I heart Nathan Fillion. Really, we could just end the review there and I would have said enough. I’ve loved Nathan since he was Oh Captain My Captain on Firefly.
But…here’s the funny thing – I don’t like watching Castle live. Maybe it has to do with the fact that my mom seems to call right in the middle of the show, so I miss what’s going on. Or, maybe it’s all the commericals selling me junk I don’t want. Either way, the show always seemed to loose me around the second commercial break. Luckily, though, the library has the first two seasons of this sneakily-likable show on DVD (and the third one is on the way).
Basic premise: Fillion (who was an English major in real life) is mystery writer Rick Castle and he is shadowing NYPD Detective Kate Beckett in order to base in next character, Nikki Heat on her. He’s charmingly boyish and she’s all business – sounds like a great match-up, right?
In addition to the show, we also get to read Castle’s actual books (Heat Wave & Naked Heat). A third book, Heat Rises, is due out in a few weeks. I’ve only read the first one, and it wasn’t great, but it was a kinda fun tie-in to the show. No one’s said what author is behind them, but just between you and me, I think it’s Fillion living out every English major’s fantasy.
Because of my love for the Great Nate, not too long ago I decided to try Castle again. And, to my surprise, I’m really enjoying it. Being able to watch a whole episode and pause it when I need to seems to help me stay in the story line. There’s nothing life-changingly fabulous about it – the show is just good entertaining TV.
And sometimes you need a little entertainment.