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“Wow, that really is a Smartphone” – A Castle Review

Welcome back Kate Beckett, welcome back. I’ve been extremely critical of the Castle TV series as of late.  “Always” is the reason for it. Let me explain.  There is exceptional storytelling in Castle. I’ve always said that.  In the season 4 finale, Castle writers and show creators Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller made a believer out of me again in their ability to properly tell it. If you haven’t watched the season finale yet stop reading this and go do it.  Go, right now. My critiques of the Castle episodes of “47 Seconds”, “The Limey”, and portions of “Headhunters”, were
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Dear Writers of Castle… (part 3)

“Headhunters” has reminded me that Castle is enjoyable these days more for Castle and the supporting cast, rather than Caskett.  Once upon a time, I was a huge shipper.  Now, not so much. If the goal of Castle was to tell a story of two people whose love might have been, had personal issues not wedged an immovable wall between them, it would have worked slightly better.  A story about how the ties of friendship and family can be just as strong as the ties of romantic love would have worked too. If the goal of Castle was to tell
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What’s a cool word for rambling?

So, let me spin it like this.  It’s 5:39 am.  I sat down at my computer at noon and decided it would be a day of uninterrupted, non procrastinating work.  I am happy to report that I am still going.  I’m quite proud, there was only very, minor goofing off, and the only break I took was for dinner and Castle. Speaking of which, let me digress.  Dear Castle, if Beckett and Castle don’t hook up soon I’m going to stop watching.  And I actually might.  I do not own a TV.  I do have a few select shows that
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Today in the life of a writer…

…I learned an interesting lesson about taking on writing projects you don’t care about – don’t. It’s not like suffering through a 9 – 5 to pay your bills. There, you can probably get by with a C minus, or D plus. No care = bad writing. Or rather, no emotion in it, no creative, no desire to fix the character development problems you see coming. I finished it because I was obligated to do so, and it’s just… not good. Also, my experiences with the film industry see to be ass backwards of what normally happens. Gives a whole
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