Hellooo, sweet readers. Three days left! That's right, the season premier of CASTLE happens this Monday night! Can you tell I'm excited? Here's proof. I've got this monumental event marked on my calendar - in permanent marker, all caps, and highlighted in neon yellow. I kid you not.
So why am I shivering in anticipation over a TV show when I rarely even watch television? First of all, in case you didn't know (seriously?) Castle is about a mystery writer. Therefore, I think it's sacrilegious as an author not to support a fellow writer, albeit a fake one.
Two, and this could perhaps be ranked as my number one reason, Richard Castle (okay, his real name is Nathan Fillion) is hot. Well, maybe not hot like that fella on the gigantic poster at the Abercrombie and Fitch store in the mall, but I've had a crush on Fillion when he played Joey Buchanan on ONE LIFE TO LIVE umpteenth years ago. Castle has a little boy charm and wit that's both adorable and annoyingly adorable at the same time. The beautiful, statuesque Kate Beckett (played by Stana Katic) has the patience of a saint to put up with his antics, but the man gets under one's skin, you know?
Finally, the writers of the show do an extraordinary job of developing the sexual tension between Castle and Beckett while throwing in some quirky one-liners. The love-hate relationship moves with a steady pace and stretches character development. (Hints we writers might be well-advised to take into consideration.)
Now, just so Naughy Author Chicks isn't completely bombarded by CASTLE haters, I'll throw out ONE negative. The mystery storyline isn't always the most savvy. I mean when Casey Crow can figure out the who done it, we have a problem with predictabililty. Still, I shall tune in Monday night to see if Beckett survives the gun shot to her chest. Like that's a hard one to see coming, but Castle's reaction will no doubt present a more serious side to him. One that is long overdue.