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Fall TV 2010: My Review of the Season Premiere of ABC’s Castle

With the new fall season starting, new TV is bring us the good, the bad, and the mediocre, but how do you sort out the good and the bad? Here is what to watch this fall, so you can see the best new friendships, new loves, new action, and new heart. Now, the one returning show with the all the momentum is back, will it continue to grow on ABC….

What ABC Says:

When the new season of “Castle” begins, Beckett hasn’t heard from Castle since he left for the Hamptons months ago to finish writing his second Nikki Heat novel, “Naked Heat” (on sale September 28). The most Beckett, Ryan and Esposito have seen of Castle is a bookstore standee of him advertising an upcoming book signing. So when Beckett and her team burst into a shadowy apartment on the trail of a murderer, the last thing they expect to see is the real-life Castle standing over a dead woman’s body holding a gun! As Castle protests his innocence, Beckett has no choice but to arrest him on suspicion of murder, on the Season Three premiere of “Castle,” MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABCTelevision Network.

“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones asMedical ExaminerLanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.

Tune In or Out: When we left Castle and Beckett in May, then were not in good terms. Castle was leaving for the summer to finish his new book, Naked Heat, and Beckett was torn between her feelings for her new beau and Castle. Now, back in September, they are about to be reunited in the most unusual place. The season premiere does what Castle does best, giving us a common case in the most light-hearted fare possible. It certainly is not the best episode and it took me awhile to adjust to the new look by Stana Katic, but in the end it shows why this show is no one of ABC most popular hours.

Watch, Record Skip: If you are a returning viewer, continue to love and watch, but if you are new, then its a great time to jump on the Nathan Fillion train because it is certainly accepting more passengers. Castle premieres Monday at 10/9c on ABC.


DVD Craziness: What to Pickup This Week?

With premiere week here, a bunch of studios are going crazy releasing a bunch of releases on DVD this week or in the past couple of days, check out some highlights below.

Fringe: The Complete Second Season – Some Sci-fi plays it safe, some goes all the way, and in FOX’s Fringe, the second season meant taking the viewer’s expectations of their world, and throwing that across universes. The new season picks up well, and in order to get caught up this DVD set is worth the price, with bunch of commentaries and even a misplaced episode! (Out Now!)

Human Target: The Complete First Season  For most people, I bet, this would be the first time you are hearing about Human Target, a low-key, semi-hit, for FOX over the past year, provide a fun action-season with growing mythology about Christopher Chance (Mark Valley), the first season DVD has all of the 13 produced episodes, out Tuesday.

Castle: The Complete Second Season If one returning show is going to keep growing, it is ABC’s Castle. Now entering its third season, it continually grows in viewers and in quality, season two provided a nice procedural escape which is shown on a DVD with set tours and more. (Out Tuesday)

Modern Family: The Complete First Season This is a MUST-HAVE. The best new show of the last year, has a fun DVD release with making-of specials on the finale and the powerful Hawaii episode, plus fun specials with the cast, and a HI-larious gag reel. Each of the 22 episodes is so great, you must check this out on Tuesday!

Glee: The Complete First Season Are you a Gleek? I was once, and after the long hiatus, it just has worn of me. All the season 1 episodes are included on the set and I really have no need to go back and if you purchased the first half on DVD, most of the bonus features are the same including casting specials and more. (Out Tuesday)

2010 Finales: House and Castle Finish it Off Tonight

Finale time and it really kicks of with some powerful and funny stuff tonight:

House – “Help Me” 8/7c on FOX

The House finale in one word is……monumental. It is so monumental that the director Paul Attanasio had to use a new high-tech camera for the open frames of the episode. In it is unusual in the fact that House and Cuddy are out of the hospital for the majority of the episode, dealing with the night’s big crises a crane collapse. Dr. House is putting in to some compromising situations and of course annoys his team back at Princeton. The DVD I watched did not actually include the final scene but the last scenes for sure back a punch. It leaves into question and member of the team’s status and might change House’s life for a long time. Must watch.

Castle – “A Deadly Game” 10/9c on ABC

On the other end of the spectrum but somehow similar, the finale of Castle, does what they do best…make a seemingly terrible crime and turn it on its head and make it funny. The finale is pretty note-worthy for Rick as his daughter is moving on to bigger things for the summer and maybe he should as well. Good stuff, and the final minutes really entice next season’s premiere.

Quick Look: Tonight’s Stellar ‘Castle’

If you are all caught up in the craze of Dancing with the Stars, my first thing is why anymore and then second why don’t if you are watching it anyway just stick around an hour later for one of the best shows on TV right now Castle, the fun crime procedural about a mystery writer turn police consultant is back in a big way tonight on ABC with special guest and high in demand Desperate Housewives actress Dana Delany. Dana plays a FBI investigator who comes in to help Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Det. Beckett (Stana Katic)  after she is found to be the focus of a serial killer.

The first part airing tonight, and the second airing next monday, is riveting. Dana plays a great agent and is both fun and serious in her delivery with the NYPD crew. Just like always, Castle’s family is still intertwined and a major change might be happening in the family that really will affect Alexis in ways she did not think. The episode also plays with Beckett and Castle relationship, but the big draw and WOW moment for me is the final 5 minutes which will leave you entranced, and wanting the second hour more than ever.

Castle is stellar tonight after DWTS at 10/9c on ABC.