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About the TV Series “Castle”
Castle is a 1 hour witty drama based on a famous mystery novelist who helps the NYPD homicide department solve crimes.
Richard “Rick” Castle [Nathan Fillion] is a bestselling mystery author who was investigated by the New York City police department when the victim of a murder matched the description of a victim in one of his novels. At the time Castle was suffering writer’s block having just killed off Derrick Storm, the main character in his bestselling series of novels. During the investigation Castle is inspired by his run-in with the beautiful Detective Kate Beckett [Stana Katic] and through his connections with the Mayor he gets permission to stick around as a consultant at the precinct to do “research” for his book.
Beckett is initially horrified by the idea of Castle tagging along referring to him as “a 9 year old on a sugar rush totally incapable of taking anything seriously” but as time progresses she learns to appreciate his unique approach to solving crimes and in time a romantic relationship develops between the two.
Rounding out the team at the precinct are Detectives Ryan [Seamus Dever] and Esposito [Jon Huertas], Captain Victoria Gates [Penny Johnson Jerald] and Medical Examiner Dr Lanie Parish [Tamala Jones].
During season 1 the team get to know each other while working to solve a new case each week. We learn about Castle’s endearing relationship with his teenage, oddly responsible daughter Alexis [Molly C. Quinn] and his flamboyant mother Martha [Susan Sullivan] who moved in with them. The season ends on a cliffhanger after Castle confesses to Beckett that he had been looking into the mystery behind her mother’s death, something she specifically asked him not to do.
In season Castle has to work his way back into Beckett’s good graces and throughout the season we see the further development of sexual tension between the two. Things take a step back for the “couple” when Beckett begins a relationship with a robbery detective Tom Demming and just when she begins to realize she’s really in love with Castle, Castle hooks back up with his ex-wife and publisher
Castle is inspired by shows like “Rockford Files” & “Moonlighting” that are lighthearted with romantic tension and unlike the dark procedurals prevalent today Castle invites the viewer to invest in the relationship of people having fun together and engaging in witty banter.