Castle : Season 1

  • Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 9, 2009
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    100
    Lotsa fast banter and stylish direction will make some viewers dimly recall--as they are doubtlessly meant to--William Powell and Myrna Loy's late, great "Thin Man" movie series.
  2. 75
    None of the episodes is likely to keep you up at night puzzling out the intricacies of the mystery, but they won't bore you or insult your intelligence. Castle exists to exploit the appeal of its stars and the amusing byplay between their characters, and it does that with admirable efficiency.
  3. 70
    Fillion and Katic occasionally seem a little too self-conscious--a little smirk goes a long way--but ultimately the characters are too appealing to resist.
  4. 63
    Given that the love-hate scenario between Beckett and Castle is fairly predictable, Castle’s success may ride on the quality of its murder mysteries, and it’s encouraging that the show’s second episode is better than the first.
  5. 63
    Yes, it is all kind of dopey and has that "been there/ done that" feel. But Fillion is so right for the part and carries the show so well that he makes the show more fun than it deserves for an otherwise by-the-book procedural.
  6. 63
    Staying largely on track as a dramedy rather than a sober drama with light laughs, Castle's plot holes can be forgiven more easily when they're at the expense of a good gag.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 386 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 103
  2. Negative: 1 out of 103
  1. heribertos
    Mar 30, 2010
    10
    Intelligent, smart sexy and characters and story line that are magnetic. You start watching and are so enthralled by the characters and story Intelligent, smart sexy and characters and story line that are magnetic. You start watching and are so enthralled by the characters and story that you want to catch up with everything you have missed in previous episodes. Full Review »
  2. ejw
    Apr 18, 2010
    10
    BEST COP SHOW EVER. I dont even like cop shows. But this rocks. Especially with Nathan fillion and the lead female is great too. Excellent writing.
  3. JamesS
    Apr 3, 2009
    10
    Love the tongue in cheek feel of this show, it really should be classified as a parady. Fallion is great and so is Katic. Normally I would Love the tongue in cheek feel of this show, it really should be classified as a parady. Fallion is great and so is Katic. Normally I would hate these cops shows, but the characters drive the show, not the plot. Full Review »