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CASTLE: Famous Last Words

November 3, 2009 by  
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Let’s get down to business! Rock star Hayley Blue is found dead in an abandoned alley, her neck broken and hanging upside down Spider Man-style. One of her songs, “Here Kitty Kitty” is on repeat on her blue iPod nano (the same one as mine!) – clearly a sign or clue to her murderer and […]

CASTLE: Vampire Weekend

October 27, 2009 by  
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No words can describe the 58 minutes of happiness that played onscreen. There were mentions of vampire and supernatural lore like the WB’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and numerous references to the space Western “Firefly” that came to such an early demise. In addition to those mentions that worked up a storm on the Internet […]

ABC Gives CASTLE a Full Season Order

October 21, 2009 by  
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Hallelujah! Unlike last season, when the fate of our beloved mystery drama did not come about until later into the year, the alphabet net has given us a gift this year. Rewarding strong, solid numbers posted each Monday night, ABC has not fallen victim to the premature cancellation hammer other networks are now known for. […]

CASTLE: Inventing the Girl

October 6, 2009 by  
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Setting: It’s New York Fashion Week, and a beautiful model and her boytoy run into a fountain. Once the water stops, they discover a female body strewn atop the lights. Cause of death: Stabbing; perhaps a botched robbery. Insert Castle’s 15-second rundown of who the victim actually is: a model since she’s thin and has […]

CASTLE: The Double Down

September 29, 2009 by  
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The full moon really brings out the crazies. Beckett and Castle’s case: Girl is killed but whoever murdered her left writing (using horrible grammar) all over her face. Detectives Ryan and Esposito’s case: A garden-variety robbery-homicide case that turns out to be slightly more complicated than they originally thought. Castle, always the betting man, bets […]

CASTLE Season Premiere: Deep in Death

September 22, 2009 by  
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The first season of “Castle” had its ups and downs, many of the latter occurring in the first several episodes which was to be expected for a new show trying to find its footing. By the second half of the year, however, the budding relationship between Stana Katic’s Beckett and Nathan Fillion’s Castle became much […]

CASTLE: Home Is Where the Heart Stops

April 21, 2009 by  
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Disclaimer: I apologize if you wanted to read about last night’s murder; while it is a significant part of the show, “Castle” would be nothing without its quirky character dynamics. A discussion of this follows. After watching the first seven episodes of “Castle,” I’ve come to realize – as many of you have – that […]

CASTLE: Always Buy Retail

April 14, 2009 by  
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Instead of focusing on the week’s murder mystery, last night’s episode was strictly about Castle and his past relationship with his first ex-wife, Meredith. While there was an interesting spin on the Nigerian religious killings that had to do with knockoffs on Canal Street, Aldis Hodge (“Leverage”) and symbolic images from the Vudon religion that […]

CASTLE: Hell Hath No Fury

March 31, 2009 by  
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As the release date of Castle’s first Nikki Heat novel arrived, instead of breaking out the champagne bottle to celebrate the arrival of Castle’s latest series, the suave writer-turned-amateur investigator watched Beckett’s every move as she completed paperwork at her desk. Was he hiding from the fact that the possibility that his latest published work […]

CASTLE: Hedge Fund Homeboys

March 24, 2009 by  
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This week we were introduced to the rich, glamorous and dangerous world of New York City’s Upper East Side. Doesn’t this sound familiar, almost like a distant cousin of the CW’s flagship show “Gossip Girl”? In many ways, this week’s episode of “Castle” was like the mature crime procedural supplement to the gossipy, teen-driven staple, […]

CASTLE: Nanny McDead

March 17, 2009 by  
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On paper, “Castle” has the ingredients of being the next big cop procedural hit. The characters are interesting, at least title character Richard Castle is, and the murders are, for the most part, interesting and unconventional. What works well for “Castle” on paper, however, doesn’t translate quite as strongly – as one would hope – […]

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