Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but, yeah, Nathan Fillion is pretty awesome. He’s not the only reason, but he is certainly one of the main reasons, why Castle is such an enjoyable show.
At this point, I’ve just watched the first season, which was a paltry 10 episodes, but I definitely like what I’ve seen so far. Yes, it is a murder mystery, which isn’t usually my genre of choice, but the writing is great, the banter is witty, and Nathan Fillion is almost smarmy. Wow, did I really just use the word smarmy?
Nathan Fillion basically steals the show. Fillion has long held a place of honor in the geek community and for good reason. Nathan Fillion is and always will be Malcolm Reynolds. It doesn’t matter what show or movie he appears in, part of me will always think of Firefly and make me smile. At the moment, he’s basically the Harrison Ford of television. I mean, Ford is an amazing actor, but he’ll always be Han Solo and Indiana Jones in my heart no matter what role he plays.
He also plays the part of Richard Castle really well. He really does a great job coming across as a confident and charming best-selling author. And that leads me to another thing I enjoy about the show–I love that the protagonist is an author. Over the last few years, I’ve really gotten into reading and I’m intrigued by how authors work so it’s been fun to get a peak into the life of a writer.
The supporting characters are also interesting, especially Kate Beckett. She has a dark and mysterious past that I can’t wait to crack open. Sure, we’ve gotten some of the details already, but there seems to be more story to tell there. It’s also nice to see a strong female lead, even if she can’t help but fall for Castle.
If you haven’t watched the show and you like murder mysteries or you like writing or you just like Nathan Fillion, then I would definitely recommend Castle. In fact, even if you don’t particularly like any of those things, you still might like the show. It’s fun and easy to watch.
Monday, March 28th, 2011
I’ve been trying to think up an excuse for not posting for two weeks and, well, I haven’t come up with one yet. I’m pretty sure that I’ve just been lazy. Yeah, that’s not a great excuse, but that’s life for you. Sometimes, I just don’t feel like writing; I just want to go to bed. Is that too much to ask? I hope not.
Anyways, during the last couple of weeks or so, I’ve thought of a whole bunch of geeky things that I really need to post about, but instead of actually posting about any of those things now, I’m just going to post the list of things that I will post about later. (And you thought I couldn’t get any lazier).
- Supernatural – Jinkies, Supernatural is one awesome show. My brother and I have watched the first five seasons on Neftlix and I still can’t get over how much I enjoyed it. We just demolished the series. I really wanted to tear into season 6, but that’s proving difficult. Sad face :(
- Warehouse 13 – After we finished Supernatural, we were looking for something else to watch. I had watched the first few episodes of Warehouse 13 season 1 back when it originally aired and found it to be a pretty fun show. Then I attended the panel at Comic-Con and decided that I needed to catch up. Now, I’ve finished season 1 and I’m just waiting for season 2 to come out on DVD.
- X-Files – I’ve been watching season 1 of the X-Files on instant watch (through Netflix) in between discs. I’m about 3/4 of the way through and I’ve found it to be pretty interesting despite one horrific theme song/intro.
- Castle – Now I’ve moved onto Castle. Not sci-fi so much, but it does have Nathan Fillion and I think that makes up for anything else it lacks. Very enjoyable so far!
- The Wise Man’s Fear – I finished The Name of the Wind a few weeks ago and loved it. Even though I have a bunch of unread books sitting on my bookshelf right now, I decided to skip them and go straight for the sequel. Review forthcoming!
Ooooo. The last thing I wanted to mention was that I came across a sweet set of action figures today that I don’t think I can pass on buying. I haven’t bought an action figure since I picked up The Man in Black and Jacob (from LOST) at Comic-Con, but I think it’s time to make another $20-some splurge. That’s right, Scott Pilgrim action figures.
Sure, they only have Scott (poor Ramona), but both figures look really sweet and I think they’ll look even more amazing on my desk!
The best deal I’ve seen is at Entertainment Earth. They have the pair for $24. Not bad.