Kristen D. Eats The World: Castle (2009)

(Originally Posted 10/6/11)

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A (sorta) Review by Kristen Dowd

I love Nathan Fillion, I really do. I don’t know why, just something about a tall guy with a great sense of humor gets me every time. I first discovered him in the film, Slither. I wasn’t overly impressed with the movie, even though it had some of my favorites in it (Michael Rooker being one), but at the very least I came away with a new crush. Fast forward a little bit, and I get around to watching Firefly (more on that in another review). Oh man, was I ever hooked after that. When I found out that he was to star in a new show on ABC, I was all over it like ugly on an ape. I figured it would just be one of those short lived things, where Fillion was the only bright spot, and I would get bored. I mean, what the hell could come close to Firefly? Well I tuned into Castle on day one, and I’m glad I stuck with it.

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It speaks for its self

Richard Castle (Fillion) is a rich playboy novelist with a teenage daughter and mother who won’t move out of his expensive penthouse. One day he’s brought in by the police for questioning when someone starts playing copy cat, using a murder from his one of his novels. Intrigued by this, Castle pulls some strings with his more powerful friends and gets to shadow Detective Kate Beckket (Stana Katic), who he plans to use as a muse for his new series of books starring “Nikki Heat“. At first, Beckett isn’t into the idea of a writer playing cop, but she starts to warm up to Castle. Soon realizing he’s useful and not a bad guy to keep around as a friend either. Not only is Fillion great, mixing comedy and drama oh so well, but there is a fantastic supporting cast.

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Since the show just kicked off it’s fourth season a few days ago, I want to avoid spoiling anything big, so I will not go further into the plot. I will just say that a lot of shit happens, a LOT of shit. The first three seasons are available on Amazon if you would like to catch up before starting season 4. Which I recommend doing, because you will be lost if you jump right in.

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