• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 9, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
Metascore
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  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Sep 21, 2012
    80
    While this focus [ on Kate and the shadowy lethal forces] at times approaches a "perils of Pauline" level of melodrama, with a showdown that pushes the credibility envelope, it's fun to watch.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. Nov 2, 2012
    10
    Season 5 of Castle is what we've all been waiting for. Romance in the workplace between two inseparable characters that have grown together since the beginning of the show. Many shows often neglect this aspect and seem to just throw in romance to please the viewers. Though, not this time around. Castle Season 5, makes it believable, and will even at times have you jumping up from your seat with a big giant grin smiling because of the happiness of both you, and what the characters are going through. This season isn't over, and it's going to be interesting to see where it leads us. Full Review »
  2. Oct 11, 2012
    10
    This new season delivers what fans have been waiting for 5 years to see, Beckett and Castle romance although they try to keep it a secret few glances and "handshakes" always tell us what is really going on in their minds Full Review »
  3. Feb 14, 2014
    10
    Season 5 is my personal favorite of Castle, though I might admit season 3 has been the pinnacle of the show thus far. The inevitable romance between Castle and Beckett finally sees some real progression (which you would anticipate from the close of season 4). This show has undeniable charm and humor that always gets me to chuckle or feel for its main characters episode after episode. And, as always, the season 5 ending holds two great hooks that will have you clamoring for season 6 episodes however you might find them. I've been playing catchup, binge-watching season 1-5 in roughly 2 months. I'm sad to know that I'm only a half season behind now, but I sincerely hope Castle has at least a couple more solid seasons before the show's creators consider wrapping things up. Few shows hook me like Castle does. If I had to pick out one flaw for season 5, it's probably the less-serious tone. I love the earlier series feel that relied more on humor and zany experiences, but the balance of drama and comedy has been dynamite for Castle. Fans will be happy to know that Castle has actually increased in popularity, going from a TV rank of 41st (10.19 million viewers) during its first season to 19th in season 5 (12.26 million viewers). The increase in viewer base bodes well for continuation of the series, as long as they can maintain the higher quality entertainment the show has so beautifully provided since its launch in 2009. Full Review »