Castle is a fun television show that’s on ABC every Monday night at 10:00 p.m.
As a middle-aged television viewer who works full time, I find 10:00 p.m. on Monday night a bit inconvenient.
Hey, I need my rest.
When the third season of Castle premiered Monday night, I was snug in my bed, snoring away.
Thank goodness for my laptop.
Tonight I watched “A Deadly Affair” on ABC online, and as usual, Castle was a hoot and a half.
So here’s the deal.
Castle (dude) is a mystery writer, played by Nathan Fillion.
Beckett (dudette) is a homicide detective (actress Stana Katic).
Thanks to a high political official (I think it was the mayor), Castle helps Beckett and her team solve murders.
And yes, there is sexual tension (tastefully done) between Castle and Beckett.
Rounding out the cast are Castle’s mother and daughter (Susan Sullivan and Molly Quinn), two detectives who work for Beckett (Seamus Deaver and (Jon Huertas) , Beckett’s boss (Reuben Santiago-Hudson), and the medical examiner (Tamala Jones). There are a few other characters that show up from time to time, but that’s the ongoing crew of Castle.
Besides the Castle-Beckett flirt fest that occurs every week, I think there are a number of other reasons why this is such an entertaining television show.
- Interesting mysteries to solve every week, some weeks better than others. In the episode tonight, one needed to figure out what a sculptor, a chemistry teacher, and an ex-con who owned a vending machine company had in common. I didn’t figure it out, and I LOVE when that happens.
- Snappy dialogue that makes me laugh.
- Characters that are interesting, at times a bit unbelievable (again, I like this, I don’t want to watch a story about regular people, I’m awash in reality every day).
- The appearance of real life authors that writer Castle hangs out with (James Patterson and Stephen J. Cannell).