Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Are you watching?

For those of you who are in bed by 9, or are so hooked on Medium you can't move, Castle is a new series on ABC Monday night, about a best selling author riding the tail of a police detective on whom he wants to develop his new series. If you're interested, you can see episodes on ABC's website.

Okay, the police procedure part might be a little off, and the ME role needs help from Doug Lyle, but I think it's a hoot. (This is where we get back to that old idea that it's fiction, and we need to let the story trump the facts.)

The character development is pretty decent, even early in the series. It surprises me to hear a number of people already dislike Detective Beckett and Castle's mom. I don't know enough about Beckett (even though we got some backstory a week ago), but I'm pretty sure Mom is a character with quite a few layers we get a glimpse of if we look past her flamboyant cover. I like her.

As a suspense novelist, there's not only some good humor there from Castle (and you've gotta love his relationship with his daughter), but there are also some nicely developed character arcs and plotlines.

It's worth an hour of your time to see for yourself.

CR: Pandora's Daughter by Iris Johansen.

It's all better with friends.


  1. I'm watching and I like it a lot, but I'm not too wild about the mom--I think because I loved this woman in everything else she's played in and just can't accept her as "this kind" of mom. :)

  2. Not seen it, but maybe I'll have to check it out. Man...just as I'm tryin' to watch less TV. Ack! You and Cathy Bryant (www.wordvessel.blogspot.com )both had TV reccomendations (though hers was a movie).