Castle Season 2
I somehow managed to miss the first season of Castle, not that it mattered, as with many TV shows these days, a loose story arc may tie the season together, but each episode is an individual story that can essentially stand on it’s own.
Castle follows the life of best selling author Rick Castle as he rides along with Detective Kate Beckett, gaining as much real life experience as he can for his new series of novels, based on the life of the fictional Detective Nikki Heat.
The partnership, though often on thin ice due to Castle’s activities, works well as Castle’s creative mind often comes up with case breaking insights. Being a sitcom there is also a definite chemistry between Castle and Becket, a chemistry that Castle is too scared to admit and that Becket doesn’t realise exists. Of course everyone else around them can see plain as day that they have that certain something.
So Castle is a sitcom and a police drama. It’s a combination that works really well, with Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion perfectly cast in the lead roles. The crimes that have to be solved each week are no laughing matter, but rather than paint a dark picture, the easy going banter between Castle and Becket (and the rest of the crew) keep the whole deal light and enjoyable.
With CSI, NCIS, Criminal Minds and the like focussing on the dark details of the crime it is a refreshing and entertaining change to have Castle on the case.
Reviewed by: Jonathan