The compelling television series that has mystery lovers buzzing is available to take home when Castle: The Complete First Season comes to DVD on September 22, 2009. The three-disc set includes every episode of this audience favorite’s premiere season as well as exclusive bonus features that give fans an intriguing peek at the making of this witty and suspenseful one-hour dramedy – plus a season’s worth of bloopers and extended scenes.
Castle was a show that surprised me. I wasn’t that pulled in by the description – but promising reviews and worthy praise from my friends convinced me to give it a shot.
Castle is the story of Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), a hugely successful murder/mystery author who is brought in to help the NYPD solve a string of murders mimicking the same crimes from his less known works. After encountering Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), Castle decides that his next book series will focus on a female detective, and therefor he starts working with the NYPD in order to research for his new series – and as an excuse to get to know Beckett.
The chemistry between Castle and Beckett is what makes this show interesting to me. It’s not a typical crime-solving show. The focus here is the tension between Castle and Beckett. Although, the smart and sometimes arrogant Castle helping out where NYPD can’t also provides a good subtle humor for the series, but arrogant or not – there is something irresistibly charming about Castle that I don’t believe the series could have achieved if they had casted anyone other than Nathan Fillion in the role. He’s absolutely perfect as Castle.
Complimenting the episodes is the special features which include bloopers and outtakes, commentaries, and various featurettes.
If you haven’t checked out the series yet, definitely do so. It may not be the most engaging series on the air right now, but it’s a breath of fresh air in a decade with mostly predictable plot lines. It’s entertaining, it’s cute, and it’s witty. It’s worth checking out.
Review by Emma Loggins