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Old April 5 2010, 07:46 AM   #1
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Castle: "Wrapped Up in Death" 4/5/10 - Grading & Discussion





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Old April 5 2010, 05:30 PM   #2
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I want that hat.
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Old April 5 2010, 05:46 PM   #3
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I have that hat. Though I think the brim of mine is a bit wider. (It's an "Indiana Jones Authentic Hat," i.e. a Stetson-made fedora, which I bought in 1985, except it's gray instead of Indy's brown.) The closest thing I can find on the Stetson website is this:

http://www.stetsonhat.com/products_detail.php?id=367
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Old April 6 2010, 12:49 AM   #4
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I'm guessing if it didn't cost ABC some extra $$$, Castle would be humming a certain theme song to himself while on this case.
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Old April 6 2010, 03:59 AM   #5
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Re: Castle: "Wrapped Up in Death" 4/5/10 - Grading & Discussion

indy's hat ... the curse ... the dog ... the teasing ... hexes... scooby doo ... daphne ... this show is such a blast... elevator ... there is no curse ... there IS no curse ...

asks Kate to take care of Alexis. "and would you also go into my closet and get rid of my porn collection before she finds it?"

another highly entertaining outing...

eta: i gave it an excellent!!
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Old April 6 2010, 04:05 AM   #6
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Good episode, I like the small tones they use in the songs. Just enough to get the point and not to much more than that
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Old April 6 2010, 04:26 AM   #7
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The banter was fun as usual, but it was kind of a run-of-the-mill episode -- hey, here's a suspect, no, they're cleared, but here's another suspect, no they're cleared, just one twist after another, chop chop chop. It didn't really grab me as a story. Particularly since I'm not at all fond of stories about people succumbing to superstition. And I'm not sure how historically/anthropologically accurate it is to apply the "mummy's curse" concept to a Mayan mummy.

But on the topic of accuracy, I was delighted when the assayer took a moment to explain how radiocarbon dating works -- and got it right. Carbon dating is one of the most frustratingly misrepresented scientific tools in the mass media; in reality, it only works on organic materials less than about 60,000 years old, but fiction routinely uses it as a magic tool for dating anything of any age, even things like pure metal that would have no carbon in them of any kind. (Although there are other forms of radiometric dating using radioactive isotopes of other elements with longer half-lives.) So I can't express how refreshing it is to see that a TV writer actually bothered to do the research. Even the minimum limit of 500 years seems to be true (though probably exaggerated/oversimplified), and they actually used that limit as a story point. Good job.
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Old April 6 2010, 05:52 PM   #8
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Christopher, you didn't mention Alexis in your review. Not once! Are you okay?
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Old April 6 2010, 09:05 PM   #9
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The beginning felt like a first season Scooby Doo episode, and the multiple references later in the show made it. Rather enjoyable.
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Old April 7 2010, 12:58 AM   #10
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Christopher, you didn't mention Alexis in your review. Not once! Are you okay?
Maybe sin ce she was in the show for more than 5 minutes he was happy.
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Old April 8 2010, 05:47 PM   #11
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I like Alexis, I want to see her more often. Although what's kind of neat is that I think if Castle and Beckett ever DID take the next step, she wouldn't act like so many other divorced dad's kids and try to sabotage them or something. I think she actually sort of wants to hang with Kate. I could see Alexis wanting to be a cop... or at least something in the legal field.
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Old April 8 2010, 07:56 PM   #12
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Well, Alexis did do that internship thing where she cleaned up the dead evidence closet. That suggests an interest.
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Old April 8 2010, 08:39 PM   #13
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Maybe Alexis can be the final season's criminal mastermind.
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Old April 8 2010, 11:17 PM   #14
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I forgot to mention one moment I liked. When Beckett was trying to piece the clues together and find a suspect, she asked, "What's the story that makes sense of the evidence?" That shows how much she's come to value Castle's contribution to the process. He's always spinning stories to get a handle on the case. But this time he was too distracted by the "curse" to do his part, so Beckett was unconsciously trying to emulate his thought process. They even set it up so that as she said it, her face in profile was right in front of his face in full forward view, covering half of it, as if to suggest visually that they were two halves of the same mind. A really interesting moment.
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Old April 9 2010, 12:21 AM   #15
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I forgot to mention one moment I liked. When Beckett was trying to piece the clues together and find a suspect, she asked, "What's the story that makes sense of the evidence?" That shows how much she's come to value Castle's contribution to the process. He's always spinning stories to get a handle on the case. But this time he was too distracted by the "curse" to do his part, so Beckett was unconsciously trying to emulate his thought process. They even set it up so that as she said it, her face in profile was right in front of his face in full forward view, covering half of it, as if to suggest visually that they were two halves of the same mind. A really interesting moment.
Recalls that bit from the serial killer eps about him getting his wish because the two of them were nikki heat.
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