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17 March 2009 @ 02:04 am
Castle ... ep two, and the love affair continues  
Once again, another thoroughly enjoyable episode of Castle. Man, I hope the ratings fall isn't too drastic and that this has a chance. I really enjoy it.

Just some random comments ...

- I'm finding that I like Beckett (and Stana Katik's performance) even more. There's a steely strength about her, paired with a believable smarts. I like her lots. And Katik has a great sense of comic timing. Her "duh" was just perfect! Perfectly timed, perfectly delivered.

- Nathan Fillion continues to be too adorable for words.

- There were a lot of little sublte moments in this one again too. It's a shallow, broad romantic dramedy/mystery on the surface, but there are these little moments that just make these characters feel more real. It's nothing in your face, it's natural. It feels like everyone (except for his daughter) is wearing a mask now and only infrequently do we get to see behind that mask. It's nicely done.

- Hee! Castle referenced One Life to Live as inspiring his first novel. OLTL is the soap opera that Fillion was on (and he was mighty good on that, if I do say so).

- I thought out thinking that again the mysteries weren't really anything but background noise to hang the character/relationship stuff on (as I said last week, much like Moonlighting -- and on that note, that may be partly why I love this so much. This show's is Moonlighting's heir apparent like no other show I've seen. It has the same sass and smarts, opposites attract, but with that connection that let you know that underneath they're a lot more alike than you'd suspect, heart and subtle play). Anyhoo. I was thinking the same thing about the mystery this time around, when lo and behold, I was surprised both times by who the killer was NOT! Good job, show.

- It was great how Castle just started talking about the neighbors, and then zeroed in on 8B and then weaving this story about him. Then at the end, the police chief wanting them to check out who's in that apartment, hee!

- All in all, again, I just really, really ENJOY this show. It's fun and quirky and silly and fluffy and Fillion and Katic sure do have chemistry.
bastetseyebastetseye on March 17th, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
You don't think the daughter is wearing a mask? See I find a teenager that is allowed to stay up till 11 that wants to go to bed earlier, a little suspicious.

Than again maybe thats the cynic in me, as Castle does seem to be a great father, maybe she's the last well adjusted teenager!

I loved the police chief and how easily Castle managed to freak him (and the other cops to a lesser degree) out about mister make believe sociopath in 8B!
Arabian: Donna Noblearabian on March 17th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think the daughter isn't, but now that you say it? Man, I hope not.

Ooh, I have to edit that into my post! I LOVED that part, how he started out just talking and then wove it into written form. It was awesome!!
bastetseyebastetseye on March 17th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
I hope not too. How quickly paranoia spreads, LOL!

It would be more of a twist on the telly medium if she turned out to genuinely be a good honest teenager (one who's not a mary sue, as despite thinking she might not be all she seems, if she is, she's still got sassyness that stops her from being a boring teenager).

Yeah, NF did a good job in that scene, as did the director, and the soundtrack guy, even though I knew what he was doing, I still got chills down my spine!
Arabian: Rose and Donnaarabian on March 17th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
Ooh, soundtrack! That reminds me did you catch that during the autopsy they had this intense, thriller music playing and then it stopped when Castle made the sex-life quip, and then once she gave her reaction look ... the intense, thriller music started up again. Cracked me up!
bastetseyebastetseye on March 17th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
Ooh, no! Oh, well, just an excuse for a rewatch! I'm gonna have to find out who did the sound editting because I'm really loving it.

I can see myself getting really into Castle, especially as I'm fast getting fed up with Bones.
Ashley Rae: TGAAG_Johnny_Happy Danceloves_bitch1301 on March 19th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
I particullarly enjoyed the part where Castle told Beckett he brought his daughter there all the time. I love how surprised she was that he was so involved in his daughter's up bringing.

Oh and apartment 8B! That entire scene was brilliant.

I also thought Sarah Drew did a fantastic job with that knife scene. It was creepy and yet sweet all at the same time.