Hi Captain Cook. Thanks for inquiring if I am still alive. Well, I'm not 6 feet under yet. I still read all of the comments on this site. Unfortunately, I have still had no desire to watch season 6 and I must admit that I have not watched a single episode and I quit looking at previews. I just still feel ripped off by Marlowe. All of the reviews complain about the lack of physical contact and complete lack of kissing between Castle and Beckett. I understand that many people feel that the looks they share, etc., are enough, but I'm, not one of them. Marlowe misrepresented the season, probably to get people to watch it, by calling it "romantic." I'm sorry, but in a show like this, you have no right to call the season "romantic" when your two leads don't even kiss. I mean Castle has had more kisses (not necessarily with Beckett) in Season 3 and Season 4, when he was not with Beckett, than in a season where he is engaged to the woman!!! Come on now, this is a rip off. I may get over my disappointment some day but I haven't yet, so I will continue to refrain from watching until reviews convince me that they have started to SHOW romance between Castle and Beckett.
I have been following all of the reviews of the "regulars" on this site and it has been wholly depressing. I have still not watched a single episode and I am kind of glad. When I hear that Marlowe's "romantic" season has gone six episodes with not one single kiss, I am sad for the show. Now we have this crazy long hiatus, mixed up show schedules, etc. I have a strong suspicion that there must be something up between Fillion and Katic. The kisses they have had have been lacking in any passion whatsoever. Although they continue to fake the onscreen chemistry fairly well, they just can't seem to fake the passion. I think they are good at pretending to like each other in public for obvious show ratings reasons, but I doubt they like each other at all. At past interviews over the first 4 years of the show, they used to sit side by side. Now, they always sit pretty far apart and they rarely address each other directly. But even if this is not a problem, there is definitely something up. Marlowe's comments have been all over the place, absurd, and don't seem to even apply to this show! It is just depressing that a show that so great for the first 4.5 years has been reduced to a pitiful, moderately rated procedural, with a romance between the leads that viewers only get to imagine off screen. We get nothing on screen. So sad. Well, I will keep checking your reviews in hopes that things improve and maybe I can watch an episode or two. But I won't hold my breath.
Sorry Jase, but Kate didn't tell Castle that she loved him until 5x22 Still. Castle told Kate that he loved her in 4x23 Always, nearly a year earlier. Castle is a notorious player, really? As for a posh life, not until after his first big book hit, which he EARNED!!! He lived a hard poor childhood. Now Beckett had a posh childhood and has never wanted for money her whole life. I'm not sure we are watching the same Castle if you think he is controlling and taking her for granted. Name one instance in which Castle has been controlling to Beckett. I can name hundreds of instances when she has been controlling of him. About being taken for granted, Beckett sure takes Castle's help at the precinct for granted. What if he decided he didn't want to do it anymore? Sure, Beckett gave Castle a drawer. Castle gave Beckett $100,000 to try to catch her mom's killer in Sucker Punch. He set up a charity event to help fund a scholarship that he set up in Johanna Beckett's name. He is practically solely responsible for helping Beckett find her mother's killer. He saved her life in 2x18 Boom, then let her stay with him at the loft until she found a new place. He upgraded her to first class on the trip to LA and let her stay in his hotel room for free, where he helped her to find Royce's killer in 3x22 To Live and Die in LA. He agreed to live in DC with her and got them an apt together before she got fired.... Geez, I could go on and on with things Castle has done for her. But the biggest one, he has worked faithfully to help her solve murders for the last 5+ years now, without fail, for FREE!!!! What big important things has Beckett done for Castle in the last 5 years? List them please.
Ukno1sf, where did you hear this rumor? I would like to read about it. I would understand completely. He has been trashed so many times, in so many different ways, that I wouldn't be surprised if he refuses to do S7, if there is one, even if he is under contract, possibly calling it health issues from his back or such.
Sorry grumpy old man, I must disagree with your disagreement:) Also, I did watch a clip of the whole scene. I must also argue that she seems to want the room to be theirs, yet she has not relinquished her apartment because she still wants her own place to run off to when there is strife in the air. Bottom line though, it was his room first, and if she wants it changed, she should have ideas to make it theirs before she comes out and just tells him she doesn't like it. Did she ask about the sentimental value before she asked to move it? Of course not. It would have been so much more realistic if she were the one to come up with the seashell idea, but I doubt she is capable of it. I think you have fallen for the fact that she is being nice again most of the time, but I'm afraid it will come back and bite you in the arse my friend.
This was the exact response that I expected to get. I actually did watch a clip of the entire scene and didn't find it as funny as you did. My ultimate point begs the question, what if Castle refused to take the picture down or move it? Would Beckett's statement remain in jest or would it ultimately become serious? You already know what I think would happen. In my opinion, if she found the picture so scary, SHE should have taken the initiative to try to come up with something to replace it with that was special to both of them. Like a few others have expressed, it has become enormously tiresome that Castle is the one who is ALWAYS trodden upon and ALWAYS acquiesces, while Beckett does the trodding and always gets her way. So so far from the real world, my gosh.
First of all, let me say that I did not watch the episode and I am simply responding to statements made above in the TV Fanatic review. It is merely my own opinion that the statement "Kate countered him perfectly at every turn," which was made after Kate's snappy quote was quoted, " And if you want to be invited into my territory again, you should probably rethink that," was simply awful. Basically, you are telling women that if you don't get your way, just threaten to withhold sex from your man and he will come around to your way of thinking. This is NOT right.
Secondly, once again, we see Castle as the one who has to give in for the 1000th time. Linus had great sentimental value for him but he was forced to remove the picture under threat of losing sex. Once again though, Castle proves how much bigger a person he is by creating something sentimental to both of them to hang in its place, while Beckett proves how much smaller and more selfish she is for 'demanding' it. For gosh sakes, she's a big girl now, so just toss a sheet over Linus when you go to bed and take it off when you wake up. A tiny inconvenience for something that means a lot to Castle.
OMG Balaji, are we in sync mentally? You said it all correctly!! I just watched the S3 premier rerun on TNT and I was reminded that the die hard Beckett fans were so upset that Castle went off to the Hamptons with Gina in the S2 finale that Marlowe actually 'adjusted' the premier to allow Beckett, Ryan, Espo, and even Capt. Montgomery to be pretty darn mean to Castle. I was shocked to see once again just how mean they were to him. And you are right, Castle really did nothing wrong, but he is the ONLY one who was forced to apologize. Ryan nearly shot him and called him a dirtbag, and neither one would even look at him let alone speak to him at first. But Beckett accepts a job in another city without even telling her PARTNERS that she was interviewing for it, and we see no animosity towards her at all, and specifically no apology! Beckett continued to be very mean to him in spite of learning positively that he did not know that she broke up with Demming before he left for the summer! Seriously? The best example of the huge double standard between Beckett vs. Castle in the bad behavior/apology department came in Always. When Beckett asked "....and how could you do this?" and Castle replied with, "Because I love you. But you already know that, don't you? You've known for about a year now." Laughably, Beckett replies, "Are you serious, you're bringing this up now, after you just told me that you betrayed me....." So in a nutshell, when Castle tells her that he knows that she lied to him for an entire year, Beckett basically replies with 'how dare you bring up my huge lie when I'm mad about your lie.' Waaa, waaa, waaa (can you hear the baby crying as the tiny violin plays.) It doesn't matter that Beckett actually LIED for selfish reasons, while Castle withheld information (and practically had no choice in the matter) for the sole purpose of trying to save Beckett's life. Sure, we got the global "I'm so sorry" at the end but it only minimally compensated for how horribly she treated Castle. Think about it, if she didn't cart Castle off to bed at the end and that apology was all there was, do you really think the series would have survived?
I also agree that from season 4 up to now, Castle has been reduced as a man and we've lost the self-assured and confident character that we used to love.
Lastly, I can't agree more with your statement that "Castle probably had the most difficult upbringing of all the characters in the show," yet, as Martha said so well, "Whatever mistakes I've made in my life, I raised a good man." On the other hand, from everything that we've been told, Beckett had an idyllic childhood with two loving parents who were well off financially. She had ONE terribly tragic event occur as an adult (yes, 19 is an adult) and she becomes a broken, damaged, walled off, emotionally stunted, chronic liar? Again, seriously?
P.S. Does anyone else find it incredibly weird that Marlowe calls season 6 "romantic," but there have been 4 episodes in a row with not even one tiny peck on the lips between Castle and Beckett? Will they ever hold hands, sneak a tiny kiss in the elevator, go to a nightclub under cover and slow dance together? We saw her hold hands with Josh, kiss Demming in the precinct, and dance with Detective Inspector Colin Hunt. We saw him get his shirt ripped off by Ellie Monroe and have wild rolling off the bed and knocking pictures off the wall sex with Meredith. But even during engagement, our madly in love couple don't even touch each other for 4 episodes and we nearly never see the kind of passion that we observed while they were with other people. I don't understand it.
Agreed. I suppose during this show that we need to get our romantic kicks with KY lubricant and Cialis commercials!!!!! If Marlowe calls this season 'romantic' then I would hate to see what his love life is like.
It seems nearly pointless to reply to you since your argument that "when college is 5 miles from home it is logical she returns periodically" has nothing whatsoever to do with anything that I commented on. You may need to reread my comment to help you absorb it's meaning. Perhaps you could comment on one of the many things you thought were wrong from things that were actually present in my comment. As far as watching the shows, I have seen clips here and there and read several professional reviews and I learned everything that I needed to know.
Comment modified at November 12, 2013 20:30
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