The DVD set is beautiful and I like the fact that the discs are not double-sided...even though it's less green that way...but they do use only one plastic case for all three discs so it is somewhat environmentally friendly. There are 10 wonderful episodes...the pilot episode is sure to get any neophyte hooked on Castle. Anyone who is a fan of great writing will love this show and should buy this DVD set: there is humour, there is drama and so much more than can be put into words...except if you're a Castle writer! It's easy to enjoy over and over again...which after all is why you buy DVDs!
I must make mention of the excellent cast, Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic (her first name rhymes with banana! See her website if you don't believe me), Susan Sullivan, Molly Quinn, Jon Huertas, Tamala Jones, Seamus Dever, and Ruben Santiago-Hudson are all impressive and believable in their roles from the beginning, and make this TV show a certifiable classic. There is a very real chemistry between the leads that is exciting and fresh, but there's also a connection within the entire cast which makes watching them so enjoyable.
Because this first season is short, one may feel cheated but the bonus features more than make up for any perceived lack. Anyone who's a fan of Stephen J. Cannell must definitely get this for completion! R.I.P. SJC. :(
"Castle" doffs its hat to the greats of history, naming the lead female detective who is completely efficient and strikingly beautiful after the first female detective in the US, Kate (Warne), and having amazing story lines that also pay homage to other fascinating characters in the history of crime fiction. Awesomeness!
In Season 1, there are several amazing guest stars, Patrick Bauchau (Carnivale -HBO; The Pretender -NBC/TNT), Caterina Scorsone (Private Practice -ABC; Missing -Lifetime); Jason Brooks (Days of Our Lives, The Pretender), Judy Reyes - of the original "Little Girl Lost: the Delimar Vera Story" (Lifetime movie), plus the real-life authors whom Castle hobnobs with at his poker table: James Patterson, Stephen J. Cannell et al.
Definitely worth buying and especially at the low low price Amazon is giving it away for these days - $16.99!
Or you could try to save the earth and get it through Instant video...if you're in the US that is. Netflix used to have Castle...recently dropped it...so there are limited options for people outside the US to own this amazing series.