Castle (seasons 1 – 4)

{5/5} “Did you know in the original Greek, ‘tragedy’ literally means ‘goat song’? I know, doesn’t make much sense to me either. Whatever that first story was, I can’t help but think bad things must have happened to that goat.”

Castle seasons 1 – 4, aired in 2009-12

I started watching Castle because of Nathan Fillion, whom I loved in Firefly, Serenity, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

Richard Castle (Fillion) is a mystery writer who partners with Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) in order to do research for his books — they make a good team catching murderers. They also find themselves attracted to each other. Ryan (Seamus Dever) and Esposito (Jon Huertas) are detectives they work with closely. Alexis (Molly C. Quinn) is Castle’s teenage daughter and Martha (Susan Sullivan) is his mother — both of them live with him.

Fillion and Katic are the stars of the show, but the rest of the cast is also amazing — I’ve certainly wished for them to have longer scenes on occasion. The dialogue is clever and each character gets to be witty.

The show is very funny but it also has its serious moments — they are dealing with murders, after all. In particular, Beckett’s mother’s murder sometimes comes up. You can watch individual episodes and enjoy them but there is a bit of a story arc and I encourage you to watch it from the beginning.

The best episode ever? At the moment, I’d have to say the most recent one — the fourth season finale.

The series was created by Andrew W. Marlowe (writer of Air Force One).

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