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I think Paul Lee is just saying the politically correct, standard operational bull--- about "Castle" and "Grey's." Don't get me wrong; I'm a HUGE "Castle" fan and I'm thrilled it's returning for another seasons but, I'd bet money I don't even have that season eight will be the last. The only way I see it coming back beyond that is if it's starts getting rating numbers like "Empire." If that were to happen then I'm sure TPTB would be willing to sign the entire Disney corporation over to Nathan and Stana to keep the show going but we all know that's not going to happen. I take the good *factual* news of this report with joy and the bs press spin with a HUGE grain of salt. I think other fans would be wise to do the same.

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And that's fine just as long as they know she belongs to the 12th and she's just on loan. ;-D

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Castle Round Table: Espo and Ryan Get Lucky

Then maybe be silent until then. I know that sounds harsh and I hesitated to write it but come on already. Others of us here have things we don't like and mention them - for example with this episode the bad body doubles in the shower - but we also balance it out more times than not with the good stuff. You however, really seem to go out of you way to just nit-pick every mistake and error. And then when called out on it you reference earlier seasons. Well guess what? Those episodes from earlier seasons weren't as perfect as you seem to remember them. When I catch them on TNT from time to time I often see some of the very same errors and mistakes and questionable writing we see with current episodes. So I have to agree with Jennifer Gibbs; if this show has become sooooooooo disappointing to you don't waste your time on it. Most likely this season or the next will be the last one so it's all but over. Cut the cord now. Don't waste any more of your time. Rejoice in the episodes/seasons you do like via TNT or DVD and use the rest of your time to find some other current show up to your standards to watch in place of "Castle." But many of us are really tired of you up on your high horse.
(Man! It felt good to get that off my chest!)

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"...but we have to agree that their shower duet was delightful."
Except for the fact that it obviously wasn't them in the shower but a couple of badly casts doubles. :( Took me right out of the moment. Up to then it was a really good episode.

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If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a million times; don’t watch any ABC previews or promos for “Castle.” With very, very few exceptions they either do them poorly, inaccurately (i.e. bait and switch), spoilery, or all of the above. Never, never, never watch a “Castle” promo until *after* you’ve seen the episode (via Youtube or whatever) if you’re just curious to see them. They always taint the whole episode. And as long as you guys have been reviewing this show you should know that by now. ??? This show is always much better when you go in without expectations and just let it wash over you. I think that might be one reason it does so well in syndication - no previews. If you've never seen the episode before you don't know what you're going to get until the episode begins.

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Or any police department nation wide these days. Sadly, it's probably because he wasn't a person of color. Good thing Ryan didn't have a tan - or had Esposito with him. :-|

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Sexy Saturday: 17 Happily Married TV Couples

This is just *my* opinion of course (I’m sure others feel differently) but with "The Mentalist," the state of their relationship for the bulk of the series felt more "brother and sister-ish" than romantic. The thought of them together as a married couple feels a bit incestuous to me (which is one reason I stopped watching the show – and I’m usually firmly in the “shipper” camp). I think the writers made a mistake in that they kept them platonic too long and the overly drawn out resolution to the Red John story (again, jmo) really didn’t help the situation. And I have to agree with the other poster that said that since they got married right at the very end of the series we really never saw them as a “happily married couple.” Heck, we didn’t even get to see much of them as just a "happy couple," which sort of goes back to my first point.

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Castle Round Table: Mars is Murder

Personally I don’t get why so many people are anti kids with Caskett but to each their own. I want them to have kids – weather it be now or whenever. This could quite possible be the last season since the ratings are down and apparently there’s no movement in the contract negotiations with Fillion and Katic and ABC hasn’t officially renewed the show. So it’s quite possible if the show ends this season that will be the ending – them starting a family. (And I’m sorry, what the ABC executive said at the TCAs about wanting “Castle” to continue for a long time doesn’t count. You cannot take anything a TV executive says at the TCAs as whole truth. That whole event is about spin and PR.) I’m not a big fan of “Bones” but using it as an example for a moment, they’ve incorporated a baby (actually three babies if you include the supporting characters) and it seems to have worked out just fine. This whole kids or no kids “controversy” reminds me of the people/fans who didn’t want them to consummate the relationship. It was going to ruin the show! No one was going to watch anymore! It was the “moonlighting curse” all over again and, NO. It was not. Not only did it open up new story ideas but the ratings went up. Then no one wanted them to marry. Again, the show has done fine creatively and while the ratings are down, ratings are down across the board for all shows and networks (the “Empires” of the world are the exception, not the rule) because the TV landscape and viewer habits have changed. Then, after they were married, people said, “now what?” “How do you make a married couple interesting?” Well, they have! So how can so many of you be so sure a baby or babies would be such a bad thing or something that wouldn’t work going forward? You don’t. So, sorry for the long post but I don't think them starting a family would be the end all of the show if it’s done right creatively. So far every obstacle convention has thrown at them – consummating the relationship, marriage, post-marriage relationship – hasn’t stopped the fun from being funny or the drama from being dramatic. I'm "Team 'Baskett'"! #CastleBabies Btw, if you do the math based on what cannon information we’ve gotten from the show, ABC, Terri Miller, Marlowe, and things like “Castle” wiki, etc., there is a ten year age difference between Castle and Beckett. Castle was born on 04/01/69 (yes, April’s Fools Day) and Beckett was born on 11/17 of either 1979 or 1980 (both years are mentioned by different sources). Either way it’s basically a ten year age gap that currently makes Rick 45 and Kate 34/35. Certainly not “spring chickens” but certainly still young enough for Kate to have a baby, or babies, and young enough for Rick to start a second family. I've seen much older people - both the man and the woman - do it and be just fine.

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Castle Round Table: The End of an Era

I have to say for me one of if not the most “memorable” scene in her apartment would have to be the deleted scene of Castle meeting her dad for the first time. That scene got reworked and put into a different episode but imo it wasn’t as good as the original one Nathan and Scott Paulin (Kate’s dad) film. TPTB really made a mistake in deleting that scene. I know they said it was a time issue but there were other less poignant scenes in that episode that could have been deleted instead. I even re-edited the episode myself and put it back. LOL

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Wow. You know, why don't you stop watching the show. Obviously it's not enjoyable for you any more (if it ever was). I have nothing against people posting their opinions negative or possative but it just seems like maybe you should cut your losses with this show and move on.

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