Movable Type 3.2
March 21, 2011
Castle Recap: "Countdown" (at TheTelevixen)
Castle finally returns tonight. Refresh your memory of "Countdown" with my recap for TheTelevixen!
February 28, 2011
Castle Recap: "Setup" (at TheTelevixen)
Ready for the conclusion to last week's dramatic Castle tonight? Refresh your memory with my recap at TheTelevixen.
Beckett continues: "I just wish that I had someone who would be there for me and I could be there for him, and we could just dive into it together," and I start yelling at my TV: "OH MY GOD, Beckett, do you not see the incredible man sitting right there adoring you?" Castle, however, only gets out the word "I" before he's interrupted by the Hazmat specialist who's there to tell them that they can leave. (I think it was the word "I." Is that what you guys heard? What do you think he was going to say?)
February 21, 2011
Castle Recap: "The Final Nail" (at TheTelevixen)
Get ready for tonight's episode of Castle with my recap of "The Final Nail" over at TheTelevixen:
Nevertheless, Castle keeps repeating that Beckett is the finest detective in New York, and eventually apologizes for his behavior. Beckett tells him that the Westlake in his head is a character in a story he told himself, not a real person. She doesn't completely ignore Castle's opinion, though: at one point she tells Westlake that she is suspicious of him "But Richard Castle believes in you and I believe in him."
February 15, 2011
Castle Recap: "Lucky Stiff" (at TheTelevixen)
Sorry I didn't manage to post this before last night's episode, but head over to TheTelevixen for my take on last week's "Lucky Stiff:"
When Martha says the word "legacy" (while discussing her inheritance - more on that in a moment), Castle realizes what Beckett would do - and I realize that he's been trying to figure it out partially in order to know her better, but also so he can actually give her what she wants. (Castle falling in love with you: like winning the lottery. The sexy, sexy lottery. Why are you still with your invisible boyfriend, again, Beckett?)
February 08, 2011
See, this is why I love Castle . . .
They do things like make music videos to go with episodes where Castle and Beckett go to clubs.
February 02, 2011
Castle Recap: "Knockdown" (at TheTelevixen)
Sorry, I forgot to post this when it went up over the weekend . . . The last episode of Castle was probably the best ever, and you can read my recap here:
One of my favorite things about this show is the constant but gradual character development, and the sum of their interactions in this episode illustrates the way that Castle and Beckett have subtly but firmly slipped into new roles in relation to each other. Their devotion to each other is unconditional, and they’re barely bothering to hide it from each other or the people around them.
January 27, 2011
Song of the Day: "Rise"
Castle fans might want to pay particular attention - this is the song that was playing in the last few minutes of this week's amazing episode. I love it in general, but the lyrics are also perfect for those scenes. So. New musical obsession! (Although it's Glen Hansard, so it's not really that new to me, I guess.)
January 17, 2011
Castle Recap: "Poof, You're Dead" (at TheTelevixen)
There's no new episode of Castle tonight. Sob. But you can read my recap of last week's "Poof, You're Dead" over at TheTelevixen.
January 10, 2011
I have the story at TheTelevixen, but the story is basically, um, Castle was renewed! Yay!
Castle 3.11: "Nikki Heat" (at TheTelevixen)
Ready for a new episode of Castle tonight? Catch up with my recap of last week's "Nikki Heat," now up at TheTelevixen. Note: This is the recap that made me realize that Google Docs spellcheck doesn't accept the word "swoonworthy." Clearly spellcheck has never seen Nathan Fillion as Rick Castle.
October 07, 2010
Castle 3.2: "He's Dead, She's Dead"
Psychics everywhere! And Castle's real name is cracking me up more that it possibly should. Read my full recap at The Televixen.
September 23, 2010
Castle Recap: "A Deadly Affair"
My first Castle recap is up at TheTelevixen! I have fun analyzing Beckett:
When Castle insists that his presence at the murder scenes is a sign from the universe that they're supposed to work together, Beckett asks the million dollar question: "You're not going to go away no matter what I do, are you?" She says this in exasperation, but it's clear that she wants the answer to be no: he won't go away. Given the tragedy and trauma in her past, Beckett is reluctant to trust, and she will only believe that Castle will stick around after he resists everything she can do to push him away.Go read the whole thing!
August 24, 2010
What I Want This Season: Castle
This is one in a series of posts about what I'd like to happen this upcoming season on various returning shows. You can assume that there will be spoilers through last season, but I won't include any spoilers I might or might not have read about the upcoming season. These posts are just about what I WANT.
Castle is another procedural in which I don't think there's a compelling need for an ongoing connection between the cases investigated. Well, now that I've said that, I'd like to have more of Castle trying to investigate Beckett's mother's murder, or his own father's identity. But I don't really feel like they have to do that, or anything.
Castle and Beckett: I'm usually okay with the "Will they or won't they?" thing being dragged out forever, but this is one show that I think could actually have a lot of fun with the characters getting together. I'd like them to start dating, very cautiously. They should have an awkward first date and both be happy that they get called away to investigate something, and then they can have a casual dinner together afterward and agree it's more "them," and then maybe a kiss? I'd like them to make progress on this, but slowly.
Alexis: I loooove Alexis, so I always want more of her. I'd specifically like to see some more of her relationship with Beckett develop, as they have a nice dynamic. And I love when she takes care of her dad.
Martha: She should just be her hilarious self, obviously.
Ryan, Esposito, and Parish: I'd like to see more of these characters and their backgrounds and lives. I've always thought that Castle didn't do as well with supporting characters (other than the family) than some other procedurals do, so I'd like them to work on that.
August 21, 2010
Castle Fall Promo
I haven't written much about Castle - I didn't even have a category for it until now - but it's a reliably enjoyable show, and maybe someday I'll write out my whole theory about how the first season basically had the plot of a romance novel. But in the meantime, here's a promo for the new season!