Musings and Revalations After Re-Watching Castle

Earlier this month, I challenged myself to watch all of Castle again before season 5 starts today. I am happy to report that I finished up the last disc this past Saturday. Woot!  It was a very Castleified 3 weeks, let me tell you! I wanted to take a moment and reflect on some of the things I learned or re-affirmed in my re-watching…

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I actually really like Beckett’s hair short and dark

Some of the outfits they put her in in the first season were HORRIBLE. That pink dress? Come on… However I did like those boat-neck tops she’d wear a lot then

Still love the banter between Ryan and Esposito. Hope they patch things up soon!

I love the the attention to detail in the props. One example: in Last Call when they go to arrest the auctioneer, the paddle Castle holds up is #187, which is the police code for MURDER.

Lanie’s catchphrase is “Imma smack you”. I didn’t notice how often she said it until I watched them all in such a short period of time.

I’ve seen Knockout 4 or 5 times now, and I still get choked up at the end.

Favorite quote that I’d forgotten about until re-watching: “Oh, so many layers to the Beckett onion; how ever will you peel them all”

I still don’t think it’s possible for someone to get sliced in half VERTICALLY by a sword. We’re talking skull, the entire spine, sternum, pubic bone….. Horizontally I could see, but especially the guy who did it? no way!

When Beckett was playing guitar, what you might not notice is that she’s playing “Move That Ass (Get On the Floor)”, the rap song those 2 brothers were recording in Lucky Stiff.

Of course, I do love the Firefly references they get to throw in there throughout the series. I think Mal would disagree with Alexis that there in fact ARE cows in space…in Firefly’s cargo bay.

Say ‘boy-o’.

I’d love to see an episode where Martha and/or Alexis’ personal drama doesn’t parallel the case in some way, and then Castle actually makes a comment about it, like ‘don’t you guys have anything else going on right now that closer fits with this case so you can give me that magic phrase that flips the switch and I break this bad-boy right open?’

I should have counted the utterances of “BAM said the lady” and then kept a running talley on this site.

I had no idea one could subscribe to SkyMall… ok, I just looked it up. Evidently one can order a catalogue, but there doesn’t appear to be a way to get a subscription. Although, I’ve never ordered anything from SkyMall, so maybe if you order something they have you on a mailing list and just keep sending you things. Hmmm…

I remembered the first time I saw Punked, being oddly proud of myself for already knowing what Steampunk was.

I prefer Hilarie Burton’s charachter on White Collar WAY more than in An Embarrassment of Bitches.

I think they should have a scene in which Castle is at Java Loft buying the coffees, and maybe he’s made friends with the baristas there and they will all rejoice when they learn about Caskett.

Nikki Heat is definitely a stripper name.

That dress Beckett was wearing in The Limey was SOOO low cut, her bullet scar should have been very prominent, but it was nowhere to be found. I call SHENANIGANS!

I know the show’s set in NY, but films in LA. It’s fun when I notice locations from other tv shows… That Roslyn Hotel in Always was also a location in Common Law, which is actually set in LA. Another was the carousel from Tick Tick Tick; that location in Rizzoli and Isles was supposed to have been in Boston.

Sometimes Castle uses ‘ironic’ incorrectly.

In Cops & Robbers, I feel like they should have sent Ryan or Esposito in as the paramedic. Castle could have still passed a message, and there would be no risk of Trapper John recognizing Beckett’s voice and realizing she’s not a real paramedic.

One thing I’ve always loved about Castle is the random sense of humor moments they throw in.  Beckett: When I’m not here do you guys braid each others hair and debate who’s the coolest Jonas Brother?  Esposito: No, but is totally Nick. Ryan: Absolutely Nick.

I am ridiculously stoked for tonight’s episode of Castle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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