Saturday, April 25, 2009

Saturday Night at the Movies or TV Screen

Besides reading, I love TV and movies. So, I decided to start my own Saturday meme dedicated to TV and/or movies. Every Saturday I'll talk about a TV show or movie that I enjoyed during the past week or maybe one that I'm looking forward to in the coming week. If anyone would like to participate, please feel free. You can use the button above and comment here with the link to your post. There are no rules, it's more about sharing what we watch on TV or movies (DVDs, too!).

This week I'm going to talk about the new show on ABC "Castle" starring Nathan Fillion. It's a show about a popular mystery writer who assists the police in different crimes. What attracted me to this show was both the premise and the star, Nathan Fillion. I love reading mysteries, so a TV show about a mystery writer was perfect for me. I've always liked Nathan Fillion since I saw him as a teen on the soap "One Life To Live".

Fillion and his co-star, Stana Katic, work so well together. They have a great chemistry and there are many hints of sexual tension. Sometimes on screen couples just need that sexual tension without anything really happening to keep your interest going. This week's show definitely had that chemistry and sexual tension going on as they were thrown together for a glamorous benefit with Kate Beckett (Katic) looking amazing and Richard Castle (Fillion) not looking too shabby either in tux.

Some of the scenes that I really feel enjoyable is when Castle tries to help the police and is always throwing possibilities at them as it would appear in a novel. As we all know, real life doesn't always go the way of novels, but then sometimes they very much do.

This week Castle was asked by the police about why he calls the suspects "perps". Castle innocently asked if that wasn't what they called them, too. The police laughed and proceeded to give him 20+ other names they use instead of "perps".

Castle also has a teenage daughter who lives with him as well as a mother. The mother is played brilliantly by Susan Sullivan. I love how she drives Castle crazy :)

With all new show, it's a cliffhanger to know if they will be back next season. I don't think Castle has been a true ratings success but I'm hoping ABC will give it a chance. It's something different. The first episode cleverly used real authors playing themselves and interacting with Castle as one of their peers - James Patterson and Stephen J. Cannell. Cute idea.

Check out the promo below to get a taste of the show for yourself.

What TV show or movie caught your attention this week?


  1. Okay, I'm convinced we are TV soul sisters! First Fringe, and now Castle - my new favorite show! I've loved Nathan Fillion since we watched Firefly, and I love him in this. Do you watch Bones, too? The humor/chemistry is very similar.

  2. This is a great idea! I watch too much TV. I haven't seen this show yet but it does look good. There's so many new shows starting all during the year, on cable too. They're hard to keep up with! I like Fringe, NCIS, The Closer, Burn Notice, In Plain Sight, and more for dramas. I like the sarcastic humor. Comedies are always a good thing and so are the shows on TLC.

  3. Carrie - That's too funny! Castle is my new favorite show, too! I love it and Nathan Fillion is so good in the role. I love his humor. No, I've never watched Bones but I did get the season 1 DVDs. So, if I ever find free time, I'm going to watch it. I've heard wonderful things about it.

    Wrighty - I watch way too much TV too. I've never watched The Closer, but I watch all the others you mentioned. Burn Notice, In Plain Sight, NCIS (love Mark Harmon!) and Fringe.

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  5. This is one I like too. I especially like the scenes with Castle and his daughter. So sweet. It is a fun show. I started watching because I loved him in Firefly and Serenity. :)

  6. Desert Rose - Thank you so much!

    Mari - The scenes with Castle and his daughter are rally wonderful. I like them, too. I never saw Firefly, but I do have the DVDs and will eventually get to it.

  7. It probably won't last because I like it! I swear I am the kiss of death to a tv show. Although Leverage and Burn Notice are coming back and I love those shows. Castle is a great show, the character chemistry just flows naturally. Stop by and pick up the You don't say award I've just given you.

  8. Thank you so much, Kaye!

    That's how I'm feeling, the shows I enjoy seem to be leaving us this season - Boston Legal, Life on Mars and soon Prison Break.

  9. I've never seen this show, but have a friend who LOVES it. She keeps telling me I need to watch it...


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