firefly, Serenity, and Dr. Horrible so it’s great to see Fillion getting some much-deserved mainstream attention.

I’m not usually one for cop dramas (though I appreciate good story-telling and characters no matter the vehicle) and that’s not the main draw here: it’s all about Castle and Beckett. The show also explores Castle’s relationship with his teenage daughter and his flair-for-the-dramatic mother.

Castle shares some strong elements with Bones, another show (thanks to Netflix) I’m a big fan of. I know I’m not doing the show justice with this description, so check it out for yourself (on ABC at 10/9c).

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  1. September 22, 2010 1:21 pm

    Oh Castle. Oh Beckett. Oh Nathan Fillion.

    Yes, I love this show. I was SO excited on Monday night to watch it again!

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