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Primetime Show Reviews
"Castle" Series Premiere
Review by Suzanne
"Castle" is a fun little mystery show. Nathan Fillion, who is always likable
and cute, stars as a mystery and horror writer. He is rich and successful,
and he knows lots of people due to his popularity. We should hate him for
that, but we don't because he is very funny, smart, and has a vulnerability
that peeks through. He is a single parent with a teen daughter. His mom, a
former failed actress, lives with them in their penthouse. Susan Sullivan,
who was great in Falcon Crest decades ago. plays the annoying-but-fun
As I said, Fillion, whom you probably recognize from Firefly or other shows,
plays the mystery writer named Castle. he starts riding around with
detective Kate Beckett. He is there to learn more about real-life mysteries
and to get ideas for his novels, but he does help solve them as well. Kate
resents his ride-alongs, but she's also a fan of his work and clearly
attracted to him as well.
The show is not hard to watch at all, nor is it depressing. It's a fun
diversion and reminds me a bit of Remington Steele in some ways, mostly due
to the devil-may-care attitude and wit in the writing. The murders here are
more like mystery novels, not hard boiled crime like Law & Order.
Give it a try, you'll like it!
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