Sunday 1 September 2013

Review: CASTLE Seasons 2-3

Seasons 2 & 3
Starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic. Created by Andrew W. Marlowe . An ABC TV channel series.
Genre: crime fiction
Format: DVD box set

About Castle:
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Source: Info in the About Castle was taken from on 27/01/2013.

Show Trailer:

Show Links:
Official site
Castle TV series at Wikipedia

Final Say:
Fans of the In Death series by JD Robb will love this show!

My Thoughts:
Season 1 was good. It was like the In Death series by JD Robb that I could watch while waiting for the next In Death book to come out. Season 2 was more of the same. With a bit more annoying intro. It gave the show a superficial feel which a crime fiction do not carry well. Though I understand the "flighty" effect was in line with the playboy character of Richard Castle. But like I said, crime fiction does not carry fligthiness well for obvious reasons. Murder is a serious business. Thank goodness they ditched that too jazzy intro right about the third disc into the 3rd Season. Now this is also where it starts to get interesting. This is where the romantic angle between Richard Castle and Detective Kate Beckett starts to really heat up. And everybody else gets a love interest as well. And the fact that Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic kiss more convincingly than David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel.

Empirical Evaluation:
Cinematography = 4.5
Script/Story Itself = 4
Season Finale = 3
World building = 5
Attention To Detail = 4
Plot = 4
Acting = 4.5

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries


  1. I can't wait for Castle to start :D

  2. I use to love this show! I haven't watched the most recent season though.

    1. Juju at Tales of - That is my main problems with american shows, I have to wait for a year or so before it gets to us across the pond :(

  3. I wanted to love this series since I loved Nathan Fillion in other shows, but it just leaves me cold and uninterested. (Anyone could be more convincing as a romantic team other than Deschanel and Boreanaz. That's another show I gave up on a few seasons ago.)

    1. Anne - Thank you for your honest opinion. I like diverse points of view. Yes I like this series, mainly I think, because I like JD Robb's In Death series. I-wanted-to-like-this-series-and-nothing-is-going-to-stop-me has more to do with it than the actual show, perhaps...


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