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CASTLE THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

DVD Review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS:  1018 minutes, featurettes, deleted scenes, bloopers

VIDEO:   1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO:   English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles:  English, French, Spanish

 

STUDIO:  ABC Studios

RELEASE DATE:  9-21-2010

 

DISC 1-   DEEP IN DEATH/THE DOUBLE DOWN/ INVENTING THE GIRL/ FOOL ME ONCE…/ WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS

DISC 2-   VAMPIRE WEEKEND/ FAMOUS ALST WORDS/ KILL THE MESSENGER/ LOVE ME DEAD/ ONE MAN’S TREASURE

DISC 3-   THE FIFTH BULLET/ A ROSE FOR EVERAFTER/ SUCKER PUNCH/ THE THIRD MAN/ THE SUICIDE SQUEEZE

DISC 4-   THE MISTRESS ALWAYS SPANKS TWICE/ TICK, TICK, TICK…/ DOOM!/ WRAPPED UP IN DEATH/ THE LATE SHAFT

DISC 5-    DEN OF THIEVES/ FOOD TO DIE FOR/ OVERKILL/ ADEADLY GAME/ featurettes/ deleted scenes/ bloopers/ music videos

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.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

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

MANHATTAN’S 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.

 

This DVD review is 9-20-2010 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to lord_pragmagtic@hotmail.com