Take one immature writer and one serious cop ...
I'm at my sister's and the excitement is building. Because Castle is coming on.
I have no clue what they're talking about, but I'm there to spend time with them so I joined in. And then it came on. And I was hooked.
Doesn't hurt that my heart beats for Nathan Fillion. (Doesn't everyone's?) This is a guy who makes throw-away lines classic quote-ables and annoying characters endearing.
And his role as Richard Castle is no exception. It's the perfect balance with seemingly straight-laced detective Kate Beckett. And what we end up with is one of the best buddy cop shows ever. Well, for a show where one of the buddies isn't actually a cop.
It's in its fifth season now and still going strong.
Castle says ...
Well, apparently, in an actual homicide, they don't know who did it until the guy gets caught.
Richard Castle's list of best sellers is long and impressive. And the apparent inspiration of a murder. Thanks to Kate Beckett's long fandom, she instantly recognizes the scene as coming from one of Castle's book, causing Castle to be called in for questioning.
Now Castle obviously didn't commit (that) crime, but when they do catch the bad guy, he realizes he doesn't want to leave. So he decides to develop a new character for a book series and base it on Beckett. His friendship with the mayor means he gets to shadow her, serving as her partner by default despite the fact that he's not a cop (and thus doesn't have a gun to help back her up). Beckett's not so hot on this idea to start with and there continue to be times she questions the wisdom of it, even when Castle's theories have her rolling her eyes.
Over time, their relationship swings in all different directions and the "will they or won't they" question is always hanging over things. While the relationship works quite well professionally and they have great chemistry, circumstances never quite click for them.
Each episode starts a single murder, which may or may not result in one or two more, but definitely involves a lot of misdirection, confusion and questions that seem unanswerable. Occasionally, the case intersects with the continuing story arc involving the unsolved murder of Beckett's mother years ago.
Beckett says ...
He's like a nine year old on a sugar rush. Totally incapable of taking anything seriously.
Surprising character twists
Just when you think you have them figured out, something slips out. Like Kate's motorcycle. Or Rick gets all paternal.
Brown coat. That's all I'm saying.
Castle is an author, a story guy, a creative. and that is the mojo he brings to the team, throwing out crazy ideas that only make sense in castle's head. And yet, occasionally, something in the crazy helps Beckett make a connection that eventually results in a solution.
Castle says ...
A two hundred year old bullet can only mean one thing. ... Time traveling killer.
Perpetually young in that childish sort of way. Castle had an unconventional and rather wild upbringing and early (and huge) success with his books means he has the money to indulge his whims. And indulge is about the right word with him in just about every way.
Played by Nathan Fillion. You might know him from Firefly, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Desperate Housewives, One Life to Live.
Driven, determined and dedicated. Became a cop in part to solve her mother's murder, although she's had to deal with her obsession in order to just deal with life. She seems straight-laced but constantly surprises Castle with tidbits about her personal life.
Played by Stana Katic. You might know her from Quantam of Solace, Heroes, 24.
Castle's daughter, who has all the maturity in the family. Way, way, way much maturity. Takes school too seriously and is the despair of her dad, who was far more of a wild child. (Far, far more.)
Played by Molly C. Quinn. You know her from Finding Hope, A Christmas Carol.
Actress mother of Castle, who frustrates him while at the same time providing him with some grounding. Unconventional, overly dramatic and totally amazing.
Played by Susan Sullivan. You know her from Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest.
Javier Esposito and Kevin Ryan
Detectives on the team who report to Beckett, in stereotypical NYPD fashion, one Hispanic and one Irish. Esposito former military, all guy. Ryan a little naive and sweet.
Coroner and friend to Beckett.
Castle says ...
I'm stuck at a bank, helping my mother get a loan from my banker. Please tell me that there's a murder somewhere we could be solving.
Stana Katic in CASTLE-----Lovely Lady------- Hand Signed
Nathan Fillion signed Castle autograph mini poster SDCC
CASTLE T V Script "Home Is Where The Heart Stops "Nathan Fillion Rpt.