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Castle 

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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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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 20 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Nathan Fillion ...  Richard Castle / ... 173 episodes, 2009-2016
Stana Katic ...  Kate Beckett / ... 173 episodes, 2009-2016
Susan Sullivan ...  Martha Rodgers / ... 173 episodes, 2009-2016
Jon Huertas ...  Javier Esposito / ... 173 episodes, 2009-2016
Seamus Dever ...  Kevin Ryan / ... 173 episodes, 2009-2016
Molly C. Quinn ...  Alexis Castle / ... 173 episodes, 2009-2016
Tamala Jones ...  Lanie Parish / ... 173 episodes, 2009-2016
Penny Johnson Jerald ...  Captain Victoria Gates 93 episodes, 2011-2015
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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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A whole new chapter in crime solving. (Season 1) See more »


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Trivia

Most people notice the prominent in-jokes/references to Nathan Fillion's previous TV series Firefly (2002) however, there is another, lesser known recurring reference: Whenever the subject of comic books comes up, Beckett expresses an admiration for the works of comic book writer/artist Frank Miller. This is most likely a subtle recurring in-joke/reference to the fact that Stana Katic, who plays Beckett, previously appeared in Frank Miller's directorial debut The Spirit (2008). See more »

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Castle often undertakes actions which would result in evidence and investigation being compromised. Since he has never been a police officer, these actions could result in cases being dropped or overturned upon appeal. There is no way that the New York District Attorney would allow Castle to perform the actions that he does. See more »

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[repeated season 3 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: I'm Detective Kate Beckett.
Kate Beckett: Beckett.
Ilya: Aah!
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Referenced in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) See more »

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Let's be fair...
24 March 2009 | by vagabondjonsonSee 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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