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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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Stana Katic and Darby Stanchfield (Castle's ex-wife Meredith) are both set to appear in the action thriller The Rendezvous (2016). In the book on which the film is based, their characters are sisters. See more »

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To obtain reluctant witnesses' cooperation, Castle will occasionally offer to name a character in his Nikki Heat books after them, often right in front of Beckett, or Ryan and Esposito. While it might appear to be a harmless offer, any competent defense attorney could paint it as bribery and witness tampering, which are both illegal; as cops, they don't seem bothered by an action that could potentially get a solid case against a suspect thrown out at trial. 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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Referenced in Dancing with the Stars: Round Nine (2009) See more »

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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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