I disagree about The Voice. Yes, they have yet to have any breakout pop radio stars, but Cassadee Pope's album went to number 1 on the country charts, and has a platinum single, Danielle Bradbery is also doing well in country her album was a top 20 hit, she's signed to Taylor Swift's label, and she's still not old enough to drink, Josh Kaufman just finished up in the Tony-awarding musical Pippin. Runner ups and top six winners are also still working on an uphill climb. I'm sure it's similar for other Idol winners also. They may not become stars, but they are able to become working vocal artists - as opposed to working in Starbucks to pay the bills while working on their craft. Of course, Idol is the show that by it's title promises stardom. The Voice is about finding talent. The real point of these reality shows though is entertainment, and the Voice is consistently that. The judges have good chemistry, the talent competing is generally good, and the coaching sessions are interesting. On The Voice what comes across is that everyone involved really cares about music and as a music lover it's great to watch. Idol on the other hand, has always been about star-making, and it stopped being fun to watch a long time ago.
They should have thought of that a lot earlier. The fact is the show from day one has always been about Castle and Beckett and their relationship. Ultimately that's what grew the audience beyond NF's Firefly fanbase. It's Caskett that's made it popular. Try changing that formula in season seven and you get....well you get what's been happening - falling ratings.
Here's what concerns me. The Double Down was fun because it was Castle AND Beckett as a team against Ryan & Esposito. Having everyone trying to beat Castle doesn't sound fun. It sounds like yet another attempt to take the focus of of Caskett and make it just Castle. Just like the wedding - they made the AU more important than the actual wedding. Sure, Beckett was in the AU, but it was all his POV & about him. The show has always been about them.
This is spot on! I gave season a B though because the Alexis/Pi stuff was such a distracting and upsetting development, and it took up several episodes. She's never been straightened out about her behavior either. I'm also waiting for that full-out love scene! Just one, Marlowe!
Ditto on the fun until the end. Are we really supposed to side with Alexis on this one? Castle was grumpy at the dinner, but for all he knows Pi could be an ax-murderer. As for Alexis comparing Castle getting engaged to a woman he's been friends with for five years and dating for 1, to her bringing home an unidentified mop-head she just met on vacation, how can any adult see that as a real point? Alexis is acting out as teenagers do. She may be jealous & upset, but in the reality of the show the relationship is not a shock; it's been in her face for a while. Her analogy was childish, and Castle took it as if it were the words of a sage. Castle is the only character thinking about her safety. I get Martha's point about not losing her, but coddling Alexis and acting like her accusations are reasonable isn't good either. I hope someone did a background check on this guy with no passport. (Beckett, that'd be you.)
1. Favorite moment, The ILY of course, but I really loved the morning scene when he's staring at her asleep,then she wakes up, sees him staring says "Hey" with a sleepy smile. He's now allowed to stare as much as he wants to. It was just really sweet. Favorite flashback: All the inappropriate things Kate has said to him. I'd forgotten the one when they're looking at porn wondering how the girl do a certain position. When she looks at it and says, "Oh, it's doable." Priceless! No. Not in the least. My favorite hairstyle season is probably season three. Loved the long curls! No, not really. I agree with Christine. For me it made TSatQ make more sense. Prior to "Still" Kate wasn't worried about the future or where things were going. I can see why she's there, while Castle is relaxed because hey, he's her hero and she loves him. So, he's done his job. Now it's "Call of Duty" time. Martha's comment made him realize there might be more to do - and it totally freaked him out. He hadn't made that leap yet, while Kate has. Best kiss is ALWAYS, but I agree (again) with Christine, the undercover one is darn close.
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