Castle (2009– )

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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.

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Series cast summary:
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 Richard Castle / ... (131 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Kate Beckett / ... (131 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Javier Esposito / ... (131 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Kevin Ryan / ... (131 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Martha Rodgers / ... (129 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Alexis Castle / ... (129 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Lanie Parish / ... (129 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Captain Victoria Gates / ... (71 episodes, 2011-2014)
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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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This show has a close association with the Whedonverse in that many actors from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) have been featured (including Marc Blucas, Ethan Erickson, Leonard Roberts, Bailey Chase and D.B. Woodside). The creators also insert several allusions to the TV series Firefly (2002) via in-jokes and other references. In the episode "Vampire Weekend", Nathan Fillion starts the episode by appearing in his "Firefly" costume. 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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Let's be fair...
24 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, this is a great vehicle for Nathan Fillion because he's gets to play the lovable scoundrel, which truly is his bread and butter. I was worried when I saw the pilot that they were going to shoot their premise in the foot but was impressed at the end when they gave you a new basis that could last longer than a few episodes. Now if we're fair and judge this show on it's writing and acting rather than on our excitement that Nathan Fillion is back then we must conclude... that the show is still pretty good. I have been impressed with the story lines up to this point and while the short description of the "who-dun-it" may sound like scenarios we've heard before, these writers aren't satisfied with a "Law and Order" ending. They've already thrown out the triple and quadruple switchbacks with the uncovering of the culprits. And all the while allowing Nathan Fillion to fill the screen with his smarmy charm and allowing him to cavort with an attractive, albeit, hard-boiled female cop.

The great part about this show is that they haven't really set up Fillion as a Sherlock Holmes. He is playing a seemingly educated street-wise poetic guy, but he isn't the one with all the answers. For every conclusion he draws, the female lead makes just as many and may refine Fillion's, which is wise on the writers' part because his character works because of the inherent flaws that come with being a writer rather than a detective.

It's a clever show that's a must-see if you're a Fillion-atic and a pretty good hour even if you're not.


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