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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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Partners. In Crime. (Season 4) See more »


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During the progression of the series, it's revealed that before pursuing her career in law enforcement, wanting to follow in her mother's footsteps, Beckett was planning on becoming a lawyer. Stana Katic actually plays a lawyer in the TV movie Sister Cities (2016). See more »

Goofs

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 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 Only Connect: Episode #11.8 (2015) See more »

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A writer's show.
19 March 2009 | by damienjaymzSee all my reviews

I wish IMDb had a decimal system because this show isn't an 8. From what I saw in the Pilot it is a solid 8.5 at the very least. Tho the pilot was fairly predictable when it comes to crime shows that aren't CSI or Law and Order (i.e. one character is a fan of the other. Half way through everything is wrapped up a little too neatly etcetera), it was still an enjoyable romp.

Kate Beckett is a beautiful, hard nosed cop that should be working for a private law firm and Nick Castle is an arrogant, but devoted author and father.

Stana Katic (awesome name) is beautiful, but not so much that you wonder why she is a cop and not some goddess on an Italian beach like so many actresses tend to be. She plays her part very well, and the scene she has with Fillon when he, as Castle is peeling away her layers is amazing. She barely gives anything away until the very last moment, but with her facial expressions you know it's coming making her character all the more wonderful.

Nathan Fillion is wonderful as the successful, charismatic, and egocentric Pop mystery writer who seems to be not a drunk (unlike Hank Moody, played wonderfully by David Duchovney in Californication) and is a loving, attentive father apparently who also has an intriguing backstory with his publisher/ex-wife which I hope is a back story they continue to develop throughout the series.

This really was a fun series. I know new shows have a very short lifespan, but this is one I hope has a decent shelf life. Watching just the pilot I see the potential for great stories, for great ad-libs and i do want to see the happy ending where the jaded, divorced writer and the hard nosed cop with a history work to deconstruct each episodes mystery, and each other. And as would be when the characters have bared all they can, they either finally get into bed together, or they get married:)


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