Entertainment Weekly posted this week’s cover, and it’s gorram shiny! Check it out:
No one is happier for Fillion than I – after reading so many articles about how he’s only just flirting with fame, his work is finally getting noticed and he’s become a household name. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of meeting Fillion, and all this great attention couldn’t happen to a nicer guy! What’s more, I am impressed that he’s found a quality show like Castle on which to hang his hat. As your resident TV aficionado, I would be remiss if I didn’t praise Castle for it’s fun writing, snappy dialogue, and all those nerdy in-jokes.
Despite being a crime procedural, the cases are fresh and I often find it difficult to predict who done it – a rarity for me. This season has been particularly tight, having just wrapped an action-packed two-parter that had the team scrambling to find a wayward nuke – it was kind of an homage to 24 but with that special Castle flavor that keeps drawing me in week after week. Fillion’s better half, Stana Katic, lends her Detective Kate Beckett an honest, tough, and often wry sensibility, and the supporting cast is likewise excellent. I didn’t realize how attached I was to the backup team of Ryan and Esposito (Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas) until they were both recently captured, tortured, and nearly didn’t make it! Susan Sullivan and Molly C. Quinn are perfectly on-note as Castle’s mother and daughter as well. Fillion is clearly beloved by his writers and producers, as they often sneak in Firefly references and his favorite Twitter phrases. These little quirks not only add to the show, but demonstrate that Fillion knows and loves his fans, too. What could be better than that – aside from more Firefly?