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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 / ... (173 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Kate Beckett / ... (173 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Martha Rodgers / ... (173 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Javier Esposito / ... (173 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Kevin Ryan / ... (173 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Alexis Castle / ... (173 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Lanie Parish / ... (173 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Captain Victoria Gates (93 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Captain Roy Montgomery (61 episodes, 2009-2014)
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Richard "Rick" Castle is a millionaire playboy who recently killed off his main character when a serial killer starts killing people like he does in his books. He teams up with New York police detective Kate Beckett to solve the case. He finds inspiration in Detective Beckett and starts shadowing her for his next book.

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Solving murder has never been so much fun. (Season 3) See more »


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There have been multiple guest appearances on Castle by actors from different Star Trek series. Michael Dorn (Worf) was Beckett's psychiatrist, Tim Russ (Tuvok) plays Dr. Malcolm Wickfield, Penny Johnson Jerald (Kasidy Yates) plays Chief Iron Gates, David Burke (Steven Price) appears as Chief John Brady, Jonathan Frakes (William T. Riker) directed the episodes "Kill the Messenger" and "The Final Frontier", Armin Shimerman (Quark) played the prop maker Benjamin Donnelly in "The Final Frontier", Robert Picardo (The Doctor) appeared as Doctor Death, and Ethan Phillips (Neelix) was in the episode "The Final Nail". Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar) was in "Death Wish", Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys) in "An Embarrassment of Bitches" and Ellen Geer (Kila Marr in the TNG episode "Silicon Avatar") in "The Blue Butterfly". See more »

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Throughout the show Beckett goes on undercover operations from time to time. However, with all of the publicity associated with the Nikki Heat books that are based on her, it is more than likely her "cover" would be blown and would be useless in that role. See more »

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Richard Castle: I really am ruggedly handsome, aren't I?
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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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