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Alexis Castle: Love Her or Hate Her?

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Alexis Castle first graced our screens as one of the most mature, responsible children seen on TV in years.

So it's a little surprising to hear fans using words like selfish, irresponsible and foolish when speaking about Rick Castle's teenage daughter.

Below, we look at both sides of the Alexis Castle debate. After six seasons, it's time to decide if Alexis has become a barely tolerable spoiled brat... or simply a typical young lady going through some growing pains. Weigh in now!

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Who's Had Enough of Alexis Castle?

Oh, how things have changed.

Over the years Alexis Castle has been given everything by her overly generous and incredibly loving father... and yet more and more we watch her push the limits. This season her behavior may have pushed us to ours.

Who is this girl who wanders home from her jungle adventure (one which Daddy paid for) with a freeloading boyfriend in tow? Who replaced our well-mannered teen with this inconsiderate brat who doesn't even consult her father before having an annoying moocher take up residence on the sofa?

Is this really the same Alexis who diligently weighed the pros and cons of a long distance relationship? Are we now suppose to believe she'd move in with some guy she just met because he can't afford a place of his own?

And when her father questions her decision, she throws it back in his face, reminding him of his own past mistakes and how he's always said she's the smartest person in the family, not him.

Although Alexis claims she can pay her half of the rent with her work/study job, we're guessing she still has Daddy's credit cards in her purse.

Our favorite TV teen has gone from loving and responsible to self absorbed and inconsiderate. Alexis' behavior is reminding us a lot more of her mother, Meredith, and we're not the least bit pleased.

Bring back the old Alexis…because the one on our screens on Castle season 6 is simply intolerable!

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We'll Always Love Alexis!

These are challenging times for Alexis Castle.

Let's face it. She's led a bit of a sheltered life as the only daughter of the famous Richard Castle. The two have always been an inseparable team. No woman - not Alexis' mother nor ex-wife Gina - ever came close to the depth of love and devotion Castle held for his only daughter.

Until Kate Beckett walked in.

The type of love may be different but the feeling runs just as deep… and that's virgin territory for Alexis. Whether the girl realizes it on a conscious level or not, that's having an affect on her behavior.

So in walks Pi who is cute, fun and doesn't understand boundaries. Remind you of anyone? Plus, he seems to need some taking care of... perhaps the way Alexis used to take care of her dad before Kate took over the job.

Yes, Alexis is a smart girl who's main focus has been her studies and, yes, she once researched the pros and cons of long distance relationship before jumping in. But this is also the same girl who decided to cut her senior year short to follow her boyfriend. And she once considered being an Economics major simply so she and Ashley could spend more time together.

What I'm saying is that perhaps Alexis hasn't changed as much as we think. She may have moments where she appears inconsistent and inconsiderate but don't most teenagers from time to time?

Alexis is finding her way, growing up and figuring out who she is. Is moving in with Pi a mistake? Most likely but we all make them and Alexis is smart enough to learn from hers. And hasn't Castle always pushed Alexis to take more chances and have more fun?  Well, be careful what you wish for.

Whether Alexis has found her one and done or it all falls apart, both she and the audience know that she'll always have Castle there with open arms, no matter what.

Now it's your turn, TV Fanatics. Answer our poll and then give us your thoughts on the Alexis debate in the comments below.

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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Reading these comments people have obviously never raised a teenage girl
Or remember what it was like to be a teenage girl. I've raised three of them and if moving out with their boyfriend was the worst thing they did I'd have a lot less grey hair than I do now. Alexis is being a typical selfish teenager, and that's all too common these days regardless of how well you raised them

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Alexis behaved like a spoiled brat in this season. Ridiculously annoying. From bringing home a boyfriend she met on a banana plantation (who should have immediately been kicked to the curb by Castle) to moving in with said moron and responding by cutting her dad out because he was less than pleased with their arrangement? Clearly not only is she able to control Castle's household (by moving her boyfriend in) but also his emotions and feelings (by forcing him to somehow agree with her decision) and oh, right, even though she's mad at him and not speaking to him for disagreeing with her choices, she's still free to expect him to help her in a jam while treating him like a foreigner. Less Alexis and more ... anything else next season if she's going to behave like a spoiled brat.

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Alexis behaved like a spoiled brat in this season. Ridiculously annoying. From bringing home a boyfriend she met on a banana plantation (who should have immediately been kicked to the curb by Castle) to moving in with said moron and responding by cutting her dad out because he was less than pleased with their arrangement? Clearly not only is she able to control Castle's household (by moving her boyfriend in) but also his emotions and feelings (by forcing him to somehow agree with her decision) and oh, right, even though she's mad at him and not speaking to him for disagreeing with her choices, she's still free to expect him to help her in a jam while treating him like a foreigner. Less Alexis and more ... anything else next season if she's going to behave like a spoiled brat.

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Alexis isn't used to competition for her dads love. Now that Castle and Alexis are closer again things will change and Alexis and Castle will become inseparable again . Plus stop complaining that she went out drinking or dressed a certain way by todays standards she is still overly mature for her age and that's why we love her.

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She was just good for one season, she started sucking from season 3,,..

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i watched a recent lousy episode of castle featuring alexis.......what the hell was she doing in a new york bar?????????she is not twenty one....is she beiberized????

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For the outraged father's out there-Did you sign debutant's chests in front of your daughter? How many times did they bail you out jail? Which was the grown up in your family? Do you suppose that for those teenage girls part of the charm of Alexis was that she had a rich play-mate who indulged himself and took her along on the ride? Go buy a can of whipped cream and start squirting it in your mouth or lay out thousands on personal laser tag. Alexis neither expected nor asked for Castle to pay for her apartment or food. And while we're at it, do you really think Castle has been discrete in his love affairs for all those years that we should be shocked Alexis is shacking up. Do you suppose he didn't ask Pi his intentions or tell Alexis to move Pi out because he was painfully aware of his own indiscretions throughout her life?

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@ Ms. Pockets

Agreed. People always expect teenagers and even little kids on TV to act like behaved, mature adults.

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One comment that sticks out at me is "her father's money". Does anyone really believe that she's not on full scholarship after being valedictorian from a prestigious private school? If you had seen as many 13 and 14 year old mother's take time off school to give birth as I have, you would have wondered 5 years ago what was this 60 year old doing in a teenager's body. I'm glad Alexis is finally getting spirit and fortitude and acting like a real person coming of age instead of one going through the nursing home door.

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I used to like Alexis; not anymore. I don't know why the writers have turned her into an ungrateful, disrespectful, and stupid young woman (she certainly could have picked a better boyfriend). I remember when she cried just because she had lied to Castle. Now she brings home a leech without asking her father for permission, gets in his face, disapproves of him (!) then gives him the cold shoulder for months. I hate her "new" character, and so does my husband.

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Has anyone thought that maybe that is not Alexis? This girl has gone from being an extraordinary mature young woman to an ordinary immature spoiled rich brat in a very short period of time. Some say she is just growing up but if she has gone from mature to a brat how can that be? She is unhappy that her father is getting married to someone that he loves and has been in his life for years? What is the alternative, she grows up and goes her way and daddy spends the rest of his life alone? Now there is a loving intelligent child for you. Who is paying for the brat and Fruitboy to play house? Daddy and or a nice fat trust fund? Does anyone know who Pi is, does Alexis know his last name? I would have had his finger prints and DNA running through several data bases long before he spent his second night on the couch. Alexis could yell foul all she wanted but you can't trust someone who is no longer trustworthy. If that really is newly wild child Ally then let her and the fruity one move to Berkeley and sell t-shirts on street corners.