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5.0 out of 5 stars An AMAZING Show With AWESOME Writers And Stars!, September 29, 2012
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My husband and I NEVER miss "Castle". It is the ONLY show we both enjoy equally. And this fifth season opener was incredibly satisfying, not just in its own merits but also in how it advances the characters forward.

For four years we watched as the charming and bright but immature Rick Castle fell deeply and truly in love for the very first time in his life. And we also watched a dynamic and attractive but seriously wounded Kate Beckett slowly begin to painstakingly crawl out of her shell and learn to trust.

That the writers have done this with humor and wit, and adventure and mystery, and adorable fun and genuine tenderness - not to mention with more than a little bit of human wisdom - has been the most enjoyable and heartwarming journey that either of us can ever remember with ANY two fictional characters.

And "After The Storm" is a perfect set piece in a perfect story line in the perfectly imperfect world that has enchanted us in this beloved myth. FIVE STARS!
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Initial post: Feb 16, 2013 5:09:42 AM PST
could not agree more with your review.My only fear for the future is that in US s eries like this the writers appear to be unable to handle a happy situation.please do not feel that we need you to put a 'hammer in the worhsw' with the real world so downbeat a little fiv
ction happiness would be appreciated
PRINCE RAFAEL

Posted on Aug 4, 2013 12:29:18 PM PDT
RMKelleher says:
Completely agree with Fillionista's evaluation of a very enjoyable series. Excellent character development and story line.

Posted on Sep 15, 2013 11:25:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2013 11:29:08 PM PDT
Pixcutter says:
Castle has the feel and (updated) attitude of the "Thin Man" films and perhaps a bit of "Moonlighting" in its approach to the characters dialogue. The joy of this show comes from the brilliant writing (and excellent performances) that take us from dark, vicious killers through mystery, fun and a sometimes gleeful approach to murder (See " Nikki Heat," (season 3) "Demons" (season 4) for the fun, see "Pandora" and "Linchpin" for the dark and deadly and "The Blue Butterfly" for the Thin Man.

The cast is a jewel. They are so well placed in this show that you have to wonder at the genius of the casting. If it is Castle and his mother, his daughter Alexis, or the detectives, they fit together and work together like a superb machine.

However, the best single laugh in the series till now is the very beginning of Season 5, episode 1, "After the Storm." Every one of us that has ever been caught in a "compromising position" will laugh full out. This isn't a sitcom, and sometimes the clues to the murderer are obscure, but that's part of the fun. There may be better detective shows somewhere, but I don't know of one. Sit back and enjoy this one.
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