Richard Castle is a famous murder mystery writer, best seller in bookstores. It's also a bit vain and always surrounded by beautiful women, but when a serial killer begins to kill in the same manner described in his famous novels, he began working as a consultant for the New York police, especially with the detective following the case, Kate Beckett. According to a proven model of the genre, Castle and Beckett could not be more different.
He, played by Nathan Fillion, known for the cult sci-fi TV series Firefly, is rich, famous, apparently a boaster and always ready for a joke. She, played by Canadian actress of Croatian origin Stana Katic, is detached, cold and dedicated to her work as a mission, a consequence of the unsolved murder of her mother. But of course, once solved the case of the imitator killer in the first episode, the relationship between the novelist and detective continues when he, through his friendship with the mayor, is able to gain acceptance in the routine of the district with the excuse of wanting to write a new cycle of novels inspired by Kate.
For many episodes, among crime investigations, the skirmishes between the writer and the policewoman never tire the audience, who can not help but wonder if eventually the two will eventually fall in love, if they haven't already. To complete the cast some good supporting actors, the other two detectives who share the investigations of Beckett and Castle, Esposito and Ryan, who unlike Kate are clearly amused by the presence of the writer, Castle's mother, a middle-aged Broadway actress with diva attitudes and an active social life, and the fifteen years old writer's daughter, Alexis, more mature and responsible than her father and grandmother. Although the cases handled by the district team are often cruel in the best tradition of CSI and similar TV series, the characteristic that differentiates Castle from other murder mystery is the lightness and humor of the relationship, always full of subtle tension between the two actors, slowly discovering more and more things of their past and beginning to like each other, despite their apparent differences. The merit of the show is precisely that of having revitalized a classic sub-genre of crime tv and movies, full of humorous touches, and focused on an "odd couple", which was widespread in the 80 and 90 and recently had moved a little into the background replaced by dark and realistic TV series.
A formula that the audience probably missed because in the United States the first season of 10 episodes had an average of more than 9 million viewers, and the second season, 22 episodes, is maintaining the same level. If it keeps going so well is likely that Castle will continue for some years, and so we shall see, between crimes and jokes, how the story will develop between the female detective and the writer who has decided to elect her his muse.
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