Last night I watched Castle on tv for the first time. Not sure how I missed this one. For those of you who haven’t heard of this novelist crime fighter, ABC describes the show as:
… 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.
It hooked me enough that I went back to watch the pilot episode, but could only find the first 13 minutes of it online. I know I’ll go back for more. There’s also a novel out now by "Richard Castle" and I’m interested in seeing how it does. The show was cute and clever (nice touch using real authors), but I’d really like to know how many authors are asked to autograph women’s breasts.
And, if you had the chance to hang around real cops and solve mysteries…would you? I mean really, with dead bodies and everything.
Bottom Line: I’ll stick with the books and occasional tv show…no real life stuff for me.