Monday, February 28, 2011

Nathan Fillion - Castle - TV Guide: Ask Matt Feb 28 '11

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TV GUIDE: Ask Matt: Sheen, Kalinda, Danno, Mother, Castle, Glee and More!

Feb 28, 2011
by Matt Roush

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... Question: TV Guide Magazine's recent article about Castle posed a great question: Why aren't more people watching the show? I just can't understand why it's not a huge hit. Castle has all the standards of the day for a hit: very attractive people solving crimes. It is currently the show I look forward to watching most. The writing and acting are excellent and it is just so much fun. I love that it is character rather than case-driven and doesn't take itself too seriously, unlike other procedurals. Rick Castle is easily one of my favorite TV characters. The recent episode dealing with the murder of Beckett's mom highlights everything that is great about the show. So why does Castle seem like a largely ignored show? — Amy

Matt Roush: Maybe our current cover story can help turn that perception around. The fact is, as enjoyable as Castle is, it's one of many shows in an oversaturated genre that is dominated mostly by CBS blockbusters. Castle does just fine for ABC, and tends to flourish even more when Dancing With the Stars is in season, and if there are big storylines and stunts coming, I'm sure we'll give them proper coverage. But with episodic procedurals, it can be very easy to take them for granted week in and week out. Doesn't mean we don't enjoy them.

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