Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Show an English Teacher can Love.

If you know me at all and have seen this show on ABC, you have probably already thought to yourself, "Man, I bet Lyz loves this show." And you'd be right.

Unfortunately, this post is about a month or two too late, and actually is only being written because I miss Castle so so much, now that the summer programming is on. I did just check the website, and it looks like it will be back in the fall, thank goodness. Aaron and I are being left to watch Here Come the Newlyweds, which, while great fun, isn't quite the same as the snap between Castle & Beckett in my new favorite show.

Here's the description from the ABC website: Wildly famous mystery novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) is bored with his own success. Then he learns that a real-world copycat killer has started staging murder scenes depicted in his novels. Castle is questioned by NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), a bright and aggressive detective who keeps her investigations under tight rein. Though they instantly clash, sparks of another sort also begin to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle steps in to help find the killer. And once that case is solved, he and Beckett build on their new relationship as they look to solve more strange homicides in New York - as much fun as one can have with death and murder.

Here's the official checklist of reasons I like this show:

literary references and jokes: check (like this one: "What is this, a Mamet play?" "I keep forgetting you read plays! (devilish grin)"

romantic comedy/flirtatious banter: check
procedural crime plots: check
great supporting characters: about 5 checks
cases that aren't so in depth that I can personally relate: check

Okay, so there you go. I'm officially looking forward to fall. Somebody smack me back to reality!


Noel said...

At our house, we are lamenting the departure of _Chuck_ for the summer...and maybe for good. The sadness was increased when the Monday 7 PM time slot was filled with _Help! I'm a Celebrity. Get me out of here!_ Summer programming like that is enough to drive a person outdoors to physical activity or even start talking to other family members or maybe even both!

Aaron said...

Since fall, we've been sad to see that Pushing Daisies, which has all the appeal of your "Castle" show plus surreal plots, narrator (!!!), and Gilmore Girls-esque dialogue.

Pour out a little liquor for our fallen friend, Pushing Daisies.

Ruth said...

Tim and I are in love with "Help! I'm a Celebrity." If you need a reason to lose faith in society, or at least make you feel like a better person, this is the show for you.

ALso, Lou Diamond Philips is on it. Who can get enough of that guy?

Noel said...

And Ruth neglected to mention the wife of a former Illinois governor and Chicago area resident...

Lyz said...

We watched "Chuck" for awhile, but lost track of the plot. Heard a lot of buzz about Pushing Daisies, but have NEVER seen it.

I watched about 30 seconds of that Help! I'm a Celebrity show, and was fairly disgusted. I really can't stand the Speidi drama.

So, the wait for the fall TV lineup starts.