Thank you Castle! Thank you so, so much for "Disciple." Seriously, it's like the writers took everything that I've been asking for in these reviews and handed them to us on a silver platter. Well, just about everything. There are still improvements this show could make. But wow, did it make so many of those last night. I'll certainly be talking about each and every one of the marvelous aspects of this episode, but first let's break it down.
The opening of "Disciple" fit nicely into the classic Discovery Category of Castle beginnings. In a scene that played out in front of us, a body was discovered in a rather specific atmosphere. There were no suspects hanging out next to bodies or running from crime scenes, but rather a security guard was making his rounds when he found what looked like a woman standing in a ...Read more
If I had to classify "A Murder is Forever," I'd say that it was an average Castle episode. Mostly this is because Season 6 has featured a lot of firsts for the series, what with creating the brand new world of the AG's investigative team in Washington D.C., having an episode in which the supernatural solution was the official/more believable explanation, and having an episode which featured a non Fab Four main character. In comparison to these very memorable episodes, this week's episode seems fated to fade into obscurity. Don't get me wrong; I'm not saying that "A Murder is Forever," was a bad episode. Far from it. It was enjoyable, entertaining, and utilized the standard Castle formula in a refreshingly new way (something which I'll discuss in greater detail later). But there was no big time travel reveal, Castle and Alexis ...Read more
Early on, "Like Father, Like Daughter" reminded me of two things about Castle. The first is that this show can be very good when it wants to be. And the second is that this show is very cruel towards half of its "main characters." This episode was unusual for the show, in that someone other than Castle, Beckett, Ryan, or Esposito, was the central character. For the first time since she was kidnapped (and not even then), this episode was all about Alexis. And unlike previous episodes that have "featured" a character (like when we learned that Gates is into highly collectible dolls), Alexis truly was front and center last night, all but stealing her father's spotlight, and certainly stealing Beckett's. Not since we learned that Ryan used to be an undercover cop has an episode featured a non-Caskett character so completely, and never has this happened to ...Read more
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-14moreless