All season long I have asked myself why is it that when a formula works like it did with Caskett does someone have to "mess" around with it? It would have been a lot more interesting less irritating if from the beginning Kate had explained to Rick that she needed to present a front where they were not together in order to protect him (laughing out loud) and they could still work together and get together when the opportunity was available. But no, the writers or showrunners had to do something vastly different and by doing so, actually ruined one of the best shows to come along in years. Sometimes when something you enjoy is ruined by others who are totally ignorant and insensitive to the audience's wishes and devotion, the ones responsible should be fired on the spot, especially when the ratings dropped and the open anger and disappointment by the reviewers and everyone who has taken the time to respond to each episode. This season has been nothing but one insult after another to the intelligence and devotion of all Castle fans who looked forward to each episode, even watching reruns. Now, I don't really care to watch the reruns because it is a painful reminder of the past 8 episodes of total nonsense. We know this is fiction but it is an escape and something we all enjoyed immensely but over the past 8 episodes, Castle turned into a complete wuss and Beckett into a complete - never mind, you know what I mean. Hopefully in the upcoming episodes, Beckett will open her purse and hand Castle's **///** back to him. Even the new Jethro Gibbs has more appeal than the trashed Castle, Becket, Ryan, and Espisito characters have. As for the new characters, get rid of them as soon as possible and turn Martha back into what she was and the daughter into something resembling her former character. Naturally, I will watch the first new episode but if it is more of the same, that will be it for me.
Had to watch just to see what was going to happen. Much like driving past a wreck and rubber-necking to see how much damage was done in the crash. It is even difficult to watch reruns now and they were always enjoyable at least up until recently. Watching the destruction of what was once a really good series is difficult at best. However, if you step back and consider that Castle is now on opposite Monday Night Football at 10:00, it is as if ABC is trying to kill the show off and the writers are complicit in the attempt and it seems to be succeeding. When a show is suddenly changed and the direction goes off in a downward spiral, one wonders why. The way the show is going, we may not have an opportunity to ever know since it looks like it is on the way to the trash pile of cancelled shows.
A little late getting into the discussion but most of the comments so far are right on. Reason for being late was due to a decision on whether to poke my eye out with a sharp stick or watch another Castle episode. Well, my eye is intact and my favorite show is still trash. As a hetrosexual male who is not a chauvinist and does respect women, the character Castle has become is nothing but a total wimp and wuss. After the initial shock of Beckett leaving to pursue some far-fetched secret organization because she wanted to protect me from harm and figuring out that she simply didn't want to be married to me anymore, her clothes and everything else would be packed up and sent to her new home. Next step, divorce lawyer and letting her have her share of the proceeds from the Nikki Heat novels since they were based on her. And, as a very successful writer, move on to another character to write about. The crap about "winning her back" is a total loser story line for most people, male and female. The concept of Castle can be easily moved from the 12th Precinct to another venue and just keep on going. But, at this point as another has posted, the writers jumped the shark and now own the title. Henry Winklers, Fonzie "jumping the shark", is officially off the hook.
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