Castle: Season 1 (2009)


Season 1
Castle

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Castle's leads are certainly likable and fun to watch, but there's precious little beyond the banter to keep the series compelling.

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Critic Ratings: 29

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Air date: Mar 9, 2009

Mystery novelist Richard Castle works with New York police to find a killer who is modeling his crimes after scenes from Castle's novels.

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Air date: Mar 16, 2009

A woman's body is stashed in a laundry-room dryer in an upscale apartment building where she was a nanny; Castle tries to get inside Beckett's head while writing the first novel in his Nikki Heat series.

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Air date: Mar 23, 2009

Castle and Beckett uncover a story of betrayal and obsession when they investigate the death of a teenage boy.

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Air date: Mar 30, 2009

Castle and Beckett investigate the death of a city councilman; Beckett tries to throw Castle off his game during one of his book readings.

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Air date: Apr 6, 2009

Police investigate when the frozen corpse of a missing woman is discovered at a construction site; Beckett must confront some difficult memories.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2009

When a strange murder scene points to a ritualistic killing, Castle and Beckett search for the killer.

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Air date: Apr 20, 2009

Castle and Beckett hunt for the perpetrator when high-end home invasions end in murders; Castle consults with a former jewel thief who once threatened to kill him.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2009

Beckett and Castle uncover a dark secret about a woman found drowned in a tub of motor oil; Beckett and Castle clash.

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Air date: May 4, 2009

Castle finds himself vying with an FBI agent for Beckett's attention when she is called in to help the agency investigate a little girl's disappearance from her home.

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Air date: May 11, 2009

Castle and Beckett investigate when a plastic surgeon is brutally murdered; Alexis goes to her first prom; Castle uncovers surprising information when he looks into Beckett's past.

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Cast & Crew

Nathan Fillion
Richard Castle

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Stana Katic
NYPD Captain Kate Beckett

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Susan Sullivan
Martha Rodgers

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Jon Huertas
NYPD Detective Javier Esposito

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Molly Quinn
Alexis Castle

Actor
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Capt. Roy Montgomery

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Tamala Jones
Lanie Parish

Actor
Seamus Dever
NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan

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Bailey Chase
Will Sorenson

Guest Star
Jamie Chung
Romy Lee

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Ion Overman
Candace Robinson

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Joseph C. Phillips
Mayor

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Francis Capra
Juan Restrepo

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Dan Castellaneta
Judge Markway

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Jonathan Banks
Bruce Kirby

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Susan Ruttan
Mrs. Pike

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Creagen Dow
Max Heller

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Patrick O'Connor
Chris Markum

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David A. Kimball
Mr. Kendall

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Andrew Marlowe
Executive Producer
Armyan Bernstein
Executive Producer
Barry Schindel
Executive Producer
Rob Bowman
Executive Producer
Laurie Zaks
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Critic Reviews for Castle: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Castle: Season 1

  • Jul 20, 2021
    very cool show, likeable leads who worked well together, interesting cases, Fillion certainly has charisma. Very solid opening season
  • May 21, 2021
    I'm not usually a fan of cop shows but this one is different. It's funny, creative, and twists the plot to a whole new level.
  • Jul 25, 2020
    The two leads are so great you won't mind you saw it all before.
  • Jun 19, 2020
    Castle: Season 1 is an exciting and dynamic crime drama with a comedic edge. As part of his research for a novel, mystery writer Richard Castle (played by Nathan Fillion) shadows NYPD homicide detective Kate Beckett (played by Stana Katic) and helps her and her team solve cases. The writing is quite good, making for some interesting crimes and dialog that's sharp and witty. Additionally, the characters are developed especially well, as is the series as a whole. One of the best cop dramas on television, Castle delivers an impressive 10-episode first season.
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  • Apr 21, 2020
    Such an incredible show, with a perfect blend of crime, comedy, and romance.
  • Mar 27, 2020
    its a great way to kill time but not much else. theres nothing original here, stories are formulaic and the formula is obvious by episode two. no risk taking. they rely almost entirely by the charisma of the two leads and their banter is tiresome before season 1 finishes. Nathan Fillion deserves better than this. Unfortunately he had to do it for 8 years before he got The Rookie, which is less formula-driven and more fun. Castle is especially disappointing if you liked Firefly and Serenity.
  • Oct 03, 2019
    nathan fillion hacer que la serie tenga éxito. sin el esta serie seria otra mas de policía algo ya visto en otra serie de policia. el lo hace espacial.
  • Feb 11, 2019
    OVERVIEW Richard Castle is a successful best-selling author, twice married and twice divorced, living in a spacious Manhattan condo with the single actress mother (Martha) who raised him and a bright teenage daughter (Alexis). He has money, toys, and rotating women, but he's bored. So bored in fact that he has killed off his best-selling character, Derrick Storm, a rogue prone to danger. Castle's looking for something new. Enter Kate Beckett, a strong forceful female homicide detective. The fact that she's also hot is irrelevant to her, but not to Castle. A serial killer is committing murders and staging them to look like kills from Castle's books, so Beckett needs to interview him. He's all play, she's all business. She doesn't think that he's likely involved, but she has to interview him anyway. Castle is hooked. He convinces the mayor to "let" him work the case as a consultant/advisor, much to Beckett's dismay, and the game is afoot. Castle helps solve the case, and the successful partnership continues so Castle can do research. As the opening narration reveals, every writer has his muse, and Castle thinks he's found his. He even bases a new character on her -- Nikki Heat. A strong forceful female homicide detective who works with a roguish mystery writer to solve cases. With a small difference -- in his books, the two are lovers, which Castle wants to replicate with Beckett. But like I said, she's all business. EPISODES THAT I LIKED The season premiere of the short 10-episode season was the best of the bunch. It established Castle as the bored playboy looking for something with more meaning and Beckett as the uber-serious detective in need of some enjoyment in her often-dark life. After that, prep school punks (E03), political intrigue with city council (E04), home invasions (E07), a link to an old eco-terrorism case (E08), and a child kidnapping (E09) are no match for Beckett and Castle, with Beckett grudgingly beginning to accept that Castle has something to offer besides annoying her. EPISODES THAT WERE WATCHABLE Episode 5 deals with a dead girl, found frozen but thawing, and while her story is interesting, the real contribution is you get to hear Beckett's origin story (how her mother was killed in an alley, nobody caught for the crime). It should have been awesome, it should have been riveting. But except for a couple of decent scenes, the episode was rather ho-hum. The last episode of the season looks at a dead surgeon and the mob, but again, except for a final scene or two near the end dealing with Beckett's mother's murder, the episode is rather lackluster. EPISODES THAT I DIDN'T LIKE Both episodes 2 and 6 are mostly odd...a dead nanny with a weird motive that comes out of nowhere, and voodoo killings that have nothing to do with voodoo. Plus some overwhelming backstory with Castle's ex-wife that is excruciating. They are definitely the weakest two of the season. EPISODE-BY-EPISODE REVIEW S01E01 Flowers for Your Grave - Castle wants new, and Beckett is certainly that 5/5 stars S01E02 Nanny McDead - Nanny dead, and no butler to blame 2/5 stars S01E03 Hedge Fund Homeboys - There's no honour among adolescent wanna-bes 4/5 stars S01E04 Hell Hath No Fury - Politics? Hookers? Murder? Just another day in NYC 4/5 stars S01E05 A Chill Goes Through Her Veins - Every story has a beginning, even Beckett's 3/5 stars S01E06 Always Buy Retail - Voodoo rituals and whirlwind Meredith? Both blow into town 2/5 stars S01E07 Home is Where the Heart Stops - Jewelry thieves, violence, and ball gowns 4/5 stars S01E08 Ghosts - Eco-terrorism, ghost writers, and poker showdowns...I'm all in 4/5 stars S01E09 Little Girl Lost - Child kidnapping, an ex-bf, and a stuffed bunny 4/5 stars S01E10 A Death in the Family - Send one hitman after another...oh, about your mother 3/5 stars THE BOTTOM LINE Beckett brings the serious, Castle makes it fun
  • Sep 09, 2018
    The characters were same as the mentalist...
  • Jun 02, 2018
    I'm actually catching this series in reruns. I didn't see it while it was airing. With that said, I enjoy this show. The characters are all likeable and the actors play them well. It's not exactly brain food, but when you want something lite, and not mentally taxing after work ... this kind of fits the bill.

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