“Castle” the TV Series

Not sure if any of you have been watching ABC’s new drama, “Castle” but it’s quite a thrill to watch.  I’m not sure if I’m attracted to it because of the acting, storylines or that the main character is a horror author, such as myself.  No matter what the reason, I’m enjoying the show very much and would suggest if you haven’t seen it yet, to check it out. 

About the TV Series “Castle” :

Castle is a 1 hour witty drama based on a famous crime and horror novelist who helps the NYPD homicide department solve crimes.

Richard “Rick” Castle [Nathan Fillion], a rock star of the literary world, is suffering from a case of writers block after killing off the main character in his novels and is struggling to come up with a replacement.

Castle had grown weary of having it all, “fame, fans and females”, when he was approached by the attractive Detective Kate Beckett [Stana Katic] of the NYPD to help catch the copy-cat killer staging murders based on scenes from his novels.

Castle is not a traditional investigator and his approach to solving the crimes conflicts with Beckett’s conservative approach leading to much tension and a hint of romance.

Keeping Castle grounded are his mother [Susan Sullivan], teenage daughter Alexis [Molly C. Quinn], poker playing friends James Patterson, Sue Grafton, and Stephen King and his ex wife Gina [Monet Mazur] who is also his editor.

Ruben Santiago-Hudson will play the Police Chief.

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 two people having fun together and engaging in witty banter.

Castle is directed by Rob Bowman whose credits include Day Break, Night Stalker and X-Files and is produced by Andrew Marlowe, Armyan Bernstein, Laurie Zaks and Rob Bowman.”

To learn more about the show, the cast and when it airs in your viewing area you can visit the show’s website, here.


Oh, if you’re in the mood to read instead of watching about a horror writer, visit the Storefront to buy my novel, Night School.  If it’s your first time visiting my site and would like to learn what Night School is all about, click here.


2 thoughts on ““Castle” the TV Series

  1. I caught the first episode last week. I was impressed. There was the somewhat familiar set-up of the male/female roles (ala Moonlighting), but it was pretty fresh with the female cop and male writer. I was especially intrigued with how the writer “helped” from time to time, but also that his specific experiences had limits. Funny stuff.
    It’ll be worth checking out again.

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