Castle Catch All.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Thin_J wrote:

Just catching this week's.

Yep. I'm already hoping they find a way to off Chief Whateverhernameis.

She was bitchy to Castle this past ep, but didn't get in the way. It was an improvement over her first appearance.

Yeah, but it seemed shoehorned in there like the writers thought "We have to get the new boss in there somehow to help establish her character." I couldn't tell if she was still being über-Bitch or if she was already softening, which seemed pretty quick.

And what's her deal with calling the mayor every time they make an arrest before the interrogation? For someone who's supposedly very by the book, she's willing to call anyone guilty the second they walk into police headquarters in handcuffs.

She's probably doing that to further her career. She did react very poorly to Castle going over her head.

I thought they established in this episode that the chief likes success, even if she isn't willing to accept a civilian into her squad. I'll have to go back and see how long it took Montgomery to warm to Castle. I seem to recall the Mayor had a hand in his initial inclusion w/ the team.

Oso wrote:

I thought they established in this episode that the chief likes success, even if she isn't willing to accept a civilian into her squad. I'll have to go back and see how long it took Montgomery to warm to Castle. I seem to recall the Mayor had a hand in his initial inclusion w/ the team.

Yeah, the situation was fairly similar at the beginning of the series. Castle was first involved because a killer was emulating his work, but Montgomery was against his staying on after the initial case was closed and Castle had to pull the exact same "friends with the mayor" trick that he used on the new chief.

Beckett seemed especially beanpolish this episode.

Heads up!

What a silly fun show.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Beckett seemed especially beanpolish this episode.

She's definitely lost weight since last season.

complexmath wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

Beckett seemed especially beanpolish this episode.

She's definitely lost weight since last season.

Well, she did get shot.

Oh, the actress.

Yeah, the weight loss is a bit disturbing. She looked awesome before.

And have y'all noticed that she's wearing invisalign braces or something? Her mouth is weird, and both my wife and I have noticed.

Fine episode last night, but not as good as the previous week's comics theme. I hope they do a really cool Halloween episode later in the month!

Fedaykin98 wrote:

And have y'all noticed that she's wearing invisalign braces or something? Her mouth is weird, and both my wife and I have noticed.

I think it's because she's actually smiling a hell of alot more these past two episodes.

I haven't noticed anything. She's beaauuuuuuuuuutiful. Has been, still is, etc. Whatever.

Buncha weirdos.

Thin_J wrote:

I haven't noticed anything. She's beaauuuuuuuuuutiful. Has been, still is, etc. Whatever.

Buncha weirdos.

Sure, for a New Yorker.

I'm already over the Chief. I'd prefer something interesting sooner, rather than later.

Guess who turned 18 this weekend?

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Now that was a good show.

Stele wrote:

Now that was a good show. :shock:

Yes.

Dominic Knight wrote:
Stele wrote:

Now that was a good show. :shock:

Yes.

I'd agree, but I'm also really longing for my jovial Castle this season. Why so serious?

What a great episode!

cyrax wrote:
Dominic Knight wrote:
Stele wrote:

Now that was a good show. :shock:

Yes.

I'd agree, but I'm also really longing for my jovial Castle this season. Why so serious?

Castle is Batman.

They've definitely decided on a new look and feel for this season. There's a different tempo to the cuts, the lighting is still darker and with more defined shadow, and (so far) they've been much more serious. I hope that they do lighten up, some. I'm missing the witty banter.

I blame this all on the new Chief.

I burst out laughing this week, thinking about someone's comment (I think in the Fall 2011 TV thread) about how they're shooting this season around Nathan Fillion's pregnancy.

Seriously, it's getting distracting! To be fair, I've gained a little lately myself.

Anyway, good episode, though I thought some of Ryan's lines about feeling responsible were a little melodramatic. Did it not occur to anyone else to tell him that

Spoiler:

if the guy hadn't gotten that gun, he would have just found a different one to use?

Quintin_Stone wrote:
cyrax wrote:
Dominic Knight wrote:
Stele wrote:

Now that was a good show. :shock:

Yes.

I'd agree, but I'm also really longing for my jovial Castle this season. Why so serious?

Castle is Batman.

So when do I get to bang Stana Katic?

Fedaykin98 wrote:

I burst out laughing this week, thinking about someone's comment (I think in the Fall 2011 TV thread) about how they're shooting this season around Nathan Fillion's pregnancy.

Seriously, it's getting distracting! To be fair, I've gained a little lately myself.

Anyway, good episode, though I thought some of Ryan's lines about feeling responsible were a little melodramatic. Did it not occur to anyone else to tell him that

Spoiler:

if the guy hadn't gotten that gun, he would have just found a different one to use?

Mm, that's the kind of guilt that can't easily be assuaged by simple logic. Its foundation isn't entirely rational to begin with. I think Castle would have been the only one who might have told him that, because the rest, as cops, completely understood it and their words would have rung hollow in their own minds.

lostlobster wrote:

They've definitely decided on a new look and feel for this season. There's a different tempo to the cuts, the lighting is still darker and with more defined shadow, and (so far) they've been much more serious. I hope that they do lighten up, some. I'm missing the witty banter.

I liked what amounts of witty banter that they did put into what was a heavy episode.

Spoiler:

The quick fire "Not Exactly" at Castle's Castle. Rick talking about "Concrete Evidence" then marking out over the pun. Also taking the picture of Ryan and Espisito with his camera phone.

Falchion wrote:
lostlobster wrote:

They've definitely decided on a new look and feel for this season. There's a different tempo to the cuts, the lighting is still darker and with more defined shadow, and (so far) they've been much more serious. I hope that they do lighten up, some. I'm missing the witty banter.

I liked what amounts of witty banter that they did put into what was a heavy episode.

Spoiler:

The quick fire "Not Exactly" at Castle's Castle. Rick talking about "Concrete Evidence" then marking out over the pun. Also taking the picture of Ryan and Espisito with his camera phone.

Spoiler:

Yes! The picture was one of my favorite moments in the episode.

I actually did not like that episode at all. Found the scene with the Chinese brothers to be unbelievable.

I also never liked the way Castle is shot. Too murky and grey. And my local ABC affiliate is terrible. The HD is barely DVD quality.

It was OK. A bit on the self-important and melodramatic side for me. Though my wife pointed out that the melodramatic nature (choral backing) of the confontation at the end was entirely appropriate given

Spoiler:

it was all for show and they wanted Philip to believe that his brother was dead

Spoiler:

The whole 3xk concept bothers me because in any other show he would have already killed Martha and Alexis to get at Castle. However, I don't want to watch that show, and for me Castle's always been the fun alternative to all the grittier CSIs and Law And Orders etc.

I don't consider any of this spoiler material, but since you tagged yours, so will I:

Spoiler:

Why would 3XK want to kill Castle? Or put another way, why would he want to kill him so badly that it messes with your suspension of disbelief? He doesn't kill everyone he comes into contact with; no one really does. I don't know a ton about RL serial killers, but for all I know they don't routinely go after cops/pseudo-cops like Castle.

goman wrote:

I actually did not like that episode at all. Found the scene with the Chinese brothers to be unbelievable.

I found it to be surprisingly believable. There was alot of nuance and unspoken "weight" that the two actors managed to bring out that you will find in alot of actual Asian (Chinese) family politics. (Without the pointing of guns that is).

Background: I'm Chinese and I was watching Castle with my brother, and

Spoiler:

when Philip was walking away, we were able to guess very fast what it would take for Ben to say to make him turn back.

It's something that even local Asian television gets wrong often because they overdo/overact it. Frankly was surprising to see it done so well on this show.