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Castle: Season 1 (2009)

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Critic Consensus: 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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In the first season of this crime drama, successful murder-mystery writer Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) is asked to consult with the New York City police about a serial-killer case in which the murderer is reenacting scenes from Castle's books. He agrees, and he shares his insight with Det. Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), the lead detective on the case. After the case is solved, Castle uses his friendship with the mayor to continue working with Beckett's team on additional cases. The benefits are mutual: His skills will help the police, and he will get to do research his next series of books centering on Det. Nikki Heat, a female protagonist inspired by Beckett. Beckett objects to the character's name and disapproves of the way Castle doesn't follow police protocol, but she realizes she's in no position to question the mayor's decision.

Cast

Nathan Fillion
as Richard Castle
Stana Katic
as Det. Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan
as Martha Rodgers
Molly Quinn
as Alexis Castle
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
as Capt. Roy Montgomery
Tamala Jones
as Lanie Parish
Jon Huertas
as Det. Javier Esposito
Seamus Dever
as Det. Kevin Ryan
Bailey Chase
as Will Sorenson
Patrick Bauchau
as Caine Powell
Jayne Brook
as Claudia Peterson
Bruno Campos
as Calvin Creason
Dan Castellaneta
as Judge Markway
Bill Smitrovich
as Ben Davidson
Judy Reyes
as Theresa Candela
Caterina Scorsone
as Joanne Delgado
Ion Overman
as Candace Robinson
Michael Graziadei
as Brent Johnson
Sarah Drew
as Chloe Richardson
Francis Capra
as Juan Restrepo
Nick Chinlund
as Evan Mitchell
Joshua LeBar
as Jason Bollinger
Peter Jason
as Sheriff Sloan
Robert Picardo
as Clark Murray
Lisa Waltz
as Laurie Horn
Julian Acosta
as Alfred Candela
Channon Roe
as Kevin Henson
Robert Costanzo
as Sal Tenor
Dohn Norwood
as Charles Oni
Jonathan Banks
as Bruce Kirby
DeLane Matthews
as Jacey Goldberg
George Newbern
as Howard Peterson
Todd Waring
as Dave Ellers
Joe Marinelli
as Jimmy Moran
Joanne Kelly
as Lee Wax
Jamie Chung
as Romy Lee
Alex Carter
as Michael Goldman
Julia Nickson
as Mrs. Lee
Monet Mazur
as Gina Cowel
Jillian Armenante
as Susan Mailer
Keir Dullea
as Jonathan Tisdale
Kunal Sharma
as Spencer
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Critic Reviews for Castle: Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (12)

With Moonlighting and Murder, She Wrote as the dominant influences, Castle is predisposed to be formulaic and stale.

March 9, 2009 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Castle could be all kinds of fun.

March 9, 2009 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Fillion is the main reason to watch Castle. Charming and witty, his character brings some fun to what's otherwise a fairly standard cop procedural.

March 9, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Common Sense Media

This sort of banter takes up a good portion of the Castle premiere episode, each instance of it reinforcing the always-already familiar premise.

March 9, 2009 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…
PopMatters

Castle might be a palatable program for viewers who tune in after Dancing with the Stars.

March 9, 2009 | Full Review…
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fillion's performance is top-notch and his character's off-key relationship with his mother and daughter adds a charming element to the series that makes it more than the usual police procedural.

March 9, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine
Top Critic

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