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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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Storyline

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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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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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 lines]
Kate Beckett: Thanks for
[whatever Castle has done]
Richard Castle: Always.
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Creative, Witty, and Nathan Fillion
9 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching the first showing and I am very pleased. Others and I have been starving for more Nathan Fillion ever since Firefly. It seems he has finally landed a lead role, which he has so definitely earned, in an interesting looking series. At this juncture, I don't have many predictions for the series which is a rarity these days and I think that it will be fun watching Castle and detective Beckett's relationship grow. The writing was quite creative even though it sometimes felt like they were rushing things. I think its possible that they could have made this first episode last another week or two, however, at the same time, its fast pace leaves no time wasted. I found myself sprinting into the kitchen for munchies and racing back in hopes of not missing any of the action. I will definitely be watching this next week :)


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