I’m so happy to see Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Serendipity) really come into his own. Starring on the hit show Castle, Fillion manages to make his writer character endearing, but annoying, cute, yet manly and at the same time keep the tension up with policewoman sidekick, Beckett (Stana Katic – who I first remember seeing in the poorly received The Spirit).
First introduced to Fillion in the too short lived Joss Whedon series Firefly (also starring another crush of mine, Adam Baldwin. Love, love , love him in My Bodyguard, Netflix it today!), it’s great to see him in something that lasts more than four shows. But the storylines on Castle really shows off, Fillion’s comic ability combined with entertaining plots.
It’s not your normal cop show – Law & Order, NCIS, CSI – this one does have a beginning, middle, and an end, but it’s expertly combined with humor, and that is really what is making all the difference. Audiences get a full story about a crime (base on a real crime or not, it doesn’t matter), they get the tension between two incredibly good looking people of the opposite sex, and they get some well written dialogue that does its job to propel the story forward. The show is a great treat on Monday night and there is hardly any blood.
It can even make fun of itself and with Fillion’s added touch of bringing silliness with seriousness, Castle is the new Law & Order.