Avatar

Vince

Member Since:

696 Comments

Avatar
Castle Season 7 Episode 10 Review: Bad Santa

For a long time during the summer hiatus, I felt that the network must have been behind the stalled 6x23 wedding because no show producer would put out such a finale mess unless forced by management, but after what has transpired so far this season with the ‘only Castle’ story lines, AWM is at fault for the season 7 ratings. If NF wanted to start his own slapstick comedy series, he should have waited until Castle had run its course. A grown man in his forties, married to a beautiful, intelligent woman acting like a teenager is just so overdone. If you don’t have respect for yourself, at least show some respect for your wife. Why would a woman like Beckett even want to be married to someone who acts so childish? Castle acting giddy watching yuletide strippers in front of his wife, wearing action hero attire with cut-off sleeves and head band, acting out with small children in a classroom just seems so out of character for Castle at this point in the series. It is amazing that the network would sit back this long and let an arrogant show runner ruin a great series. The upcoming PI arc just seems like a deliberate attempt to keep them apart on screen in order to avoid writing the romantic part of the relationship after the long awaited wedding.

Comment modified at

Avatar

In a Marlowe interview during the hiatus, he misled fans by using “unsettled” to
describe Beckett’s emotional condition after the dramatic event that disrupted the
wedding ceremony. He implied that something specific from the Castle back story
would cause issues. However, the whole premise of the premiere was just the
same old remix from the past about Beckett somehow having doubts and not
trusting Castle after all this time living together. The storyline presented
that suddenly Castle got “cold feet” over the wedding which was just crazy.
There was no way he would leave his family and let them believe he was hurt or
killed. I was expecting a scene with Alexis and Kate where Alexis just tells
Beckett to show some real trust and faith in her father after all this time. I
bet a scene like that was filmed, but cut from production to further enhance
Kate’s misgivings over the Castle disappearance and to drive the contrived
story. During the hiatus, Molly Quinn stated that there was tension between her
and Kate, but it was never shown in the episode. If the writers continue further
with the level of Caskett tension shown between them at the hospital reunion, it
presents that season 7 might be a loss. Marlowe loves to frustrate the audience
with the angst, but it has gone on for so long that viewers have become indifferent.
He refuses to let go of the WTWT scenario he feels so comfortable using since
Season 4 while he portends to move them forward as a married couple solving
crimes. I think fans deserved much better for coming back after the hiatus. No
wonder the screener reports for the premiere were so different and confusing.
Beckett with the finger crunch against the tow truck suspect during the precinct
interrogation was so overdone. After that, I was not sure what was coming next
from Amann. I guess the amnesia component is needed so that Castle will be
able to recall bits and pieces of his ordeal during the season. I can’t imagine the
show holding the audience into the season past episode 3 given that the fans
watched a premiere with zero answers,more questions and too many loose ends.

Comment modified at

Avatar

That kind of thinking has allowed Marlowe to drag the love relationship out since Season 4. You can tell the story your way, but it has to be something that people will watch. He has kept the audience this long by promising to never break them up, but the problem with that promise is that without them working together solving cases, there would be no show at all. So, that accomplishment means nothing. The 6x23 finale was crap and the "new" mythology is just an obvious way to avoid as long as possible writing them as a married couple solving cases. It has nothing to do with the fans not wanting to see new stories or take new roads.

Comment modified at