Sure, I believe that there are many people who still don’t know about the television show Castle, even though it is already in it’s second year and nearing the end of the 2nd season. However, it is certainly not a new show. Not by any stretch of the imagination. It first aired in March 2009 and at the end of the 1st season, there was some talk about cancelling the show. Thankfully, nearly every writer I know rallied together and wrote to the network to support the show.
If you’re a serious writer, it seems almost odd that you wouldn’t know about the fantastic TV series starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic (pictured to the right). A quick premise of the show was found on TVRage.com.
When mystery-thriller writer Richard Castle, played by actor Nathan Fillion, is called in to help investigate a series of copycat murders based on his books, he finds he enjoys the experience sufficiently to want to continue it. Pulling strings, he arranges to accompany NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, played by actress Stana Katic, claiming he wants to study and use her as a personality basis for his next book series. But their personalities don’t mesh — Castle’s fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants detective style greatly clashes with Beckett’s more conservative and methodical approach to the crimes, but the new life that Castle has begun couldn’t have been scripted better by himself.
I think Castle is living every writers dream. To live in the shoes of what you are writing about. At any rate, the show has been on quite awhile. I was really irritated last night (probably more so that was necessary) when I was in the car listening to a local radio station and they announced that “ABC had a new series called Castle that is airing tonight” (last night). Seriously, if you are doing a radio spot or a commercial for a network station or even a series, shouldn’t you have some clue if the show has been on the air before. The DJ was talking about it like it was brand new and a can’t miss TV show. In fairness, I love Castle, so I loved that it was getting some airtime and media attention, but I just wish the guy could have had his facts checked or just said “Hey, watch Castle on ABC tonight at 9pm. It’s a great show you can’t miss”. That makes more sense.
Do you ever get bothered by media attention to something that everyone else already knows exists but is suddenly being touted as new? Or am I just bothered alone and being silly? (btw. I’m totally over it today, it was just aggravating).