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Old October 2 2012, 03:05 PM   #74
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Re: Castle Season 5 (including Spoilers)

Christopher wrote: View Post
I dunno, I'm getting tired of shows where the case of the week just happens to resonate perfectly with whatever's going on in the main characters' lives at that moment. As soon as they begin a secret workplace romance, they get a case involving a secret workplace romance? It's too contrived.
You're talking about a show whose premise is that some writer is following around actual cops for 4 years now. When I've suspended my disbelief enough to buy that I have no problem buying the cases mirroring their private lives.

I was talking to Kestrel about this while we were watching Castle last night and we agreed that the cases are just a backdrop. And that we watch the show for the character interaction, not for the procedural aspect.
So if the cases are tailored to fit what's happening between the characters I won't complain.

Not to mention that they did a pretty crummy job hiding their reactions. Anyone watching them during their interrogations of a couple of witnesses would've caught on right away that they were sleeping together.
That's because it was supposed to add some entertainment value for the audience obviously. It would be pretty dull if they were so good at hiding their feelings that the audience forgets about the whole thing while watching.

TV =/= Real Life

Also, what's with the sudden retcon of their reasons for keeping it secret? Last week, it was Castle wanting to keep the secret for rather nebulous personal reasons and Beckett who needed to be convinced. This week, it's Beckett who's worried they'll have to stop working together if their relationship becomes known.
I think the whole "we need to keep the relationship secret!" is a bit silly and overused since I don't think it's really necessary. BUT... in this case it's amusing and I'm happy to go along with it as long as it's this much fun.

Although they're still doing their usual formulaic thing that bugs me, where they interrogate a suspect they think is guilty for several minutes, and then finally they ask for the suspect's alibi and it turns out to be ironclad. Why don't they just start with the alibi question and save themselves a lot of trouble? I know that would make the episodes a lot shorter,
You could've stopped here.

TV/Writer Logic =/= Real Life
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