Best-selling Mystery Novelist Richard Castle
(Nathan Fillion) has been working with New
York homicide detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) to solve some of the most unusual murder cases
in New York City. Castle has been using Beckett to base his new character Nikki
Heat on. The first novel with the new character is out and Castle is working
on the second one. He is also becoming attracted to Beckett while Beckett may
realize it when it’s too late.
CASTLE season 2 has a variety of episodic
stories while developing the characters from Castle and Beckett to Castle’s family to the cops. Various episodes delve into the past of Castle and Beckett (Castle’s ex-loves for example with
one being played by Alyssa Milano). The season features other guest stars such
as Dana Delany (for a two episode story as an FBI agent), Mitch Pileggi, Julian Sands, Dina Meyer, Robert Picardo, and Michael
Ironside The one misfire of this season is the relationship Beckett forms with another detective (a detective you wish would
go away). The Halloween episode makes a reference to Fillion’s previous
TV series FIREFLY where Castle starts out the episode dressed as the character Fillion played in FIREFLY (and the movie SERENITY). Another episode I like is FAMOUS LAST
WORDS about the murdered pop signer. The banter between Beckett and Castle is
swift while the writing is witty that leads to a very enjoyable season.
ON SET WITH SEAMUS & JON- Actors Seamus
Dever and Jon Huertas (who play a pair of detectives on the show) give viewers a tour of the police station set
ON LOCATION WITH NATHAN- Nathan Fillon introduces various crew members that tell us about various things that go into a production
day of an episode of CASTLE
MOST UNUSUAL MURDERS- A look at how the various murders are staged for
the series with stories from the producers, actors, and set designers.
The three deleted scenes were rightfully
deleted while the blooper reel consists of on-set hijacks and flubbed lines. Also
on disc five are two music videos for the episode FAMOUS LAST WORDS.
FINAL ANALYSIS: I enjoy CASTLE. Season 2 was witty and enjoyable as the first
season. It is amusing to play the game of spot the actor who has been in a sci-fi
show or a horror movie. I do wish this set had audio commentaries and extras
that go more in-depth of what it takes to make this show.
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