Castle: Season One
What is Castle: Season One about?
Castle tells the story of a writer who has found himself drawn into an investigation after a murderer uses his books as killing references. During that first episode, Richard Castle, the writer is brought into the investigation after the murderer uses his books as reference for a few murderer. After the first case is resolved, Castle, who is experiencing writers’ block at the time goes to his friend the Mayor and asks to be with the team, especially Detective Kate Beckett who Castle intends to make his muse. So begins a writer-detective relationship that will span many seasons.
What did you think of the story?
It was creative, I can tell you that. Instead of just a detective like in CSI, they make a crime writer follow her and eventually, falling in love (that is many seasons ahead). This idea of a writer in crime investigations is really intriguing since writers are known to be excellent in detail. Which is why in the series, Castle is always the one who figures out stupid scenarios that eventually lead to the murderer.
What did you think of the character?
A male writer following a female detective. A romance story and crime stories. The female despises (in a friendly way) the male character. This has great character development written all over it. The characters of Castle has some serious development to do because most traits shown in the first season is subtle traits, traits that can be exploited as the series goes on. Because of that, Castle will continue for a long time because of this potential character development.
What is the episode you like most this season?
For Season One, I don’t have a particular episode I like. Most episodes are pretty neutral, showing normal crime stories without truly touching any character’s personal background. If I truly had to choose, then I would choose the first episode but as I said, its a pretty neutral season. Except at the end where Castle tells Beckett of her mother’s case and the lead he found, you don’t feel that Castle is a truly special show.