Whatcha Watchin’ Wednesday – Castle: The Complete First Season

whatyouwatch2Whatcha Watchin’? Wednesday is a weekly feature in which I talk about the TV we’re watching, either on DVD or on cable. Feel free to grab the graphic, join in, and play along – just leave a link to your post in the comments.

castle1Rick Castle is a world-famous crime novelist whose stories come to life when a copycat killer follows his literary blueprint. Enlisted to help the NYPD stay a step ahead of the murderer, Castle realizes working with the police can also supply him with a slew of ideas for his next book. The relationship gets a little more complicated – and a whole lot more fun – when he is paired with the attractive Detective Beckett, who doesn’t appreciate Castle’s unorthodox style.

ABC’s Castle was easily our favorite new series last year. First of all, you’ve got Nathan Fillion. We are die-hard Firefly fans, and I’ve been rooting for Fillion to get a new series for a while now. Then, you’ve got Fillion playing an author trailing a NYPD detective. Yes, I know it’s completely implausible and unlikely – but it makes for a great premise and a fun series.

The writers on Castle know how to play off Fillion’s charm and wit – and I imagine that some of Fillion’s ad-libs make it through, too. The dialogue is funny. I have a hard time watching crime shows that are all drama and darkness anymore. (Think CSI.) I need a show that has a lighter side to it, which is probably why we love Psych and Monk so much. Castle definitely has that humorous element – and I love Castle’s relationship with his daughter. While he tends to be a bit of an overgrown teenager when it comes to all other areas of his life, he’s a fantastic father with a brilliant daughter. Their scenes together are some of the highlights of the show.

I’m excited to watch the special features on the season 1 DVD – any extra footage of Fillion is a plus in my book. And, season 2 has just started on ABC and, so far, it’s just as good.

Any other Castle fans out there?

Castle: The Complete First Season was provided to me by Click Communciations for the purpose of review.

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23 Responses to Whatcha Watchin’ Wednesday – Castle: The Complete First Season

  1. Ladybug says:

    I love Castle! I have to get the first season because I’ve only seen the three first episodes.
    .-= Ladybug´s last blog ..The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead =-.

  2. Kathy says:

    The only TV I watch is Dancing with the Stars and college football.
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Wondrous Words Wednesday =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kathy – my parents love Dancing with the Stars! I used to watch it, but when my boys started getting older, I was a bit bothered (for their sakes) by the skimpy costumes, so we quit watching it.

  3. maryb says:

    Love Castle. Have you checked out the website for the show – this year they have “his latest book” that they are publishing chapter by chapter. I don’t know who ghosted it, I don’t know if they are going to do the whole novel and I’ve only read chapter one (out of, I think, seven so far), but it is a cool idea.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Maryb – yes, I did see that they’re posting his book – I just haven’t had time to read any of it yet!

  4. Riva says:

    Castle is one of my favorites too. I didn’t know season 1 was available. I’ll have to get it so my hubby can catch up. He watched this week’s episode and thought the concept was great.

  5. stacybuckeye says:

    I love Castle for many of the same reasons you listed. I don’t think I caught every episode of Season 1, but most of them anyway.
    .-= stacybuckeye´s last blog ..Death Takes the Cake, by Melinda Wells =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Stacy – I like the light-hearted aspect most, I think. I like to be entertained at the end of the day!

  6. Alita says:

    I love Castle! It’s one of the very few shows that my husband and I both like. I used to watch the various versions of CSI, but they just got too dark and gruesome. Like you, I really like that Castle still has that suspense, but keeps things fun. The new season is looking good so far!
    .-= Alita´s last blog ..Teaser Tuesday (09.29.09) =-.

  7. Laura @ ImBookingIt
    Twitter: bookingit
    says:

    I love Castle! I’m looking forward to this season.
    .-= Laura @ ImBookingIt´s last blog ..Review: A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore =-.

  8. Trisha says:

    I’m still so-so on Castle, but like you, I absolutely adore Nathan Fillion. Firefly was probably one of the best television series ever in my opinion. Fillion’s sense of humor and quirky facial expressions are wonderful. I’m just a bit ambivalent about Stana Katic…but hopeful.
    .-= Trisha´s last blog ..One Life to Live =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Trisha – Have you seen the movie Waitress? Nathan Fillion is in it – it’s cute.

  9. Trisha says:

    I have not seen it, but I will now! If I remember correctly, I don’t like the female lead. What’s up with me not liking the women who work with Nathan? Hmm..does that mean something? :)
    .-= Trisha´s last blog ..Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale =-.

  10. heidenkind says:

    I also enjoy Castle. Last week’s episode was particularly humorous. Although it does kind of annoy me that he gets his ideas for how to solve the crime from his daughter every single time… but other than that, it’s pretty good.
    .-= heidenkind´s last blog ..The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Tasha – I’ve never noticed the daughter thing before – now I’ll watch for it. :)

  11. Jennifer says:

    I am a huge Castle fan. I adore Nathan Fillion – his character has amazing chemistry with Beckett and the show just works really well. Definitely on my can’t miss list of TV shows!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Review: Austenland by Shannon Hale =-.