Castle (2009– )

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Crime | Drama
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 81,922 users  
Reviews: 108 user | 46 critic

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.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch now

At Amazon Instant Video

 

See all 4 watching options

 
 
DVD/Blu
 
Thu Apr. 24
X

Airing soon on TV

Little Girl Lost (S1, Ep9)

Thu Apr. 24, 4:00 PM TNT (108)

A Death in the Family (S1, Ep10)

Thu Apr. 24, 5:00 PM TNT (108)

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 24 Jul 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 04 Oct 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 24 Oct 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Castle" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Castle (2009– )

Castle (2009– ) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Castle.

User Polls

Next Episode

Law & Boarder (S6, Ep21)


Episodes

Season:

6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

Year:

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 14 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series 2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston.

Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Bruce McGill
The Good Wife (TV Series 2009)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles
Life I (2007–2009)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A former police officer returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years.

Stars: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Adam Arkin
Veronica Mars (2004–2007)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

After her best friend is murdered and her father is removed as county sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring
Hustle (TV Series 2004)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings.

Stars: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis
Banshee (TV Series 2013)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-con and master thief assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff where he continues his criminal activities. His past seems to haunt him by those he betrayed... See full summary »

Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen
Crossing Jordan (2001–2007)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A "sexy, brilliant" Boston medical examiner... Despite a checkered career, Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh goes above and beyond to solve cases.

Stars: Jill Hennessy, Miguel Ferrer, Ravi Kapoor
Sherlock (TV Series 2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs
Shark (2006–2008)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Title character Sebastian Stark is an L.A. hot-shot lawyer, who leaves his lucrative career as defender of rich criminals to join the public prosecution under the District Attorney (D.A.), ... See full summary »

Stars: James Woods, Danielle Panabaker, Sophina Brown
The Closer (2005–2012)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases.

Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds
Life on Mars (2006–2007)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler (Simm) wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.

Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White
Midsomer Murders (TV Series 1997)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A veteran DCI and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Richard Castle / ... (128 episodes, 2009-2014)
...
 Kate Beckett / ... (128 episodes, 2009-2014)
...
 Martha Rodgers / ... (128 episodes, 2009-2014)
...
 Javier Esposito / ... (128 episodes, 2009-2014)
...
 Alexis Castle / ... (128 episodes, 2009-2014)
...
 Kevin Ryan / ... (128 episodes, 2009-2014)
...
 Lanie Parish / ... (128 episodes, 2009-2014)
...
 Captain Victoria Gates / ... (70 episodes, 2011-2014)
...
 Captain Roy Montgomery (59 episodes, 2009-2013)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Solving murder has never been so much fun See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Castle  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the recurring intro Castle compares his and Beckett's relationship to "Turner & Hooch". Scott Paulin, who plays Jim Beckett (Kate Beckett's father) plays a role in "Turner & Hooch". See more »

Quotes

[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.
[...]
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.115 (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Fillion is "King" Of This CASTLE...
26 March 2009 | by (Arlington, VA.) – See all my reviews

Oh, yeah, we've seen this one before....Irresistible-force-meets-immovable object. Opposites attract. Oil and water. Fire and ice...you know the drill. The problem is that when you have a pairing that mixes snappy patter and grudgingly mutual admiration with just a touch of sexual tension, the recipe is only going to be as good as the charisma of the two leads involved, whether it's a sitcom, dramedy or police procedural.

CASTLE wants to be a mix of all three, and fortunately one of the most valuable weapons in its arsenal is the rakish charm of its featured lead actor, former FIREFLY star Nathan Fillion. I can count the number of actors on one hand who can pull off the "charming rascal" vibe in a way that never gets old, and Nathan can do those guys in his sleep. (And probably has.)

But he also knows how to modulate them as the occasion warrants, and where in his former role as Captain Mal Reynolds he could definitely play the bad-ass card when needed, here as womanizing bad-boy, party animal and bestselling novelist Rick Castle, he's a whole lot less serious. Bored with the cop character who has been his bread-and-butter for a string of chart-busting crime thrillers, Rick has decided in his latest tome to blow his hero's brains out, thus making a continuance of the series a little difficult to say the least. It wouldn't be a problem if the laid-back Lothario weren't suddenly faced with a major case of writer's block. But inspiration is coming in the most fortuitous if unlikely of ways.

A serial killer has decided to rehash some of the more gruesome deaths from Castle's earlier novels, and it's up to the very attractive (of course!) and no-nonsense detective Kate Beckett (newcomer Stana Katic) to crack the case...which of course will require the assistance of a certain writer of whose books Detective Beckett is a closet fan. But a fan of smart-alecky guys who like to make very unsubtle passes at her? Not so much. Let the games and one-upmanship begin!

At first blush, you could easily accuse CASTLE of trying too hard, especially since matched with the seasoned experience of Fillion, the jury was out on Katic's ability to keep up with him in the first few episodes (at least it was for me.) And to enhance its credibility, the pilot even threw in some heavy hitters in guest cameos - James Patterson, no stranger himself to the crime fiction genre, and Stephen J. Cannell, who used to crank out pilots for series just like CASTLE over breakfast.

But creator Andrew Marlowe left nothing to chance with this one, knowing full well that no matter how great a character is, he's nothing without a good backstory and some fascinating support players. Here these come in the form of Rick Castle's teenage daughter, Alexis (Molly C. Quinn), whom of course is the real 'adult' in their relationship - probably her way of rebelling against her lovable father who nevertheless lives the lifestyle of a guy half his age, and their temporary roommate who also happens to be his mother, former stage and screen star Martha Rodgers (Susan Sullivan in a turn that makes Shirley MacLaine in POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE look like a dowdy matron). Once you meet Martha, suddenly Rick's personality makes perfect sense.

As with any new series, this one will take some time to really settle into the groove it needs to capture a wider audience, but with the growing ease of the push-and-pull relationship between Fillion and Katic's characters, it could very well become the next "MOONLIGHTING" or "REMINGTON STEELE"...which wouldn't be a bad thing. Crime procedurals have been missing that fun element of late, and CASTLE could very well bring it back, without having to resort to a less-successful springboard of surrealism to build from (sorry, LIFE ON MARS).


107 of 131 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Season 7 ideas connorpinhorne
New Info on Veritas connorpinhorne
The end of 'Castle'? oddvar-478-107866
Is it too much to ask for a drama-free wedding? Scoutieout
Ways to screw up the Castle-Beckett wedding (for fun) Scoutieout
Co-Workers Dating Rule katgurl0505
Discuss Castle (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page