It's great to have new episodes of our favorite TV shows back ... these past three weeks have been rough.
On the bright side, it kept me from having to write reviews of 'Castle' when I have absolutely nothing to say that I haven't talked about previously.
Today is one of those instances. I'm glad 'Castle' is back, and I will continue to watch and enjoy it, but I'm looking forward to more substantial episodes -- the ones involving the identity of Castle's father or the conspiracy surrounding Beckett's mother's murder and Senator Bracken.
I'm absolutely on board with Castle and Beckett being together, but their little quarrels really don't interest me all that much at this point.
Overall, I'd say that this show does a pretty good job with its cases-of-the-week, but if you watch as much TV as I do, you have seen every variation of everything. So (quite often) every twist and turn I either see coming or have already seen before. And this isn't because I'm particularly intelligent, it's just because I'm a loser and watch more television than any person ever should.
A solid episode of a show that we like: nothing special, nothing to complain about.
QUOTES OF NOTE:
--BECKETT: "Troublesome ex-wife? Imagine that."
--CASTLE: "It's the bachelor meets Homeland."
--Nice to see someone playing a dead person at the beginning of the episode get to do some real acting. Sure, it was only a video text message, but that's more than 99% of dead bodies get to do on TV.
--I'm not saying this just because of the hair color, but damn, Meredith looks a lot like Alexis. So spot-on, in fact, that they simply must be mother-daughter in real life. (Even though I know they aren't)
--The two biggest free-loaders on TV: 2. Castle's Mom. 1. Alan Harper on 'Two and a Half Men'.
THE SCORE: 73 out of 100