So here’s the down-low. I’ve been recruiting minions from far and wide to help cover things on the blog, as working full time, doing side projects, writing, and being a good family member with four needy dogs means that I just don’t have that much time anymore. Oh, and I like to read and watch TV, too. And sleep! I hear sleep is important!
So starting on October 29th, we’ll be getting two new writers to cover the Chuck beat, giving you episode recaps and reactions. I’d like to welcome ShoeLin85 (blog name: Undecided) and BDaddyDL to the blog (you can check out BDaddy’s first contribution post here), and we’ll see some great writing tips and other odds and ends from some mystery guests (I hope) soon!
But another show we really like here on the blog is…Castle. Part of it comes from our love of Firefly, but the rest of it is that we think Castle is just a really great show in need of some attention. So mxpw and I put out some feelers to find somebody to write about this great detective/writer duo, and we got a hit.
One problem: he’s British. That’s right. The British have invaded Castle Inanity and they’re bringing their extra “u” words with them. Give a warm welcome to Alris and check out his review of Castle, Season Four, Episode Four, Kicking the Ballistics, after the break while I go run away from the Australians and the Canadians who’ve been sharpening their pitchforks for the last paragraph.
PS – A “thank you” birthday post is en route!
One thing I won't let slide, however, is Esposito.
Really, Esposito? REALLY? There is NO excuse for a sideways baseball cap under ANY circumstance. This was just a cringe-worthy moment that sticks out like a sore thumb from what was otherwise an outstanding episode.
Yes, this is one of those inevitable filler episodes that comes as part and parcel of modern TV, but can you complain if it was as good as that? (If like our Most Benevolent Overlord, you spent this episode doing crosswords, go back and give it a second chance. I really think you'll be surprised)
Ryan is so often used as comic relief that it’s refreshing to see Seamus Dever at his best. Even Castle’s family took a backseat, allowing total focus on the case and therefore Ryan. The scene in the jail cell with the victim’s ex-boyfriend was powerful and the end scene even had me a little misty-eyed. Anyone else think they should really give Seamus more to do than they have up to now?
Captain Gates felt like a completely different person. There was no writer’s credit given at the start but whoever wrote this episode it feels like it was written with Montgomery rather than Gates in mind.
Lastly, this is not the first episode this season to specifically focus on Castle’s non-cop status, so I think there’s clearly something brewing here
What do you think?