Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

My (TV) Guilty Pleasure

I have a confession to make.

I'm a huge fan of Castle.


I started watching it as an accident a few years ago, because it would come on immediately after another show I watched (which I'm not comfortable disclosing here). Anyway, it got to the point where I became a faithful viewer.


The show revolves around a handsome, charming superstar best-selling novelist, Richard Castle, who writes murder mysteries. Basically, a younger, hotter James Patterson. He gets permission from his buddy, the New York City mayor, to accompany the gorgeous, tough NYPD detective, Kate Beckett on her job. Together, they solve crimes and fall in love.

In other words, it's like a romantic comedy meets Law & Order.


I'm not gonna lie. The material is fluff. It's not a serious cop show. The characters are all very likable and quirky. The crimes always revolve around something fun or exotic or interesting. Like, murders happening at a science fiction convention, ballet company, or even in the 1940s. And the show pokes fun at pop culture phenoms like Kim Kardashian, Dancing with the Stars, and zombie walks.


But it is the two main actors which really make this show a must-see for me.


Nathan Fillion plays Castle, and I find him soooo sexy. In his role as the millionaire author single-father playboy, he is so cute and funny and charming. I have such a crush on this guy. I wouldn't mind spending my entire work day with him, that's for sure.



And as for Stana Katic, who plays Detective Beckett, let's just say I'm shocked this woman is real. Not only is she drop dead gorgeous, but in real-life, she is fluent in Serbian, French, English, and Italian. She plays the guitar. She's an environmental activist. She dabbles in archery. She has a beautiful singing voice. Oh, and she's a songwriter.


The chemistry between the two characters is electric. There's something special there. Like, you can tell the two must be friends in real life, because the warmth between them is delightfully genuine.

It's just such a good show.

Do you watch Castle?

23 comments:

Meri said...

I like castle too, but don't watch it enough. Have you seen CBS's "Elementary"? It's a sherlock holmes series but it reminds me a lot of castle, with Lucy Liu.

Shybiker said...

I've never seen it, but have heard good reviews. I'll give it a look on your recommendation.

We all have, and need, guilty pleasures. There's no need to explain or justify them. Enjoyment is enjoyment.

beingFab said...

I started watching Castle accidentally too, but then got hooked!!The crime solving does appear too convenient at times, but nothing matters when Rick Castle is on screen!!

Couture Carrie said...

Sounds awesome... will have to check it out!

xoxox,
CC

P.S. Fab birthday - you are such a dear to ask :)

Swarnali said...

Who doesn't like Castle?? :P I do agree that the crime solving gets a li'l too smooth at times but who cares...I am too busy ogling at Richard Castle :P

Josie said...

Jen... It doesn't count as a "guilty pleasure" if it's a legitimate show that's still on TV and critics love. Mine include "Felicity," "Greek," and, oh, the beloved "Sweet Valley High."
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Sherin said...

If I could marry Nathan Fillion, I would. I tried to get into it, then 4 episodes in I realised I had no idea what was going on and that I had pretty much been staring into Nathan Fillion's gorgeous eyes and not paying attention. Need to get back into!

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

Hahahaha...I love this too :)) Seriously, we are addicted here. I randomly found it starting here in the UK and we decided to watch it. At first, I was like 'hmmm...', but the charm of Castle drew me in and now we're hooked ;) I was waiting all the series for them to realise they had chemistry. And the mother is hysterical :) I am following Nathan Fillion on Twitter, that's how crazy I am!! I even tweeted him once when he was awake so early, he said hello to those in the UK and if anyone was there, so I decided to just say hello, hahahahahahaha! I know, I am a geek, I love it!! Glad to know someone else enjoys it too :) And Stana is utterly beautiful and smart, love that!! xx

Miss Laia said...

Im must admit that I'm completely in love with the serie, and like you love the main characters, Castle is so sexy and his sense of humor is just the best... and she is gorgeus, don't you love her hair? I dindn't know she was fluent in so many languages, is a plus for her.
Have a great week.
xx

Cafe Fashionista said...

I so need to check out this show! Every single person on the planet seems to be raving about it! :)

Shannon said...

I'm going to be honest here. I don't think I've even heard of that show. But, if I'm looking for a show to kill some time, I'm definitely putting this on my bucketlist.

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

Had to come back...I was going through people I follow on Twitter and I found it funny that Nathan Fillion is right above your twitter face on my list and you did this post, haha ;)

yiqin; said...

i like this show too ^^

A BRIT GREEK said...

Know what? So am I! I got hooked instantly and beside it's such a great thing to watch after a hard days work.
x.o.x.o

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Alex said...

Whoa now. I need to add this to my queue of shows. Though that is getting pretty long...

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i hardly watch tv! this looks really good.
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Wil Harris said...

No, my sisters and I do not watch castle but after this, we just might. We love Criminal Minds, but it can get a little creepy. Castle sounds like a happy medium.

Elisse said...

A wonderful homage to Castle - I've been watching it since the beginning. Can't get enough of the chemistry of Beckett and Castle - and last week's sci-fi episode was a riot. Did you catch his shout-out to "that Joss Whedon show"?

Mouthwash said...

I've never heard it - I wonder if it's on Netflix? Lol

Johanna said...

I've never even heard about that show before, but after reading this, I have to consider checking it out :) ♥

ravenlocks said...

DAMMIT!

You always make me want to start watching TV again. I get addicted to shows pretty easily. I may have to find it somewhere on youtube and watch it. I love youtube :)

xoxo

Azu

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I've never seen it...Seems like I might be missing out!