Friday, 4 May 2012

Pic of the Week . . . Castle and Beckett

Something different.

Who here watches the TV crime show 'Castle'? I'm addicted. It started off with me watching and falling in love with the sci-fi show 'Firefly' and falling in love with Nathan Fillion's humour. After that, and because they only made one season - ONE season - of Firefly, I had to go on the hunt for something else Nathan.

Through the joys of YouTube, I found Castle, a crime series about a NY BestSeller crime novelist who gets to tag along with a homicide detective and help solve crimes. Ok, some of the crimes they come up with and the reasons behind the murders may be somewhat repetitive in a couple of episodes, but the one thing I love about this series is the fact it's character driven.

You know that Castle (the author) and Beckett (the Detective) have feelings for each other that get stronger as the show goes on. The tension between the two builds so much you're left uncaring who dunnit. You just want to know what's going to happen with these two characters.

The other thing I love about this is watching when Castle suddenly gets inspired to write. For me, watching this is so inspiring. I find myself sitting there thinking 'I do that - that's me!' and then I want to jump on my computer and type. Sounds stupid? Maybe it does, but it's prompted me to write so much in the last week...when I'm not watching Castle, that is.

And Nathan Fillion knows how to reach fans out there and build up his audience (either him or his agent...). The books that are written by Castle in the show are actual books that you can buy, written by a Ghost Writer under the same name of Richard Castle. Nathan Fillion plays on this and has set up websites, facebook and twitter as his character.

This, I think, is a great example of what else writers could do as a means of publicising themselves and their work. We have imaginations, we have the characters; combine the two with social media and you're broadening your horizons when it comes to publicity, something most publishers expect from their authors these days.

I just thought it was a great idea.

Still, this week's Pic of the Week is a still-sht from a scene that I quite liked.

Enjoy and have a great weekend...

12 comments:

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    1. I thought it was a great pic too. thanks :)

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  2. I know a lot of people who like this show. It reminds me of Bones, which is also very character driven. Great pic! :)

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    1. I love Castle, but I've never watched Bones. Maybe I should. I've heard good things about it...

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  3. Nathan Fillion is an odd looking bloke (his eyes are too far apart) but a very good actor.

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  4. Interesting recommendation. Thanks. It's something I've never got in to. Might give this one a try

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    1. It's a lighthearted watch...something with a bit of humour, a bit of action, and with the occasional serious message thrown in too

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  5. I watched it last week as I was watching Dancing With the Stars and was too lazy to get up and change the channel. It was really great, there were zombies. Not real ones, though. So I guess I have another exception on my boycott of ABC tv. (I claim I'm boycotting over serious issues with shows like GCB [Good Christian Bitches] and Modern Family, but I'm really ticked over them cancelling my favorite soap opera One Life to Live)

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    1. Oh what I'd give to have ABC TV. I've missed out on the whole of Castle series 4 - including the zombie episode which I've heard about - because we haven't got this channel. Hey how. Thanks for popping by :)

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  6. I really need to start watching this show. My mom loves it and talks about it all the time.

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  7. I'm lost until I can get my hands on the next season...lol. Well worth the watch in my opinion :)

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