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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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Series cast summary:
...  Richard Castle / ... 173 episodes, 2009-2016
...  Kate Beckett / ... 173 episodes, 2009-2016
...  Martha Rodgers / ... 173 episodes, 2009-2016
...  Javier Esposito / ... 173 episodes, 2009-2016
...  Kevin Ryan / ... 173 episodes, 2009-2016
...  Alexis Castle / ... 173 episodes, 2009-2016
...  Lanie Parish / ... 173 episodes, 2009-2016
...  Captain Victoria Gates 93 episodes, 2011-2015
...  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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The season five episode "Castle: The Fast and the Furriest (2013)" aired the day of the Boston Marathon bombing. In light of the event, ABC chose to postpone the airing of the following episode, "Castle: Still (2013)", which deals with Beckett stepping on the sensor trigger of a bomb, and aired "Castle: The Squab and the Quail (2013)" in its place. Even with the switch in air dates, on the season five DVD set, "Still" and "Squab" are listed in the order they were originally intended to air, instead of in broadcast order like the other episodes. See more »

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In many episodes detectives track somebody by using the entrance/exit information from their MetroCards. In NYC the card is only swept once at the entrance but not on the exit (except on Staten Island where card is swept at the exit only), so the person can travel almost the entire subway system with only the entrance recorded. Exit swipes are in use in Washington, DC and San Francisco's BART where zonal fares are in use. See more »

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[repeated lines]
Kate Beckett: Thanks for
[whatever Castle has done]
Richard Castle: Always.
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Let's be fair...
24 March 2009 | by 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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