Yeah Castle's reaction was a little over the top, but still fun. As long as I'm having fun watching TV I don't mind.
If any of you also watch Bones you wouldn't mind the stupid little things Castle does. He's still fun and somewhat in characters. After eight years Bones is still annoying.
Brennan herself, yes, I agree. I generally love the rest of the cast though, and especially Hodgens and Angela together.
Brennan's been getting a little better this season as a character. I guess motherhood and living with Booth has made her slightly less socially retarded. But it's a testament to the show and the rest of the cast that I keep tuning in when the titular lead is my least favorite character.