Since the third season of Castle hasn''t started yet. Let''s have discussions about the show. Nathan Fillion is wonderful at playing Richard Castle. Stana Katic does a great job playing Det. Kate Beckett. Susan Sullivan is wonderful playing Richard Castle''s mother. Molly Quinn is great at playing his daughter.%0D\
What does anyone on here think of the show?
Love the show, love him (he''s got a James Garner-ish quality about him) and think Stana Katic is drop dead gorgeous.
That''s all I got
I''ve tried watching it because I love Nathan but I just couldn''t get past the hokey idea of a writer being allowed on police cases. I can see maybe allowing him to see crime scenes but he''s involved in interrogations and arrests. I can''t suspend my disbelief enough to enjoy it. Its just cheesy & cliched. Moonlighting did it better in the 80s.
Thanks for the responses, r2 & r3.
[quote]I can''t suspend my disbelief enough to enjoy it. %0D\
You must be a delight to be around.
I hope that the third season will get even better ratings now that Castle was able to get a third season after a successful second season.
Love the show and the only one I watched religiously.
I loved the shout-out to "Firefly" last fall... going dressed as a "Space Cowboy" for Halloween, and the FireFly theme played in the background. %0D\
I love the little touches like that!%0D
I''d watch anything with Nathan in it, because he''s so damn cute.\
I hate detective TV shows, though. the plots are predictable, even the "twists", like the private school murder episode, where you just knew they conspired, because, in TV-land, private school kids and upper class husbands and wives are always the murderer.\
But yet, Nathan''s in it, and it''s lighthearted.\
But frankly, I''d much rather watch hours of Nathan being spanked bare-assed, by anyone.
I really hope the show continues to grow. That goes for all of the cast including Nathan and Stana.
Stana''s hair looks longer.
It certainly does. She''s been growing her hair during the whole summer. After all, she had just finished a movie called "For Lovers Only" a while ago.
Very, very dumb concept. I wanted to like it, because Fillion''s cute and Susan Sullivan''s funny and I love crime shows. But I don''t like Stana Katic at all... or maybe I just dislike the character she plays intensely.\
I''m completely over the Very Special Episodes (usually cliffhangers, but not always) where the main characters are themselves in dire peril, and one realizes he/she loves the other. I''m pretty much over all straight romances mucking up otherwise-OK shows.\
And R5 sounds like the prick, not R3.
Increasingly, more than hot Nathan Fillion, Jon Huertas has become my fave. I bet he throws a mean fuck!
I like Fillion but show is boring.%0D\
Why did you say that, r28?
I don''t watch it a lot, but I agree about Susan Sullivan''s hair color. That red is awful.\
I like all the characters; however, the plots are terribly cliched.\
I thought I read Castle was back with his ex, so that the cop was going to get her own love interest this coming season?\
We need to see Castle coming out of the shower or waking up without a pajama top once in a while.
OP/R29, please learn to quote. Either use quotes, or the quote tag, or SOMETHING to distinguish between what you''re actually typing, and what you''re responding to. Or better yet, no need to duplicate the text if you''re responding immediately (the next message or two), just reference the post with the reply number, like I did in the first line of this reply.
Please do not insult me, r32.
Educating you is not insulting you.%0D
What I did with the quotes was copying it and pasting it before I posted, r32.%0D\
Don''t be such an asshole.
Thanks for posting the fall preview, OP. I don''t like Stana Katic''s hair long. She has a great face for short curly hair, like she had the first season. \
I''m glad ABC stuck with the show rather than dumping it quickly like usually happens in network TV when something doesn''t catch on immediately. I also like that they showed it Saturday evenings during the summer. I wasn''t watching it and actually found it on Saturday.
Hey OP \
How long have you been doing research/PR for the show?\
I''m just a fan of the show, r37. I don''t work for ABC. I am just a fan. That''s all.%0D\
You''re welcome, r36.
OP/R35, trying to help you be understood isn''t being an asshole. Being able to distinguish between text you copied/pasted and what you type is important for understanding your posts. %0D\
Why are you reacting in such a negative way when someone is simply informing you that it would help if you put QUOTES around text you''re quoting, so it''s clear that you''re not typing/expressing that idea? Or suggesting you use the "quote" tag (see the Help link at the top of the Thread Watcher)?%0D\
Do you always attack people who try to help you? And you''re calling ME an asshole? Fascinating.%0D\
You''re very touchy, OP. Calm down. I fail to see how you think R32 was insulting you. He just suggested you use the quote tag so the rest of us could understand what it is you are responding to.
Back to the thread?
I''m glad that ABC stuck with the show as well. I was afraid that Castle would have been taken off the air. I believe that ABC had faith in the show and that''s why it is still around. It is nothing like anything on the tube these days.%0D\
Nathan Fillion does have a James Garner type of quality to him. Stana Katic knows her character well enough that she doesn''t have to try too hard anymore.
I can''t wait until the show starts their next season next month.
Huge Castle Fan
Me too, love their chemistry together and think everyone really fits together well. It''s one of my must watch shows.
Here''s an interview of Stana Katic on the Kilborn Show.
I guess all of the Castle fans on here have left the building.
"I guess all of the Castle fans on here have left the building."\
There were only two or three in the first place. I like Nathan and Susan Sullivan, and the show is fine with halfway decent writing, but the chemistry is lacking mainly because of the female lead. It''s not "must see TV" for me, but I do catch it when I happen upon it.
Maggie making a half turn towards the camera
Great point there, r51.
Mmm. huerta is sitting so close to Fillion! I bet they play footsie during the whole panel, then go up to their hotel room and spank each other''s hot muscle butts!
Very funny, r53.
Here''s another video of Nathan Fillion at Comic-Con.
Who will watch the season premiere opening for the third season on Sept. the 20th?
Count me in as being one watching it and not taping it.
[quote]Stana Katic does a great job playing Det. Kate Beckett.\
No. No she doesn''t. She was marginally better in season two than she was in the first season, but she continues to be the show''s weak link. She has no chemistry with Fillion at all. You could see the difference when Dana Delaney showed up for a guest spot. If only SHE had been cast opposite Fillion, the show would be truly great.
I got season 1, disc 1, from Netflix the other day. I was surprised that I didn''t really care for it. It was okay, but only okay. I like Nathan Fillion, but the show just didn''t click for me.
I get what you''re saying, r58.%0D\
Then again, if Dana Delaney had been casted as Det. Kate Beckett instead of Stana Katic. It would be even more a better show.
Huge Castle Fan
Why didn''t Castle click for you, r59?
I''m not really sure R61. I expected to enjoy it, but I didn''t find it very funny, or all that interesting. I didn''t believe the relationship between the two leads either, it just felt flat and blah. Maybe as others have said, there''s no chemistry there.\
I think the only point I chuckled was when the grandmother spotted an old man at a party with no wedding ring and said "My graydar just went off." Other than that, no laughs.\
And as much as I like Nathan Fillion, I found Richard Castle to be just too smug and full of himself.
Nathan''s large nose does it for me.
You''ve got a point there, r59. I appreciate the honesty.
R62, you might want to give it a little chance. Most shows take a while to "get going", and I like Castle a lot more now than I did when it first started.%0D\
Honestly, I only really kept watching because of Nathan at first. Now I actually enjoy it. It''s not a great show by any means, but it''s better than most of the dreck on TV.%0D\
I would have a problem not wanting to have nasal sex with Fillion.
I''m really hoping that the third season will be even better than the last one. Will Hawaii Five-O beat Castle in the ratings this fall? I hope not.
Who likes Susan Sullivan on here? She does a wonderful job playing Rick Castle''s mother.
Hey, Castle fanatic, ABC is bringing back reruns starting at 9 CDT this evening.
LOVE her, R69!%0D
Me too, r72. I think she''s hilarious.
Who has some behind the secenes gossip for the third season of Castle? Anybody on here work on the show behind the scenes?
Sorry to derail the thread but I have to ask, anyone know who the blonde is who Nathan went to the Emmys with? I thought he was still with his girlfriend but it looks like they''ve broken up.
It''s the same blonde woman he went to the Iron Man 2 premiere with. I guess he and Darla Delgado broke up. Too bad, she seemed cool.
I might give Hawaii Five-O remake a chance as well. I just hope CBS doesn''t drop it after a few weeks because CBS has been promoting the hell out of it.%0D\
I will always have a soft spot for Castle.
I loved it when Susan Sullivan''s character "went on the Facetube" and tried to hook up with an old beau.
That was a great one too, r80.
Is this season premier the best episode ever, or what? I''m loving it, and it''s not even half over yet!
I loved how they were all giving him a hard time about not calling. I don''t like the new do for the Detective, like her hair shorter.
Goddam, I want Jon Huertas to fuck me upside down and over and over.
Oh please! Oh please Castle insider give us an update.
HOLY CRAP! WHAT A SEASON FINALE!
Indeed. It''s almost like they didn''t think they''d be renewed ... but why would they think that?%0D\
Clearly they''re going to pull some cheap stuff in the first episode of next season to get Castle and Becket back together and on the force.%0D\
But yeah, it was an awesome episode and a great way to go out.%0D
Maybe now Jon Huertas will have more time to spend...showering, or changing in and out of clothes...or SPANKING!
The finale was great, but I have to agree that Stana Katic has very little chemistry with Fillion. I''m not sure what it is. Part of me thinks they don''t write her character very well, and another thinks she is playing her as very cold. I buy that his character is in love with her, but I don''t think she''s in love with him. If you watch some of the behind the scenes on you tube or some of the comic con clips, they have much more chemistry in "real life" than their characters.\
She''s drop dead gorgeous but they need to humanize her more on the show. Have her get drunk or something. She just seems like a cold fish, pillow princess.
So... did the chief want off the show or something?%0D\
Fillion is just too fat. And he''s getting fatter. I worry he''s turning into another Vincent D''Onofrio who despite his career hanging on it just kept expanding until finally they had to shoot every scene from across the Hudson or East River just to get all of his fat ass in the frame when he''d do his sideways-looking-at-the-suspect-crazily-to-make-him-crack thing.\
Please cut down on the chicken skin, Nathan. I hear that''s about all he eats is fried chicken skin from fast food places. They bring in the buckets and he peels off the skins and rolls it up and down it all goes. It''s a sickness.
That shoot out in the airplane hanger was so poorly written...none of the characters did what you would expect...\
The bad guy-super killers didn''t get there early...4 of them walk in and get shot by one guy.\
Beckett doesn''t insist on helping with the shoot-out. Castle can man-handle her off stage.\
Out of character.\
Also...Fake shooting at the end to flush out the superbad guy?
Castle, what''s a Castle?
Hawaii 5-0 fan
I disagree, r96. I think the hanger scene was pretty good. Becket was screaming to help the Captain with the shoot out and it was only because Castle carried her off that she was stopped. I think this episode was all about role reversal for the characters. Suddenly Castle, who is usually weak when it comes to Beckett and lets her do whatever she wants, stands up to her in his earlier dialog AND in the fact that he picked her ass up and carried her away. It was finally time for him to show his strong side with her and he did.
And it was the first time we've seen Beckett break down like that and completely lose it by begging the Captain for the name and for him not to sacrifice himself.
I didn't have a problem with the four guys getting shot. They weren't expecting the Captain to go against them so when he started shooting, they were caught off guard. They expected him to hand over Beckett instead of his family.
I think the episode marked a major turning point for the show in terms of the relationship between the leads (even though their chemistry is not believable). I think the shooting at the end was real and not staged to flush out the bad guy. Of course, because Beckett was drifting off at the end, she won't remember Castle telling her he loved her. Which is good. I hope they don't get them together or if they do, they do it in a way that won't ruin the show.
I won''t be believed, but I suspected the chief of having some ulterior motive months ago.\
Huertas, take your clothes off, Papi!
[quote]Please cut down on the chicken skin, Nathan. I hear that''s about all he eats is fried chicken skin from fast food places. They bring in the buckets and he peels off the skins and rolls it up and down it all goes. It''s a sickness.\
Having done some of the on set catering I can tell you that what you hear is WRONG. \
While I can''t say he has never eaten chicken skin in his life on a daily basis he is not doing so, on the set anyway. \
From what I have noticed his is a big meat and cheese eater. He loves cheese and takes a lot as well as some of any and all meat on the buffet. \
Cheese is very high fat.
Am I the only one loving the new season?!?
No, R101--I'm loving it, too.
I want Esposito and Ryan to get naked and have mind-melting sex. Esposito would undoubtedly be sinking that big brown pinga into Ryan's hungry hole.
I love Nathan but I agree, he's pudging out a bit. He can carry off not being an eight pack guy and still being hot, but he needs to lose a bit. I worry he's a drunk, because that's the other thing that adds the pounds.
Sex with him would be funny and hot.
Not enough shots of Huertas' body, of course.
So far I'm pretty disappointed in the new season. There is less humor between Becket and Castle, less give and take like Nick and Nora Charles. I'm also bored to tears by the trials and tribulations of Castles daughter. The only bright spot is still Susan Sullivan as his mother. They haven't messed with her character too much and no one can put you down faster than your mother. And what is with the new black bitch captain. I hate her! She is snide, domineering, clueless and rude. They need to gang up on her and bitch slap her until she sees the light.
Why does Castle's mother (Susan "Half Turn" Sullivan) speak with a mid-Atlantic, Norma Shearer accent while Castle speaks with a flat American accent? I know both Norma and Nathan Fillion are Canadian.
I loved last season.
But I'm finding the show this season a little too silly.
I have 3 eps on my DVR and stopped one of them halfway through and watched something else.
I'm not dying to go back and finish it.
I love it.
The scene in the elevator with the swat members and the muzak playing... that was hilarious.
I just want Nathan to hit the gym, so I can return to lusting after him.
Is Stana Katic still behaving badly?
Hey Fillion fans, check out this photograph: The policeman to the far right looks like Nathan!
I haven't watched it at all this season or last season.
I've been getting into Hawaii Five-O a lot more these days.
Former Huge Castle Fan
r112, me, too. H50 is just a much better show.
Castle is still great, and I still watch it every week.
Castle is a good show. TOTALLY implausible that Beckett would recover so quickly after what happened at the end of last season, but I'm willing to suspend disbelief. I also like Thick Nathan. I just wish he wouldn't wear so many sports coats so I could see more of that ass.
R106, you might have something there. I wasn't enjoying this season as much and couldn't put my finger on it. I like the daughter a lot, but prefer her to interact with her father. I could care less about college and the boyfriend. His mother has gotten a bit stale, too. I think she needs some better lines or a wild new adventure. And the dynamics with Castle and Beckett aren't as feisty as they were. It has become a bit ho-hum. Frankly, that captain should have transferred him to another department for half a dozen episodes, so they'd have to meet secretly to discuss the cases. Then the whole thing could blow up in the captain's face and she could be transferred for good.
Where are the new episodes? I'm missing the show.
Mildly entertaining, but Nathan is beginning to pack on the pounds and starting to look a little porky.
So true, r120.
Castle is not doing so well in the ratings right now.
Castle was back last night... what, no Castle love?
Anyone love the pot-boiler 40's noire episode? Or was it just me?
The Blue Butterfly
It was a good attempt to counter the ratings for the premiere of that Fame-type show with Angelica Huston.
A fun episode; Jon Huertas got me hot and bothered, again.
Holy fuck what a cliff-hanger!!!
Jon Huertas needs to grab my ankles and fuck me until I beg him to stop. Spoiler alert: I won't.
That was quite the cliffhanger…..I hate the darker ones, though. I like the more Moonlighting-ish ones.
Also, someone needs to tell the HW/creator to "move it along, Toots."
I get that they didn't want to have them do it in the first few seasons…but pretty soon no one will give a shit if Kate and Rick ever do it.
Shit got to happen.
(Still hoping that Esposito rides Ryan's hole repeatedly. On camera.)
Is this the fucking best episode ever?
(okay, yeah, it's ridiculous and over-the-top, but it's still fun and gripping)
It's gripping alright, R128.
I have never watched this show before but I tuned in because Jennifer Beals was going to be on it. Those two episodes were very good, specially the second part.
For the most part this season has disappointed me. I loved the quirky relationship between Castle and Beckett and they are ruining it with their flirtation into a serious relationship. They ought to know that the two of them getting together would be disasterous.
R106 I agree I hate the black female captain. What a fucking bitch! They need to soften her character or dump her asap. With Castle losing his daughter to college they need to bring more of Susan Sullivan into the episodes. I love her character and want to see more and different sides to her.
Can we just make this the Official Jon Huertas Is Hot As Fuck thread?
I haven't watched Castle since the second season. From what I'm hearing that the writers are trying to get Rick Castle and Kate Beckett together. I felt they should have kept the characters at bay.
I wouldn't be surprised if the show gets cancelled after the fifth season.
"they need to bring more of Susan Sullivan into the episodes. I love her character and want to see more and different sides to her."
Haven't you seen all sides to her? After all, she did patent the opening credit twist on "Falcon Crest".
They should have never killed off Capt. Roy Montgomery.
R132, it would not be a disaster. Bones did it with great success.
Why do you think that r138?
Are the cast members from Bones jealous of the cast members from Castle?
The show has shifted in tone in the last season and a half, I think. Maybe as NF and SK's mutual off-screen loathing has grown, their chemistry has suffered, unlike Bruce and Cybill. I just don't buy the sexual tension between them anymore and this season kind of lost me.
I happen to agree with you, r141. Even though I didn't stick around for the third and fourth season of Castle. I felt the show was about to get repetitive. NF and SK have been doing interviews seperately most of the time. They still do the "Comic Con" route and stuff. In time one of the cast members will be glad when the show is over for good. My two cents.
I watch it but am more lukewarm than I was. The sexy banter is definitely missing among other things. The writers seem to know better than to bring them together, though. One is about to get involved and the other backs off for some reason. Then things switch. But for some reason, I'm just not as interested. I'll see the new season but maybe not as regularly. The thrill is gone, I think, like some relationships that start out with promise, but just never materialize and then the individuals just drift away.
Great point, r144.
Like I said in several posts back. I only watched the first and second season. I didn't watch the third and the fourth season of the show because I was investing in watching the remake of Hawaii Five-O. If it hadn't been for the remake of H5-O I would have been watching. Then again, I didn't want to see the same thing over and over whether Rick Castle and Kate Beckett get together or not. Plus, it would have drained me as a viewer.
I was sad to find out that Capt. Roy Montgomery got killed off the show. He was one of my favorite characters on the show.
I believe that Nathan Fillion out of everyone else will be a major star. The rest of them will be working actors.
Nathan a big star?
with that shape?
the dude looks like he is in his 50's
the only ones in that cast..that can become a big star is Stana and Molly no one else!
Stana is more of a supporting actress than a lead actress.
Why does the media compare Castle to Bones?
supporting actress? she actually has more screentime than nathan. whether you think she's good or not, you can't deny she does all the heavy work on the show. nathan is just playing himself (in fact his brother said the same)
what is unfair is one his paid more than the other but that's nothing new in tv biz...
Great point, r151.
Supporting Actress? yeah right..she own the damn show and have the dramatic work in her shoulders!
Don't call me an idiot, r154.
[quote]Can we just make this the Official Jon Huertas Is Hot As Fuck thread?
He was so hot when he was on "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" as a witch-hunter. He had so much chemistry with the guy that played Sabrina's boyfriend Harvey.
When Stephen J. Cannell died in 2010, the writing on Castle suffered.
R159 Nothing to do with cannell, he didn't have any creative input, he just guested on the show. no the big mistake is letting Marlowe run the ship. the man did a fine job for the pilot, then jose molina and some good writers quitted, and he thought he could do a good job, too much focus on the procedural (which isn't there forte since its a dramedy) and secondary characters. also they have the worst writers now, an untalented wardrobe designer thanks to budget cuts...the only good thing is rob bowman. they had a chance to start new this year by putting Castle and Beckett together, but they chickened out leaving the relationship part off screen.
Anybody home this morning?
Beckett and Castle need to break up. They're the most boring couple on television.
Ryan and Esposito need to get together. They're obviously in love.
Is it true that Stana and Nathan don't get along in real life?
R164 I think they are just two different people, with different interests. Jon Huertas said Stana does not have a mean bone in her body. Victor (Josh) got along with them both but he said Nathan acts like a 12 year old. Said he was very playful. Josh used the words interesting and amazing when describing Stana. Jon and Tamala Jones have used the same words to describe her. Victor said that she is very, very smart. She was pre- international law in school as well as Astrophyic ( or something heavy like that). According to her interviews she is more diverse in her interests. She is a world traveler. Her interests involve exploring different cultures. Nathan seems to be the 'boy next door'. He was going to be a teacher. They probably have little in common. All the guest stars said that when Stana is working she is very professional and is as serious as a heart attack. Nathan and Stana would probably bore each other after they've said good morning.