Your Next Box Set: Castle
On the lookout for a new box set to spend your evenings devouring? Each week, hmv.com will be recommending you a series that will swallow up your whole life until your finish the last episode...
This week, it’s long-running detective drama Castle…
What is it?
Richard Castle is a novelist, a good one, so good in fact that a serial killer decides to impersonate one of his plots. Following this, he gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes, lead by Detective Kate Beckett. Initially resistant to Castle’s involvement, Beckett soon comes round and the pair end up teaming up to solve all sorts of unusual crimes.
Who’s in it?
Former Firefly mainman Nathan Fillion leads the way as Richard Castle himself, with Stana Katic playing Kate Beckett. There are other supporting cast members, but the show is all about the two of them.
Why should I watch it?
It’s a slow burner, but the kind where you’ll suddenly find you’ll watch six or seven episodes in a single sitting. It’s low-key, but very charming and incredibly watchable.
Describe the show in three words…
Charming, nimble and quietly addictive.
The sixth series of Castle is released on DVD on Monday (November 17th).