Monday 10:00 PM on ABC Premiered Mar 09, 2009 In Season



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Meet Richard Castle, a successful murder-mystery writer who just killed off his main character. It seems one of his fans liked his books just a bit too much when a copycat murderer started running around killing people as described in Castle's books. After being questioned by the police Richard joins forces with Detective Kate Beckett to solve this case. The two become 'partners' and begin working together to solve other murders in New York City along with other detectives Javier Esposito, Kevin Ryan and Captain Roy Montgomery, later Captain Victoria Gates. They also work with medical examiner Lanie Parish. Richard's family includes his mother Martha Rodgers, who was a Broadway diva and his daughter Alexis. The show is produced by ABC Studios and Beacon Television. ABC debuted the show on March 9, 2009. Castle was given a 10 episode order for the first season and was renewed for a full second, third season and fourth season. Parental TV Rating: TV-14

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    • Castle Season 8/9

      I found the episode very interesting... together, but not together! A real genus most have thought this one up! I do love that the romance is back. However, could we please let them be married! There is enough drama right there, in addition to their personal lives for three more seasons. This relationship is an essential part of who these character are - a corner stone so to speak, along with the crime. By-the-way who ever heard of "gal pals", not hanging out and/ or talking over the craziness of relationships and/ or marriage! I enjoyed seeing Martha and Kate's "Gal Pal," which there should be more interaction, friends have conflicts lets see some. Over-all I enjoyed 8/9; the Ryan and Espo's "You get the kids" to Kate was a cutie. There is a great deal of life left in this show for sure, if someone would just keep the writers out of the twilight zone. Castle is classified as a "crime drama" let it be a crime drama, the very nature of fighting crimes is complex and filled with emotional complexities with human interaction. Love, humor, and danger add to that chemistry; along with transitions, family challenges of members in and out of the station is more than enough drama. I would like to see more complex crimes solved in story lines, and more emotional complexities from all the characters - after all you have gathered some of the best talent out there, let's see their craft shine - stop hiding it, please. . Castle is by nature cast as a romantic guy, why not develop that aspect in a more mature way, now that he is married to Kate... "Let's have sex," sound so sophomorest what are they in high school, college kids to better than that - come one!moreless
    • Love it

      I am into crime solving tv shows but I don't like all the drama. I love watching Castle, it's is hilarious. Plus Nathan Fillion is genius! I really hope that more people would watch and like it, so that there would be more seasons.
    • From a former devout fan.

      Awful would be an improvement. Stupid would be an achievment. Pathetic would be a compliment. From bad to worse would be optimistic. Acting and writing are nowhere to be found.

      The one positive is that the end is mercifully near.

      This used to be my favorite show. Now I'd rather bite into aluminum foil than watch another episode. Time to sleep with the fish.

    • How to save Castle, make it must see again, and gain about 3 million viewers

      Sound like I'm not in touch with reality? Wrong!! ABC has right in front of them a way to correct a wrong that is still flying around the message boards. Use the Kevin Ryan character as the link pin to this solution. This solution can also grant Stana Katic her wish of not being on every episode without hurting Castle's ratings. Face it Castle fans unless something happens quickly, Castle is done for. But, there is an obvious answer that rights a wrong that was committed by TNT and flips Castle into a renewed show with renewed energy. Normally at this point, the network lets the show die. All research I have done says Castle comes back gaining 3.1 million viewers and gets renewed if they can catch this one trick that ABC already has under their control.

      What is it? I am a part time writer and I will reveal more if anyone from ABC/Castle gets in touch with me. This is not a joke or wishful thinking. There is a way to make Castle must see again and it will not cost any money to try because ABC already owns the rights to the solution.

      Fans of Castle want Castle and Becket together. The show could take a few episodes without Kate if the viewers believe Castle and Becket are together and what she got herself into has put her into semi hiding. There is an unresolved ABC show that left the characters dangling without a proper ending. The show should have been renewed. This cancelled show is the key to the

      Castle turn around. The cancelled show also was left in the same way that Castle is at now. By using the characters from this cancelled show, viewers of the other show will start watching Castle. There were more than 3.1 million viewers, but the best I could figure is that is the number that will jump to Castle if these characters merge into Castle.

      My rating used to be a 10.0. The show isn't slipping because Castle and Beckett got married. The show is slipping because the two main characters are being kept apart.

      Written 2 weeks later

      Since no one contacted me, I'll spill the beans. The TV Show I am talking about is Perception. There are still people posting about the unfair treatment of that show by TNT. In Castle you have Kevin Ryan and in Perception you have Donnie Ryan. Make them cousins and have all of the unresolved Perception cliff hangers work their way into Castle. Perception left us dangling so bad I don't want to get involved with another TNT show that could leave everyone hanging. ABC owns the rights to Perception. They could correct two wrongs by doing this properly. TV can be such a wasteland!moreless
    • Mr & Mrs Castle

      I guess the writers and actors know it's not being renewed because the last 8 min were the quickie let's wrap this up approach. Awful writing and awful acting. Good plot development up til then, but then ooops let's get them together so we can end this the way the fans want. Becketts acting was so shallow, okay I'm sorry, Castle was okay I accept, let's have sex. It could have been down so much better. I am a hopeless romantic fan and want them together, but with a little realism please.moreless

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    Comedy, Drama, Suspense


    Love & Romance, Murder & Mayhem, Detectives, facing danger, Legal