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« on: January 30, 2009, 09:21:17 PM »

http://abc.go.com/primetime/castle/

Show coming to ABC very soon. From the previews it looks great. Hell it stars Nathan 'Captain Mal / Captain Hammer' Fillion ! smile Gotta watch it.
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 09:24:04 PM »

I hope it lasts longer than Drive did.  Oh, wait, it should because it's not on Fox...
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 10:08:57 PM »

Nathan Fillion, attractive woman, halfway decent premise. Sure, why not?
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 10:28:14 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 10:35:01 PM »

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Wildly famous mystery novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) is bored with his own success. Then he learns that a real-world copycat killer has started staging murder scenes depicted in his novels. Castle is questioned by NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), a bright and aggressive detective who keeps her investigations under tight rein. Though they instantly clash, sparks of another sort also begin to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle steps in to help find the killer. And once that case is solved, he and Beckett build on their new relationship as they look to solve more strange homicides in New York - as much fun as one can have with death and murder.

Castle is kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother, Martha Rodgers (Susan Sullivan), and quick-witted teenage daughter Alexis (Molly Quinn). Also starring in the series are Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.

"Castle" is produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe (writer, "Air Force One") serves as executive producer/writer, along with executive producers Armyan Bernstein, Barry Schindel, Rob Bowman (who also directed the pilot) and Laurie Zaks.

Without seeing a preview to get a feel for the cast chemistry... this just sounds utterly derivative - or in network terminology "Safe" - which I won't give a chance to, which makes me sad because I'm gay for Nathan Fillion. frown

Here's the formula: Unconventional detective (In this case - Nathan Fillion is playing Angela Lansbury), with a sidekick that doesn't respect them for what they do / who they are, begrudgingly learns to respect as they realize he/she can get things done.

Without a unique premise to hold it together (Chuck, Eureka) it holds zero interest for me.

Verdict: cancelled by fall.
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 11:03:54 PM »

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Wildly famous mystery novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) is bored with his own success. Then he learns that a real-world copycat killer has started staging murder scenes depicted in his novels. Castle is questioned by NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), a bright and aggressive detective who keeps her investigations under tight rein. Though they instantly clash, sparks of another sort also begin to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle steps in to help find the killer. And once that case is solved, he and Beckett build on their new relationship as they look to solve more strange homicides in New York - as much fun as one can have with death and murder.

Castle is kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother, Martha Rodgers (Susan Sullivan), and quick-witted teenage daughter Alexis (Molly Quinn). Also starring in the series are Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.

"Castle" is produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe (writer, "Air Force One") serves as executive producer/writer, along with executive producers Armyan Bernstein, Barry Schindel, Rob Bowman (who also directed the pilot) and Laurie Zaks.

Without seeing a preview to get a feel for the cast chemistry... this just sounds utterly derivative - or in network terminology "Safe" - which I won't give a chance to, which makes me sad because I'm gay for Nathan Fillion. frown

Here's the formula: Unconventional detective (In this case - Nathan Fillion is playing Angela Lansbury), with a sidekick that doesn't respect them for what they do / who they are, begrudgingly learns to respect as they realize he/she can get things done.

Without a unique premise to hold it together (Chuck, Eureka) it holds zero interest for me.

Verdict: cancelled by fall.

+1. Except for the "gay for Fillion" part. He's fun and should be in more stuff but doesn't quite deserve the "man-crush cult" that's somehow developed around him.
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009, 11:06:20 PM »

Quote from: whiteboyskim on January 30, 2009, 11:03:54 PM

He's fun and should be in more stuff but doesn't quite deserve the "man-crush cult" that's somehow developed around him.

He's no D.B. Sweeney, after all.  icon_wink
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 11:08:57 PM »

Call me if it gets a season 2 then I'll rent season 1, but I'm not going to fall in love with a new show only to watch it get the shaft.
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2009, 06:29:19 PM »

Sounds a lot like that one show where the main detective was made immortal in the 1500's and had lots of flashback scenes: i.e. overdone cop-show with a twist.  It was also canceled before the first season finished.
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2009, 06:32:11 PM »

Quote from: ScubaV on January 31, 2009, 06:29:19 PM

Sounds a lot like that one show where the main detective was made immortal in the 1500's and had lots of flashback scenes: i.e. overdone cop-show with a twist.  It was also canceled before the first season finished.

yeah, hated that, and it was blown totally out of proportions here in denmark, since the hero was a danish actor
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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2009, 06:37:06 PM »

sadly, that set up also describes a few good shows, like monk and psych. 

at least the cable channels let a show run even if doesn't hit mega huge status in the first year. 
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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2009, 06:47:53 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on January 30, 2009, 11:08:57 PM

Call me if it gets a season 2 then I'll rent season 1, but I'm not going to fall in love with a new show only to watch it get the shaft.

One of the toughest things to do in life is fall in love with something and then be forced to watch it get the shaft.  icon_twisted
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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2009, 09:51:30 PM »

Glad that Nathan Fillion is getting new roles, but what about Morena Baccarin?  slywink
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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2009, 04:10:22 AM »

It's on the wrong network- this fits perfectly with CBS's target demographic and I imagine it would be quite successful as a part of their procedural lineup. 
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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2009, 02:28:05 PM »

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Wildly famous mystery novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) is bored with his own success. Then he learns that a real-world copycat killer has started staging murder scenes depicted in his novels. Castle is questioned by NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), a bright and aggressive detective who keeps her investigations under tight rein. Though they instantly clash, sparks of another sort also begin to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle steps in to help find the killer. And once that case is solved, he and Beckett build on their new relationship as they look to solve more strange homicides in New York - as much fun as one can have with death and murder.

Castle is kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother, Martha Rodgers (Susan Sullivan), and quick-witted teenage daughter Alexis (Molly Quinn). Also starring in the series are Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.

"Castle" is produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe (writer, "Air Force One") serves as executive producer/writer, along with executive producers Armyan Bernstein, Barry Schindel, Rob Bowman (who also directed the pilot) and Laurie Zaks.

Without seeing a preview to get a feel for the cast chemistry... this just sounds utterly derivative - or in network terminology "Safe" - which I won't give a chance to, which makes me sad because I'm gay for Nathan Fillion. frown

Here's the formula: Unconventional detective (In this case - Nathan Fillion is playing Angela Lansbury), with a sidekick that doesn't respect them for what they do / who they are, begrudgingly learns to respect as they realize he/she can get things done.

Without a unique premise to hold it together (Chuck, Eureka) it holds zero interest for me.

Verdict: cancelled by fall.

It's not derivative! Look, he's got a quick-witted teenage daughter!

Oh....
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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2009, 03:30:42 AM »

Premiere was tonight.  I enjoyed it, but the only thing going for it is the charisma of Nathan Fillion and his character.  I doubt it will last long.
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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2009, 03:41:11 AM »

We liked it too. The whole time we watched it though I wished he was Captain Mal and Firefly was back on.
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« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2009, 05:13:14 AM »

I missed it.  Recording is set for next week and I guess I'll have to watch the premiere on teh intarwebs.
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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2009, 05:14:01 AM »

Sounds likes Bones a bit, which is a good thing.  I'll see if I can catch this on hulu.  Too bad hulu doesn't contribute to Nielson ratings.
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« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2009, 08:57:34 AM »

I really enjoyed it.  It's a nice old-fashioned comedy/detective show in the vein of Moonlighting, Monk, etc.  I especially enjoyed the writers' poker game - I hope they do more of those.
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« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2009, 02:09:58 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on March 10, 2009, 03:41:11 AM

We liked it too. The whole time we watched it though I wished he was Captain Mal and Firefly was back on.

I PVR'd it; since Daehawk likes it I doubt I'll watch it; his interest is the kiss of death when it comes to cable shows.
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« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2009, 03:49:07 PM »

Tru dat.
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« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2009, 03:57:48 PM »

Quote from: Turtle on January 31, 2009, 09:51:30 PM

Glad that Nathan Fillion is getting new roles, but what about Morena Baccarin?  slywink

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« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2009, 06:50:18 PM »

Just watched it.  I liked it.  It was typical fluff but I like that from my TV. 

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« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2009, 07:27:18 PM »

Looks promising, but I wish they were bringing Firefly back.  icon_frown
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« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2009, 02:58:20 AM »

Just watched the premiere on ABC's site since I missed it.  Have the next two on DVR and will definitely be sticking with it and hoping that it holds up.
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« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2009, 03:50:00 AM »

Glad others are liking it too. Wife and myself enjoy it so I know its not long for this world smile
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« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2009, 04:32:19 AM »

Last week, Castle came in 2nd to CSI: Melodrama ( puke ) with 9.8 million viewers, almost 50% more than Patricia Marionnette's Medium.
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« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2009, 05:13:56 AM »

The DVD of the first season is due out in September, so I'll netflix it then.
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« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2009, 06:52:13 PM »

Our household watched this for the first time last week (premier episode via DVR) and really enjoyed it. Of course that means it will probably be cancelled before the end of the season but there isn't anything I can do about that.
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« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2009, 01:24:18 PM »

Quote from: Turtle on March 10, 2009, 05:14:01 AM

Sounds likes Bones a bit, which is a good thing.

I'm actually enjoying this a lot more than what I've seen of Bones lately.
This and Mentalist are the two that I've really been enjoying, followed by the about to end Life on Mars.

Castle is more campy and unabashed at being witty than Bones is. The leads have great chemistry together, IMO. Castle's mother is hysterical and the daughter works great as a sounding board for Castle, much in the same way as Judd Hirsch's character on Numbers does. The only downside I see at the moment (which is easily fixable) is that the other cops are completely generic (aside from the chief, who is funny as heck). This could certainly be intentional, though.

Honestly, I think the show is exceptionally strong out of the gate, moreso than any show I've seen in a very long time. Hopefully it will continue to improve from here.
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« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2009, 01:51:05 PM »

The show is utterly ridiculous (letting a civilian interrogate a suspect?  try getting THAT confession to stick in a court of law.), full of holes you could fly Serenity through...and still have room for the Enterprise, and completely addictive. 

And it's all due to Fillion.  The guy's hilarious.  I don't watch the show for a cohesive story or a challenging plot, I watch it in the same way I watch Monk...it's a character driven series that derives 99.9 percent of its charm from one person. 
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« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2009, 09:53:38 PM »

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« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2009, 01:43:03 AM »

I like the interaction between him and his daughter. Good parent and normal child. Finally. Glad we dont have to put up with a whiney pouty emo kid who is like that just because her dad is famous.
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« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2009, 01:49:59 AM »

Quote from: Daehawk on April 02, 2009, 01:43:03 AM

I like the interaction between him and his daughter. Good parent and normal child. Finally. Glad we dont have to put up with a whiney pouty emo kid who is like that just because her dad is famous.

Nah, she's clearly the stabilizing force holding things together.
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« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2009, 08:26:46 PM »

Finally caught the first two episodes last night. Wifey and I both liked it quite a bit.

I'm guessing that means it won't be back.
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« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2009, 08:32:20 PM »

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on June 09, 2009, 08:26:46 PM

Finally caught the first two episodes last night. Wifey and I both liked it quite a bit.

I'm guessing that means it won't be back.

It's coming back. 
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« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2009, 08:33:06 PM »

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on June 09, 2009, 08:26:46 PM

Finally caught the first two episodes last night. Wifey and I both liked it quite a bit.

I'm guessing that means it won't be back.

You would be wrong.

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« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2009, 09:02:20 PM »

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on June 09, 2009, 08:26:46 PM

Finally caught the first two episodes last night. Wifey and I both liked it quite a bit.

I saw two random episodes a couple weeks ago and I agree with hepcat, Nathan Fillion is freakin awesome.
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