Castle

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Rick Castle is one of the world's most successful crime authors. But when his rock star lifestyle isn't enough, this bad boy goes looking for new trouble - and finds it working with smart, beautiful Detective Kate Beckett.Inspired by her professional record and intrigued by her buttoned-up personality, Castle's found the model for his bold new character - whether she likes it or not. Now with the mayor's permission, Castle's on her case and in her way. Kate's initial disdain for Castle turns to grudging respect as he quickly proves that a background in plotting murders can be a valuable asset in catching killers. As they solve a new crime together each week, they're partnership grows - as does their love-hate relationship. These two may not always see eye to eye, but together they might just write a whole new chapter in crime solving.
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Flowers For Your Grave
    March 9, 2009
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Author Richard Castle joins NYC Detective Kate Beckett to help solve the case of a serial killer who is reenacting murders from Castle's novels.
  2. 2. Nanny McDead
    March 16, 2009
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Castle and Beckett's first case together is to solve the mystery of the death of a young nanny inside a laundry room.
  3. 3. Hedge Fund Homeboys
    March 23, 2009
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Castle and Beckett investigate the case of a rich teenager found dead of a gunshot wound in a boat in Central Park lake.
  4. 4. Hell Hath No Fury
    March 30, 2009
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Castle and Beckett investigate the death of an NYC councilmen who was running for re-election.
  5. 5. A Chill Goes Through Her Veins
    April 6, 2009
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A woman's frozen body is found at a construction site leading Beckett and Castle to reopen a cold case; the gruesome investigation stirs old memories from Beckett's past.
  6. 6. Always Buy Retail
    April 13, 2009
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Beckett and Castle enter the world of Vodun to investigate a murder and find out the suspect is looking for forged travel papers hidden in a counterfeit bag sold to an unsuspecting woman
  7. 7. Home is Where the Heart Stops
    April 20, 2009
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    To investigate the murder and robbery of a rich socialite, Beckett poses as Castle's date to a charity ball.
  8. 8. Ghosts
    April 27, 2009
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A crime journalist helps Beckett and Castle in the investigation of a woman who drowned in a bathtub full of motor oil in a seedy motel.
  9. 9. Little Girl Lost
    May 4, 2009
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Beckett gets a surprise call from the FBI to help out on a kidnapping case, teaming Beckett with her ex-boyfriend which she still has unresolved feelings for.
  10. 10. A Death in the Family
    May 11, 2009
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After a plastic surgeon is found murdered in his car, Castle and Beckett's investigation leads them into a world of surgery-obsessed patients and covert procedures.

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2009
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ABC
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AmznAddictReviewed in the United States on August 30, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsOne of the best presents you can have in this day and age ...
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One of the best presents you can have in this day and age is content you haven't yet discovered but that you can binge on. I was so lucky to have discovered Psych and Mentalist late, and now I get to discover Castle. Instead of a fake psychic you get a famous murder/ mystery author who is observant and is well networked. I like that the show isn't fully dependent on him to solve crimes, he doesn't contribute as much as Shawn from Psych or Patrick Jane from the Mentalist. It's not as funny as Psych and doesn't have an overarching plot as macabre as the Mentalist. There is an overarching plot, but they haven't really focused much on it, it's only mildly interesting and so doesn't eat up the show.
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BKWReviewed in the United States on August 11, 2016
5.0 out of 5 starsI can't get enough of this show
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I got hooked on this show a few months ago. Kind of goofy, but still a good crime drama with romantic tension in the air. What more can you ask?

I tend to be a TV snob, watching mostly documentaries and movies that have some artistic or social quality. That doesn't mean I'm too good for some basic, fun to watch entertainment, and this does the job. Castle's character is a successful millionaire, but just goofy and vulnerable enough, plus ok looking but not over the top good looking to keep him from seeming somewhat believable. Beckett's character is so good looking, confident, and successful that it's hard to imagine her ever seeing anything in Castle, but the chemistry is undeniable and they use that to tease the viewer into coming back episode after episode and season after season.

The plots are, for the most part, original and refreshing, but far enough from reality that you have to just go along and stop reminding yourself that these things would never happen in real life and that nobody would survive the predicaments that confront the characters on each episode. I am former law enforcement and know that none of the things on this should would ever happen, but again ... I don't care. Sometimes you just need to escape reality for an hour or two.

One of the real surprises for me has been Susan Sullivan. After watching her as the uptight Kitty Montgomery on Dharma and Greg, I couldn't have imagined her playing any other character. In Castle, she plays Martha - Castle’s whacky mother, who is an over-the-top, past her prime actress, with a multitude of character flaws, but who is nonetheless lovable.
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R. JeffordsReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2019
1.0 out of 5 starsRip Off By Amazon Fire
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I set a PIN to prevent being charged for movies and tv shows when I didn't want to order them. Although I set the PIN on the main account, the Fire devices want you to specifically list them under the settings tab. Also, if you choose the PIN setting on a Fire device, you MUST have Parental Controls on which means I have to put a PIN in every time I choose a show to watch EVEN when using a non-Amazon APP on the Firestick. It is very easy to get charged as there is no confirmation before ordering that tells you that you are going to be charged. If you are not looking closely at the screen, you just might end up ordering a TV show that you don't want to pay for and is definitely NOT worth paying to access the show.
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Jane EyreReviewed in the United States on October 30, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsCastle Season1
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I enjoyed Castle, as a detective mystery series and gentle romance. The banter reminds me of old time movies. Each story episode is unique. Premise is a bit far-fetched, but the detecting is adventurous and plausible. The premise is an author of popular novels is given a favor by his fan, the mayor, and gets permission to tag along with the police department, ostensibly to get more material for a new novel series. I think the only thing I didn't enjoy was the overbearing hammy wannabe actress mother, kind of a thin "Auntie Mame" type who lives with the author. Her character adds nothing to the stories. Meant as comic relief, I guess. Overall, one of the best tv shows for the time. Fast paced, interesting soundtrack music different for each show, and nicely edited. My favorite characters were the two supporting detectives and their banter. I didn't know of Nathan Fillion before this show. He plays a handsome man about town smitten with the female detective. He's gallant, charming, Richie rich and likes to help, and often is surprisingly helpful. It's fun, not too grotesque, not too mushy, and paced well.
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islandgirl1056Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsWholesome detective fun
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A fun, not too serious detective comedy drama - as I watched each episode I became more familiar with all the characters and enjoyed the interaction and the great sleuthing. The cameo appearances of James Patterson, Michael Connelly and others during a weekly poker game that Castle hosts where they discuss the crime and propose solutions as if it were a new story they were writing is a fun touch. I enjoyed watching this during my pandemic-times.
DanAnnieReviewed in the United States on February 11, 2015
5.0 out of 5 starsI've become a Castle addict... have already streamed several seasons
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Hi, my name is Ann and I'm a "Castle" addict.

I'm not sure how this television series has been running since 2009 and I had not even watched one episode. It is fantastic!

How addicted am I? Throughout my day I will ask myself... "Is there enough time to watch an episode before I have to do 'such-and-such'?"!!

"Castle" is a crime solving series that has intrigue, romance and humor. The story-line revolves around a beautiful police detective (Kate Beckett - Stana Katic)) who is tasked with solving murders in New York City and a handsome, rich and well connected murder/mystery novelist (Richard Castle - Nathan Fillion). The pilot connects these two over a series of deaths that mimic murders in some of the writer's novels. Castle is brought on to "consult" in that investigation and then ingratiates himself into a semi-permanent position as a consultant to Beckett because he's friends with the NY mayor. The show has great writers; it's difficult to predict the outcome of each episode! It keeps you guessing... and laughing!
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Miss Kate Beckett ParkerReviewed in the United States on October 16, 2012
5.0 out of 5 starsSpecial features makes up for the shortness of the season
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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.
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Joanna MReviewed in the United States on January 29, 2014
5.0 out of 5 starsNot just another crime procedural...
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A best-selling author and an NYPD detective team up to solve difficult crimes, utilizing their very different personalities and backgrounds -- simultaneously creating an appealing show that packs everything from mystery to light-hearted humor.

Despite her initial reluctance, Det. Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) finds herself tailed on the job by Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), a famous crime novelist (the fictitious equivalent of Stephen King), thanks to his pulling strings in the mayor's office. While Castle initially claims he's there to glean ideas and inspiration for his new series -- about a female detective named Nikki Heat, who is based on Beckett -- it's also clear that Castle loves the "whodunnit" angle of solving real-life cases.

In addition, it quickly becomes clear that Castle is attracted to Beckett, a pretty and intelligent yet tough and no-nonsense cop. The writer and researcher in Castle almost immediately appraises Beckett, concluding that someone so smart and good-looking could've been anything she wanted, so there must be a specific reason for her choosing to join the police force. Castle's suspicions are fast affirmed, but it's also apparent that Beckett's past is too painful for her to discuss. Nonetheless, that's hardly a deterrent for someone like Castle, who only thinks it makes Beckett all the more intriguing.

Rounding out the cast are Kevin Ryan (Seamus Dever) and Javier Esposito (Jon Huertas), two other NYPD detectives who work under Beckett for Captain Roy Montgomery (Ruben Santiago-Hudson); Castle's former-actress mother Martha Rodgers (Susan Sullivan) and teen daughter Alexis (Molly C. Quinn), both of whom live with him.

Although Season 1 only has 9 episodes, it's a great way to become introduced to this quickly addicting series! If you enjoy mysteries, a bit of flirtation and a frequently sprinkling of witty banter and humor, definitely give Castle a try!
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