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I liked the episode, thought it was really funny. What I don't understand is why they used a hundred simultaneous multiple camera-angles. Seriously, no camera-man was seen (one was heard) and a documentary, especially about a beginning band, really won't have more than one camera pointing at an action at the same time.
I am with Mary and Josie on this one, this episode was embarrassingly bad. All the characters mugging for the camera like they'd never seen one before, and all the over-the-top scene-chewing by Esposito and Castle was just AWFUL.
I mean, I love this show generally, and I have watched every episode with growing affection for the characters, but I cannot understand WHY the producers of the show would feel the need to show each character at their worst, most attention-grabbing,narcissistic selves. And Gates was particularly annoying, with her lies about always being there for her detectives and all that other crap she was spewing...it was terrible. It was like watching bad vaudville comedians who aren't funny, just vulgar. Embarrassing! Please don't go this ever again, producers, or you will lose your fan base!
I liked the episode, it was different. From Espy's great singing to Lainie's hamming it up, to Beckett's sassyness. It showed a another side of them.
I too have been a Castle fan from episode One (Firefly fan also) and I have to agree with most everyone above....I understand the writers trying something different, but I was VERY uncomfortable watching all of them preen for the camera. Beckett was the only one who was sort of normal and professional. I imagine that Castle might flirt with the camera a little bit, but I don't think that he would go to the extent that he did in the show and I REALLY don't think Gates would have acted that way. Since she resents having orders to tolerate Castle, she would also resent this intrusion into her domain and I imagine would very stiffly welcome the crew to the precinct and offer cooperation, but only because she was ordered to.And the ending....seemed kind of rude that she would lock them into a closet when she just finished thanking them for editing out the scene with her and Castle that would have given their relationship away to Gates.
I JOIN THE MAJORITY OF COMMENTS THAT ARE UNHAPPY WITH THIS WEEKS FORMAT. OTHER TV SERIES HAVE DONE IT AND THEY ALL DETRACT FROM THE STORY AND CHARACTERS IN THE SHOW. "CASTLE"IS THE NUMBER ONE DRAMA/COMEDY ON TELEVISION IN MY OPINION. THE CASTING COULD NOT BE BETTER, AND THE "ON SCREEN" ATTRACTION BETWEEN BECKET AND CASTLE IS THE MOST BELIEVABLE OF ANY PAIR I CAN REMEMBER, AND THEIR BEDROOM SCENES ARE THE ABSOLUTE "HOTTEST" WITHOUT CROSSING THE LINE INTO SOFT PORN. THEY ARE COMPLETELY BELIEVABLE AS TWO PEOPLE IN LOVE , MAKING LOVE.
Not my favourite episode, not even remotely close to my favourites. Still fun to watch though. I loved how Beckett was annoyed all the time, she's perfect.
Basically everything with Esposito and Ryan was awesome, I love those guys.
Guys - just a suggestion to the show's producers - why not do crossovers ? Since Castle is a police procedural at the core, why not a crossover with other popular tv shows like Grimm, NCIS, or even Hawaii Five-0... Think it'll be a blast with Kate interacting with Gibbs or DiNozzo (NCIS), or with Mcgarett (5-0), or det Nick Burkhardt (Grimm). To make it spicy, a love angle could be developed between tv characters- a first in network tv....
I absolutely love "Castle" but was disappointed by this episode - I thought it was silly actually. I did not like how the characters acted or how they kept looking at the camera. "Castle" is perfection - why mess with the best show on TV???
I am addicted to Castle and I have watched all seasons several times. This show makes an old lady feel giddy and laugh out loud every week.Love the Beckett and Castle relationship but would like to see more physicality. However I felt Swan Song was not the caliber of greatness we are use to from Andrew Marlowe and CREW. Give us more Beckett and Castle LOVE!!!
Really showcased how seriously annoying, shallow and grasping the Gates character has become. All the mugging was a bit over the top and didn't enhance the characters any. Wish the writers would get over their "let's-do-something-different"(that really ISN'T different) schtick and get back to basics.
I like it I thought it was funny to see actors trying to act for the camera that was a scream and castle and kate getting alittle hug in front of the camera the crime was good and the who done it was a surprise never thought of him very good all the way around Oh and Gates haming it up for the camera funny.And then Kate locking the camera guy in the broom closet great for the end.
I enjoyed this episode, though it wasn't my favorite. The plot twist was very clever. The mugging by various cast members was mostly funny, but kind of painful, too. This is one of my favorite shows; hope it stays around for a long time!
I did not enjoy the documentary style. i was more annoyed by the posing than I found it funny.
Love the show but wasn't crazy about the plot
I like they try something different from time to time. Nice work !
The Powers That Be at the police dept. should consider themselves very lucky that 1) the case was solved and 2) nothing truly regrettable was caught on tape. The episode essentially removed the "wall" that separates the actors from the viewers and it wasn't a pleasant view. It will be hard to take any of them (aside from Kate) seriously again after seeing what shameless hams they portrayed in this episode. It was actually painful to watch and brought out the worst in Captain Gates, Esposito and Lanie. The case was rather interesting and it was lost in the actics of the police. Loyal viewers will continue to watch, but this episode won't win any new fans.
While it wasn't my favorite epi, I didn't totally hate it either, as so many here appeared to. I actually liked the case, and the real killer came as a total surprise to me! ESPECIALLY after seeing that C. Thomas Howell was the cult leader! I get a bit tired of the bad guy being the one recognizable guest star in the show, so this was a nice twist!
I did think the mugging for the camera went on too long... you would think that after a few days of this, the guys would get back into the case and being the great cops they are, rather than trying to create sound bytes for the camera crew, but whatever.
Cute, but kind of "meh" imo. STILL a huge fan, no matter what they do! Especially after the fun of last week's show! Keep it coming, Castle!
I thought it was a great show and I believe it was only meant for a one-time deal. I had a good chuckle or two. They are such a great ensemble and I really got a kick out of Gates talking so nicely at the camera as she gave permission to the documentary crew. Funny! I thought it was a 5-star show.
I likes this episode but it wasnt my favorite. Yes of course it was cute and funny at times but this episode didn't keep my attention throughout like last weeks did. The ending was cute too and loved the raspberry that Beckett gave the camera crew. All in all good episode but not the best one to date. The documentary was indeed different but didn't like the camera movements-made me dizzy like in the new show of Battlestar Gallactica- they use those camera angles and it drives me nuts sometimes.
When this episode started I thought, Oh no-not the documentary following the cops technique! Remember The Closer episode with this same approach? Also I believe NCIS, CSI etc. etc. etc. This is not innovation-but at least there was some good humor in all the mugging for the camera. I was fascinated by the acting challenge of acting "normal" for the documentary style.
Thought it was a great episode! Light-hearted - fun comedic turns from everyone. Just so many laugh-out-loud moments. People - it's a television show! Lighten up and enjoy whatever comes our way. If you love the show, in my opinion, you love the show. Anything can be analyzed to pieces but why???
Cute. Fun. Entertaining.
Did anyone notice that Beckett was wearing her green jacket at the murder scene, the cloth jacket in the squad room and then back to the green jacket when Beckett and Castle went down to see Lanie. Who was editing this episode???
Not up to Castles' usual standards.
Well of course this should be a one off thing. That's what made it different and funny. I love this show and compliment again the producers writers and cast for their creativity.
These last two episodes have been huge fun and stir up the mix a bit which is good. I am in no way a Sci Fi fan but loved what they did with last week's 'The Final Frontier'. This week we had shades of the 'The Office'whic was tremendous.
Just one observation. Was Kate just a tad mean in her locking the camera crew in the cupboard, particularly when her and Castle seemed to have persuaded them to edit their moment of tenderness out of the film ? Love the raspberry though.
The show is just getting better and better in my opinion. Of course we have long way to go yet but I remain very optimistic.
It never fails to amaze and stun me, the way we (people) can react to something that might be different or out of the ordinary. Brave of Marlowe & Co. to experiment a bit and go a different route. And could we allow that they might have to change it up a little for themselves as well. I am on board with everything they can come up with to make it fresh, unusual and fun. This was all that and more. With this we get to see our beloved 12th Precinct in a different light, quirky personalities, stolen moments and all. Loved it, and ready for whatever they have in store for us in the next episode. Stay open and feel the love, people. xx
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