I guess the title of this post would be self-explanatory to some, and meaningless to others. No, this is not about any urge to document old and historical castles, but rather Castle, the TV series which concluded Season 2 in India
This series was aired from May 3, 2010 on Star World between 10 pm-11pm every week, from Monday to Thursday. What surprised me was my keenness to watch it, considering I only heard about it a month or so ago. A colleague had hosted a party at his place, and during a conversation about movies and TV shows like Monk, Two and a Half Men etc., another colleague happened to mention that Castle was also worth a watch. Now this party was on a Friday, and I couldn’t wait enough for Monday.
Ok, a bit about Castle: The lead character is Richard Castle (played by Nathan Fillion), a best selling author who gets called in by the NYPD to solve a crime, which appeared to be based on one of his books. He is paired with Detective Kate Beckett (the lovely Stana Katic), who initially thinks Castle is too full of himself, before realising his knowledge of crime and criminals is quite helpful when solving cases. Castle sees Beckett as a potential muse for a forthcoming book series, and gets permission to shadow her on cases thanks to his connections with the Mayor and police chief.
Obviously, I had to get hold of Season 1 to really ‘sink’ myself into the series, and I liked what I saw. The chemistry and sparks between the lead pair is fun to watch. It is also an unusual pairing in some ways as Castle has two ex-wives, a teenage daughter, and a mother who stays with them from time to time. However, the age difference between Castle and Beckett doesn’t really have much of a bearing as they share a superb rapport and working relationship. On the personal front, they alternate between fire and ice with non-stop verbal duels all the time, including comments on each others’ affairs and social life.
Towards the end of Season 2, there is a hint of closeness in their relationship which gets scotched when Beckett starts dating another colleague, Demming - probably the most hated man on the show :-p, and the last episode must have been eagerly watched by several die-hard romantics to know ‘will they-won’t they’. Castle, realising that he may have lost her, decides to take a break and complete his book, telling Beckett that this would be their last case.
BANG! That is when the reality and finality of the situation hits Beckett as she realises she’s got used to Castle being around and suddenly starts seeing things from a different perspective.
During the farewell party hosted for Castle, Beckett gives a hint about the change in her feelings when she says ‘she doesn’t need a beer to take Castle. She then asks him to step outside for a private chat and comes closest to disclosing that she has a softer side, as well as her feelings for him, when his ex-wife (who’s also his publisher) walks in and the episode ends.
Obviously all that had to be kept in suspense for Season 3, which was announced in March 2010, and is likely to premiere in September this year with 22 episodes.
Am already looking forward to it!! You?