In life we can learn important lessons from almost anywhere, so why not TV? Below are the top 5 things I learned for watching the ABC show Castle.
1. Nathan Fillion Has Still Got It.
The former Firefly star has proven that he can do mystery writer just as good as he could space cowboy. While the series doesn’t have many intense action scenes, those it does give Fillion perfect opportunities to show that just because he is older doesn’t mean he can’t still kick some butt, and the shows love interest arc gives him plenty of opportunity to show his acting chops in dramatic situations.
2. Lady Cops Kick Butt
While Richard Castle is the title character, one could argue that the real star of the show is Detective Kate Beckett. As if surviving being shot in the chest wasn’t enough, Kate Beckett has saved Castle’s life in nearly every episode, and while most cases are solved with team work, Kate had been solving cases long before Castle showed up.
3. Firefly References Will Never Get Old
Nathan Fillions real claim to fame was as Captain Mal in Joss Wedons Firefly, and several of the writers from that show have follow Mr. Fillion to Castle. This becomes apparent if you have watched both series as nearly every episode contains some reference to everybody’s favorite space western. In one episode Castle dresses up in his Captain Mal costume for Halloween, and his daughter chimes in “didn’t you already do that a few years ago?” In another Castle is listing off the sci-fi shows he likes to watch, listing Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and “that Joss Wedon Show”. These Easter eggs let fans know that Mr. Fillion hasn’t changed.
4. It’s Possible For a Fictional Character To Write Real Books
In the TV show, Nathan Fillion plays a fictional mystery writer that is working with the NYPD as research for his novels. A fictional author. But go down to your local book store and you will find all of the Richard Castle mystery novels available for nonfictional purchase. How’s that for a mystery?
5. Love Conquers All
From episode one it has been clear that there was something more than the initially annoyed relationship between Kate and Castle. This romantic tension has actually helped them get through many dangerous and potentially fatal incidences including being locked in a freezer and huddling together for warmth, Being handcuffed together and having to use teamwork to fight a tiger, and, most recently, standing on a pressure sensitive bomb while Castle talked Kate through it. Neither of them would have survived these situations with out the power of love.