Castle (2009– )

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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

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 Richard Castle / ... (148 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Kate Beckett / ... (148 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Alexis Castle / ... (148 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Martha Rodgers / ... (147 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Javier Esposito / ... (147 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Kevin Ryan / ... (147 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Lanie Parish / ... (147 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Captain Victoria Gates (89 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Captain Roy Montgomery (60 episodes, 2009-2014)
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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes. A "guy's guy", he proves popular with the male team members, but immediately offends the sensibilities of the team leader, Detective Kate Beckett. Though she'll never admit it, he slowly wins her over with his innovative approach to crime solving. He brings to the table skills the others don't have: contacts in Manhattan high society, free-form creative thinking, and years of developing believable fictional characters that have inadvertently molded him into a natural criminal profiler. But life is not all crime fighting adventure for this wealthy playboy: his relationship with Beckett becomes even more strained when he unveils a new series of detective novels featuring a racy character based on her, and his home life is dominated by his mother (a fading ... Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

Most people notice the prominent in-jokes/references to Nathan Fillion's previous TV series Firefly (2002) however, there is another, lesser known recurring reference: Whenever the subject of comic books comes up, Beckett expresses an admiration for the works of comic book writer/artist Frank Miller. This is most likely a subtle recurring in-joke/reference to the fact that Stana Katic, who plays Beckett, previously appeared in Frank Miller's directorial debut The Spirit (2008). See more »

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[repeated season 2 episode open]
Richard Castle: [v.o] There are two kinds of folks who sit around thinking about how to kill people: psychopaths and mystery writers. I'm the kind that pays better. Who am I?
Richard Castle: I'm Rick Castle.
Richard Castle: Castle.
Richard Castle: Castle.
Richard Castle: I really am ruggedly handsome, aren't I?
Richard Castle: [v.o] Every writer needs inspiration, and I found mine.
Kate Beckett: Detective Kate Beckett.
Kate Beckett: Beckett.
Kate Beckett: Beckett.
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Excellent start!
10 March 2009 | by (Bozeman, MT) – See all my reviews

I fully enjoyed the pilot episode of Castle. Nathan and Stana have great chemistry, with him providing a ton of comedy as the crime fiction author to her straight laced cop. Castle is an engaging hero with a surprising amount of support from the characters around him, especially with his daughter and his mother.

I find the premise has tons of promise as the series progresses, both with the types of plots that can come from Castle's novels and with his romantic interests. The idea that a series of murders can be copied into real life seems a bit trite, but the execution was far better than I expected. The fact that Castle can keep up with Detective Beckett as far as crime scene analysis and motives is smart, but also a great source of comedy. Beckett's apparent infatuation with Castle's book series not only suggest that she's a potential love interest, but hints at a lot of character subtlety that has yet to come.

If crime drama crosses with romantic comedy sounds at all for you, then you should definitely watch and support Castle.


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