I’ve got to admit that my love for the show Castle has been dropping over the last few weeks. First, I hear that the stars of the show Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic don’t really even like each other. Then, it gets out that Stana Katic is leaving the show. But, this is the worst news yet.
Just when Nathan thought he was going to have the show all to himself and everything else was going to get shifted around to accommodate that, the show itself gets canceled. But, I have to be honest. When the show was hot, it was hot. Loved every scene of it. But, where do you go from her being the Captain and him being a P.I.? It kind of fell apart when the writers made those turns.
Let’s get back to that first thing though. What a shock that Nathan And Stana don’t even like each other huh? What a blow! They have to be the best actors in the world to have us believing week after week that they are in love. They don’t skip a beat.
Their chemistry works. The way they look at each other has us sitting in the seats wishing we had a relationship that hot and steamy. But then again, there is a rule about the stage. If it’s hot and steamy on the set, nothing’s going on between them. When they lose the passion, that’s when they hooked up. So for these two to be able to bring that kind of heat and passion to the screen, they must have hated each other. The whole total reverse.
Of course, I had no delusions that they were a real couple off the screen. But to not even like each other, to have those egos too big for one show, that’s a hard one to take. I like them liking each other. I like the thought of them liking each other. But whatever, the show is getting canceled. I’m over it.
When it was announced Stana Katic was leaving the show, that was the first thought that came to mind. How is the show going to work without her? It can’t. The show might be called Castle, but she’s the muse. She’s the reason Castle came to work at the police department. So, she’s the show every bit as much as he is. Take that huge piece out of the machinery and the machine no longer works.
Of course, shows like this try to survive by finding new players to come in and play new roles. Sometimes, they try to find a replacement for the roles that made the show in the first place. That doesn’t always work. It takes a great actor or actress to come onto a show and step into a role created by someone who has big shoes to fill.
Other times, they leave that alone and just introduce new characters. They’re not trying to take the place of anyone. Just adding to the show. Bringing something new that gives the show a whole new dynamic. That can work. I’ve seen it work. But, it’s also a gamble.
It’s like trying to be someone you’re not when you’re dating and then changing into a someone totally different when the relationship gets real. It’s not what the fans bought into. Take the stuff that works away and the show might as well call it quits. Again, it takes some real special people to keep it alive and turn the fans in a whole new direction.
Guess Castle wasn’t even about to try that. Yet another show goes down that I like. I’m getting used to it I guess. While I stay steady loyal to my shows, the networks are always finding ways to get rid of me.
But tell me the reason, why do you ruin this: