Castle—a new-this-season TV show—went into reruns this week. I didn’t have time to watch it when it first aired but have heard lots of raves about it, so decided to give it a try.

Wow! I love, love, love it!

The pairing of an uptight, by-the-book detective (heroine) and a laid-back, smooth-talking mystery writer (hero) is one of my favorites. Reminds me of The Big Easy.

I haven’t seen enough of Castle to pin down the character archetypes, but I’d say they’re perfectly layered. From what I’ve seen so far, Detective Kate Beckett is a Crusader-Librarian and mystery writer Richard Castle is a Bad Boy-Charmer.

Their banter is witty and fast-paced, the first two episodes had lots of laugh-out-loud moments, and early on we see meaningful glimpses into their personal lives. In other words, brilliantly written!

Since summertime is notorious for poor TV-viewing options, I’m so glad I saved Castle for reruns. Now I have something to look forward to every week.

Until next time,

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