Castle

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Monday 10:00 PM on ABC Premiered Mar 09, 2009 Between Seasons

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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 7 finale brought hopes to the series

    5.5
    I totally agree that the show from the sixth season has been loosing its charm but this season 7 finale has brought big hopes to me.

    Despite the necessary thriller part even though few parts of the mystery mask might sound like a child's play. But the dialogues by the end of the season finale was really great. I personally think that its a good start for the show to get back into its track. But I really didnt see the time travelers words coming true.



    And in the end like Javier asked ,it still a question for us as well that in the nxt season whether we will hav the couple to solve the homicide or political corruptions, and if Beckett is gonna get busy in her campaign then we might not have

    1. the caskett moments or

    2. we might not have the crime mystery killer finding moments.



    But still I have hope on the writers of Castle.



    Im sure that even the Castle crew understood that the show is loosing its charm, as a result I could see the star cast a bit overacting in the last episode. I think this is because of the pressure which they might have faced through the TRPs.



    As I am still a die hard fan of Castle's first few seasons I am hoping for the best in the future episodes in season 8.

    . Castle chose his ruggedly handsome smiling giant picture which was selected by Beckett :Dmoreless
  • Tie in to Time Traveler episode from last season

    9.5
    In season 6 there was an episode with a man claiming to be a time traveler from the future. He told Castle and Beckett that in the future they would be married, have 3 children, he would be a literary writer, and she would be a senator. Nice way to tie that in to this season finale!!
  • Suggestions for future story lines...

    1.0
    May 11, 2015



    I taped last weeks episode just in case I had a change of heart and wanted to watch it.. something I haven't done in quite a while with Castle. A few minutes into it was enough to recall why I stopped watching. A once excellent show, a rarity for TV, is irrevocably mediocre. I'd rather bite into aluminum foil than watch another episode.



    Kate has gone from being a tough, street smart detective with a sharp wit and a devilish, playful wry sense of humor to a fuzzy, mushy, cornball, super model turned debutante cop. This is the same person who dedicated her life to finding justice for her mother?



    Gag me with a pitchfork!



    What an awful turnaround and insult to what once was a great legacy.



    I won't waste any words on Castle. His character is beyond pathetic. The only TV he's worthy of doing is a commercial for some diet program.



    Over and out forever. This show sucks.









    January 14, 2015.



    I give up. I quit. Fillion's overacting has turned Castle into an affectatious buffoon, and Katic's syrupy, gag me with sweetness, has turned Becket into a pom pom girl.



    Can anyone say Moonlighting? Heck, at this point, I'd swop.



    I used to love this show primarily for the characters. The story lines were okay, but nothing extraordinary. Now I despise it for the same reason. Go away.



    This show couldn't rate a 10 even if it was graded on a curve. Pathetic and sad.















    December 9, 2014



    Unicorns, pookas, leprechauns, Peter Pan, Snow White & the 3 dwarfs...



    I got it! Lanie finds a strand of Captain Montgomery's hair and clones him.



    From the sublime to the ridiculous. Each episode, my eye cue drops by 20 points, which probably explains why I still watch. We'll see which one runs out first.



    ***

























    November 10, 2014



    If I was at the theater, I would have walked out. As it was I was home, so I had to settle for the kitchen. It's the room farthest away from my TV. Had I stayed a moment longer watching, I would have been minus one TV right now, after it made its way out the window to the ground three flights below.



    This is what we've waited seven years for? As bad and disappointing as the episode was, of greater disappointment was that the cast actually agreed to participate in such a lame insult to one of the most loyal fan bases ever.



    Maybe for the next episode they can reincarnate Derrick Storm from the dead. At this point, I'll believe anything. And while we're on the subject of death, I think it's time to do a mercy killing of Castle. It's already beginning to smell like carrion.



    Seeing as Zero isn't offered as a rating option, I'll amend it here. Zeroooooooooooooooo.



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    Everything has a shelf life. Some longer than others. Some things go naturally, some from neglect and some because their purpose for being has ceased. Has Castle passed its peak?



    A real sign that something has gone stale is when it takes a strained effort to do what once came naturally. This show prided itself on it's wonderful blend of contrasts, the heavy with the light, the serious with the humorous, the ridiculous with the sublime. They pointed, and rightfully so, to past movies such as "My Girl Friday" as being some of the show's sources for creative inspiration. Contrast and point/counterpoint can be very powerful devices in the creative arts, be it writing, music, painting, sculpture, architecture, acting.



    However, how successful contrast works is due greatly to the strength and appropriateness of the juxtaposition each side provides the other. A yin yang kind of thing if you will.



    The comical side to Castle worked because of how well the serious side played off of it. It was an intelligent brand of humor, that knew how far to stretch and push the artistic envelope before becoming silly, absurd and irrelevant. There was always an element of plausibility that made the show's contrasts work exceedingly well. Now they don't work at all.



    There's obviously an ever widening disparity in fan's ratings, which typically doesn't bode well. Number 1 used to mean something different. There should be no confusion what it means here.

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  • Renewed? Yes! Refreshed? We'll see

    7.5
    I have been a Castle fan since day 1, but I have to admit that the last few seasons have not really been 'must see' television. The show often sits on my DVR for weeks before I get around to watching it. However, I am glad that they renewed it for another season and I have some hope. Since the show runner is not returning, perhaps new blood will bring back some of the magic and whimsy that made this show great. What ever happened to the first couple seasons when Castle had a connection to everybody (used his influence in the pilot to speed up forensics, got a judge to sign off on a search warrant, etc) ? Maybe the new show runner will also remember that Castle IS a celebrity and a fabulously rich one. Nobody ever seems to recognize Castle in the last few seasons and as he has been one of New York's top ten eligible bachelors for several years (prior to his marriage of course), he should really be recognizable nearly everywhere he goes. I don't mind Beckett and Castle being married as they seem to make it work for the show (unlike Bones, which I just stopped watching all together). I just hope that they either breathe fresh life into the show or they end it next season.moreless
  • I think 'meh' sums it up.

    5.0
    I was a late comer to Castle. Watched the first 4 or so seasons back to back and at first I was really hooked, loved the style of the show and I've always been a Fillion fan. However, recent seasons just don't seem to be able to hold my interest. I can't even put my finger on it exactly. Perhaps its the lack of a real direction, typical of this kind of show, with the main ongoing plot initially being the romance of the leads. But since that's moot (dare I say repetitive) now it's just turned into a week by week yawn fest. I still like the characters, just isn't a real reason to watch them and hasn't been for a while.moreless
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    Love & Romance, Murder & Mayhem, Detectives, facing danger, Legal