Castle - 4x23, Always
Regarding Castle, and the Caskett relationship:
Can we all just stop complaining and watch the damn show for what it is? AWM has been really good at keeping the show solid and I don’t think anything needs to change. Learn to appreciate the story you are seeing. Create your own head-canons,…
Well state hoor-yayy, the fact that it does portray a relationship within a procedural show with such finesse and realism is truly an exceptional fact — you get a balance without losing the persons — too often what you get is the ‘drama’ without the ‘people’ — or at best very little about the people who comprise the story. AWM et al gives us both and still leaves enough to the imagination to want us coming back for more! And when it ends, yes we’ll be sad but IMO we won’t have to feel as if we didn’t get to know the characters portrayed in the show; I feel confident we’ll wish it hadn’t ended but not because something was left out, rather that we just wanted more! (LoL) ~ ;-)
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Between Downton Abbey and Castle, I’m surprised I’m still alive. Enjoy my review.
Andrew Marlowe said recently that they can only do Alexis’ kidnapping one time in the series or else risk the cheese factor, and boy did he and his team take advantage of this one-time-deal in “Target.”
What I really enjoyed about this episode is that it set up a lot of tension to be resolved, either in the next episode or the rest of the season. There were several pivotal relationship and character moments in this episode, and if I thought “Recoil” was full of material to mine, “Target” might have even more of it. “Target” is more subtle with some of the issues it brought up, but that subtlety is what makes it so much fun to analyze.
EXCEPTIONAL analysis and the writing was such that you really CAN’T stop until you read it all ~ and even then, go back and reread it!! Well done!
Just some thoughts:
Being affectionate doesn’t by definition mean that a couple are all over each other. Affection can be expressed in many many different ways, and after the first mad rush, its usually expressed more subtly and with deep deep feelings that tend to be nonverbal and comfortable without this meaning that there isn’t passion there as well…
Perhaps you might want to consider that ‘a great love story’ doesn’t always play out in front of you on the screen but what transpires between the principal protagonists behind closed doors (we get peeks of those and while they might not be enough to satisfy everyone, they are there) ~ there’s no denying you’d want to see it but that doesn’t mean you have to see it to understand that its there and growing. Remember who you’re dealing with, they’re two characters in their 30s and 40s and each one is carrying with them lots and lots of baggage; the dual onions have many layers yet to be peeled away ~ each encounter brings new revelations to them singularly and collectively, the hurdles they’ve had to jump and what each little step entails takes time. Something else to remember is that the show is still a procedural crime drama and while we might want it to focus on Caskett it is comprised of an ensemble cast which requires the writers to weave it into the fabric of what makes Castle - Castle and allows us to savor both Caskett and the rest.
BTW - when Castle enters Kate’s apartment in Recoil WITH HIS OWN KEY — he’s talking about the fine bottle of wine but then notes whats she’s doing and shows his concern for her … that’s love and affection — much more than a kiss would in that situation — again just my thoughts ;-)
guy guys guys omg freeaking out rn castle is going to be filming literally two blocks from my house tomorrow!!!!!!!!!1!!!! this could be my chance to finally meet nathan fillion!!!!
So its clear how YOU plan to spend tomorrow (ROTFL) — enjoy it and don’t forget your camera phone and/or camera — need to preserve the experience for posterity! ;-)
I never felt ashamed of being a Bunny. I thought, I’m articulate, intelligent, a professional actress — here’s something counter to my normal image and it’s amusing. The experience of working as a Playboy Bunny provided good material later when I was a guest on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show.
- Susan Sullivan on her experience as a Playboy Bunny (x)
To those who have for whatever reason ‘followed me’ …
My posts, reposts, blogs, re-blogs, pictures, ‘borrowed gifs’ (since I haven’t yet acquired the talent to make my own) and assists from many of you who have answered my various requests for help, all deal with the fact that I really really REALLY enjoy all things “Castle” (the show and not the architectural structures that for some inane reason show up on my dash whenever I look up the ‘Castle’ tag — there’s something inherently wrong with that (LoL)!!). But I REALLY-REALLY-REALLY like all things (and I do mean all) that have to do with both Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic (within the parameters of “Castle” as well as their individual work outside the specific show - like Nathan’s work on the awesome show “Firefly” & the movie “Serenity” as well as his voice work as ‘Green Lantern’ and Stana’s as ‘Lois Lane’ for example). And before anyone jumps up and says, “they are not alone on the show”, true (!) and therefore I definitely watch for and follow the happenings and doings of the rest of the fantastic cast of the show, including Tamala Jones, Susan Sullivan, Seamus Deaver, Jon Huertos, Molly C. Quinn, Penny Johnson Jerald, Ruben Santiago-Hudson but also Andrew W. Marlowe et al (Terri, Rob, Andrew and the others).
So, I hope that you all continue to like what I post and blog and that if you don’t you’ll share that with me too!
In closing, lets all focus on the show’s by-word “Always” and the positive sentiment that glorious word has come to represent on the show and for the principals involved …
~just saying ;-)
Castle cast evolution
TOP favorite show Castle —Always #1 ~~
Great Xmas one!
Exceptional! This is definitely a keeper marked with all the beauty of the holidays and a dose of reality which does nothing to deter from the message! ~ just saying ;-)