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"But don't leave town."

You know how everyone is always talking about Castle and how it's such a great show?  Okay, maybe you don't, but a lot of my friends/family have been talking about it, and I know there a few of you on my f-list who watch the show regularly, so I decided to check it out.  I'd seen a couple of episodes in the past, and I thought the premise seemed interesting -- a writer shadowing a detective so he can base a character in his next novel on her -- but I never really got into the series, mostly due to real life stuff that kept me away from the TV last year.  Well, I have a little free time for the next month, so I decided to finally sit down and watch the first two seasons.  I finished season one last night, and I absolutely loved it!

The writing is decent (it's no Sorkin-era West Wing, but really, what show is?), and I appreciate the witty banter between Castle and Beckett. I love that Beckett always has a snarky comment in response to everything Castle says.  Yeah, I can tell already that I'm totally going to ship them, but I think I can do so without too much stress on my part.  The writers know they have a good thing going with all the UST between Beckett and Castle, but they're not stupid enough to try to put them together this early in the series.  Which means I can sit back and enjoy their interactions without freaking out about "will they or won't they" right now.

All the actors are great, as well. I don't watch a lot of sci-fi, so I've never seen Nathan Fillion in Firefly.  In fact, I'm pretty sure the only other thing I've seen him in is the wonderful movie Waitress (written and directed by the late Adrienne Shelly).  Wait, scratch that, I just checked IMDb...he was also in Saving Private Ryan.  Anyway, he's completely fabulous as Castle -- the perfect mix of smarmy and adorable!

I also like Stana Katic as Kate Beckett.  She makes a great tough female cop, but she also successfully manages to balance Beckett's strength with her vulnerability.  And I cannot say enough about Molly C. Quinn as Castle's daughter Alexis!  She is absolutely adorable!  The casting director hit a goldmine with that girl...she's just the cutest thing ever.  I like that fact that Alexis is about 10 times more mature than her father. Susan Sullivan is also wonderful as Castle's mom (Remember her from Dharma & Greg?).  She does washed up stage actress very well.

I'm hoping to start season two tonight (Thanks, Amazon Video-on-Demand!), and I'll post a few more thoughts on the series once I'm finished watching.


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Jul. 29th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thanks for the welcome! I'm excited about starting season two...I'm going to watch 2.1 as soon as I finish dinner tonight.

Go look at my last journal entry... you'll die laughing.

That was one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time! It was probably even more hilarious for people who were actually there at Comic Con since they were able to see the rest of the cast's reactions to the reading. :-)
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Jul. 30th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
I watched FOUR episodes of season two last night...at this rate, I may be finished with the season by Monday! I cannot get enough.

I'll have to go on a YouTube expedition later to see some different angles...I just know Jon Huertas looked like he was enjoying it whenever he was in the frame.

Since EVERYONE is telling me to watch Firefly, I guess I have no choice! ;-)
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Aug. 1st, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
I've got about 7 episodes left to watch from season two(just finished the serial killer two-parter...Wow!!!).

IF you want, let me know and I'll link you to some of my favourites on YouTube.

Aw, thanks! That would be awesome!
Jul. 30th, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
Yay! I love, love, love, Castle!

Also, if you like Nathan Fillion, you really should check him out in Firefly (you get to see a lot of him, if you know what I mean). Also, check out Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog....he sings. :)
Jul. 30th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
I'm really enjoying it so far! Lots of people have suggested I watch Firefly, so I'll definitely check it out. :-)
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