i read about “castle” in the tv guide as a new series that would begin in the fall. that was 3 yrs ago. the story revolved around a mystery writer richard castle played by nathan fillion (i loved anything about writers & mysteries) & a female detective kate beckett played by stana katic. the premise intrigued me. castle was given permission to follow beckett around while she worked on her murder cases in order to do research on a mystery he was writing. she was not exactly thrilled with the idea & at first barely tolerated him. over the course of the first season the two begin to develop a rapport that shows signs of a strong attraction between the two. this attraction is extremely enjoyable to watch develop. it involves two people who are afraid to show their feelings and easily shy away from the other at the slightest hint of inequality of intent. each episode is so original in content and unpredictable in its conclusions as to whom the murderer is that your attention is held on the edge of your seat until the closing credits and there is all of the tension of the attraction developing between castle and beckett to enjoy throughout each show.
i’ve followed nathan fillian’s career since he was in the daytime soap opera “one life to live” as joey buchanan thru his role on “buffy the vampire slayer”..oh was he a nasty preacher in that role.. dr. horrible & firefly. i did not however know who stana katic was until the first episode of castle aired. it was an immediate chemical reaction – she blew me away from the moment i set eyes on her and watched her take over the role of kate beckett. i have been an avid fan of hers ever since and i have loved the show castle from the pilot on. it is my favorite show on tv. i can not get enough of stana & the relationship that beckett & castle are growing into. i have since sought out stana’s film work and enjoyed watching them all. i waited until the end of “quantum of solace”..james bond..just to see stana in a short and enjoyable segment. WOW!!! she is great in everything she does. she is my laptop screensaver. i feel all those who have discovered how great castle is and watch it regularly are so bloody lucky and i feel for those who have not joined our ranks. castle is an original with the best writers. actors. directors & crew. i do not know how i would feel if it were not for stana katic bringing such joy into my life when i’ve needed it most. the right place at the right time. she will go the distance as a bright and brilliant star and i will be there to follow her career. she is a truly gifted and talented actor and a fine and gracious human being who cares about many things including her fans. i hope castle lasts a long long long time. in the near future stana katic has an intriguing film due out titled “for lovers only”. something that i am enthusiastically looking forward to being released.
the three members of the cast that i follow directly on twitter are stana_katic. mollyquinn93. and nathanfillion. they are also on facebook. there are many sites where you can follow castle and its cast on facebook and there is stanatalkradio on iTunes podcasts and blogtalkradio and castletv.net which inspired me to write this blog and many more if you search them out. i am a stanatic and proud of it and i am addicted to “castle”..so why aren’t you???
by maggie christian