Writing Can Be Murder

March 24, 2009

I want to love Castle

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 8:04 pm

I really do — after all it’s a show about a mystery novelist, but it’s missing something. A big something.

There’s no magic.

None.

Not a single solitary drop.

I miss Remington Steele….

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4 Comments »

  1. Right there with ya. I mean, it’s nice just to look at Nathan Fillion – because he’s so cute, but meh on the whole vibe from the show. It’s watchable, but I’m not a rabid fan yet.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — March 24, 2009 @ 11:05 pm | Reply

    • It’s a shame, because it just needs some relatively easy tweaks. If it was my show I’d amp up the conflict:

      — Make a cop in the squad room interested in her (or make it more interesting — interested in him) Instant “love triangle” even if she (or he) isn’t terribly interested in either one of the would-be suitors. It would make for great tension and comedy.

      — He’s supposed to be fairly famous — make that a stumbling block as often as possible — a witness who wants his autograph, a victim who wants to tell him their great idea for a book, a woman he’s slept with (because in the pilot he was supposed to be this playboy, but all I’ve seen so far is the fact he should be nominated for Dad of the year) an agent or editor who wants him to “write more — research less”

      — Have dear old mom argue about the “motivation” of the players involved in a case (since she thinks she’s the world’s greatest actress) while he as the writer is focused on “the story”

      — He should ALWAYS be where he shouldn’t be — always, always, always

      Keep the mother and daughter — they’re working great — just give them more to d0

      Can you tell I’m frustrated? lol

      Comment by love2wryte — March 25, 2009 @ 10:40 pm | Reply

  2. I totally agree with all of this! The show is bland. If they really amped it up with some of this stuff it would be stellar.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — March 27, 2009 @ 12:18 am | Reply

  3. Wow, great ideas, Jen. I’ve never seen the show, but just from reading your version I would totally want to watch it!

    Comment by Cyndi — March 29, 2009 @ 5:32 pm | Reply


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