Addictive Comedy/Mystery Show – Castle
You may wonder how a new mystery/detective series could get you to watch when network and cable TV is saturated with them. First, Richard Castle is played by the talented Nathan Fillion. Is it possible this is the person who portrayed Dr.Pomattor in Adrienne Shelley’s Waitress? It’s also possible you recognize Nathan from the internet musical ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along’ by Joss Whedon, the creator of the cult sci-fi series ‘Firefly’, also starring Fillion. Invoking the spirit of Phillip Marlowe, Castle will play with all your emotions with a powerful mix of comedy, mystery and romance. And female fans will find a lot to appreciate as well. Then there’s Stana Katic as Detective Kate Beckett. She can be seen in cameos for a variety of programs but she now headlines a show of her own – deservedly I might add. Filling out the strong cast Susan Sullivan portray’s Castle’s mom and Molly C. Quinn plays his daughter Alexis.
But the best interest-riveting force is the writing. Andrew W. Marlowe, Barry Schindel, David Grae, and Charles Murray did a great job with the pilot. After the first show was apprehensive that the writers could keep the intermix of comedy and complex crime stories going for an entire season. Happily I’ve been proved wrong.
The chemistry between Castle and Beckett is palpable which plays well into their love-hate relationship. He is a popular author who has been permitted to keep an eye on Beckett, despite her misgivings. Castle redeems himself with Beckett even though he often gets in the way, speaks out of turn and manages to be annoying. Slowly, Beckett is learning to have faith in Castle, including his risk-taking, and finds herself caring more and more about him. And he has small ways of endearing himself to the staff, such as buying them a very upscale coffee machine.
Adding to the mix are Castle’s mother and daughter who couldn’t be different. His mother is immature, takes advantage, and bears watching. Wise beyond her age, the daughter holds her grandmother in line and provides a lot of support for her father. Castle is a devoted father who worries needlessly (up to this point) about Alexis. As Castle’s daughter Alexis, Molly C. Quinn has the best acting abilities on the program. Expect to see Molly for years to come.
The show has become one of my favorites. Hopefully it will have many more seasons. I’m especially excited about upcoming shows because I just ordered the Comcast HD Triple Play. A short time ago, I finally got my own HDTV so soon I will be able to relax watch all of me favorite TV shows like Castle in high-def sound and picture. I got a great deal that I found online by bundling Digital Cable, High Speed Internet, and flat-rate Digital Voice into one simple low-cost bill. Beyond Digital Cable with HD, I can’t wait to try out my new broadband internet service from Comcast. I could neither view videos online nor hear songs because my obsolete DSL connection responded too slowly. That won’t be an issue now. Now I don’t have to deal with minute by minute charges, due to Comcast Digital Voice. I can call local and long distance nationwide to who ever I like for one low bill. If you are in a Comcast serviceable area you should definitely look at the best deals they’re offering right now. Look into them today before these special promos come to an end.