Monday, October 19, 2009


I really enjoy the tv show Castle. I mean, how many shows are there where the main character is a writer? It's a nice twist on the detective / police / murder-mystery show.

Come to think of it, most of the cop/detective shows I like involve main characters who are not actually cops/detectives (Monk - he's a former cop; Psych - he's the son of a cop; Fringe - FBI agent + mad scientist & son; Numbers - the professor is the brother of an FBI agent; The Mentalist - he's a former psychic entertainer). Hmmm - that's a topic for another day, perhaps.

Anyway, I mention Castle because of an interesting literary tie-in. It turns out the fictional author Richard Castle (played by Nathan Fillion) has published a real book: Heat Wave. The book is featured in the show, and is also available at fine bookstores everywhere. I haven't read it yet, and I don't know who actually wrote it, but it looks pretty interesting and is getting some good reviews.

I just think it's cool that they broke the fourth wall in such an original and literal way.


Michelle said...

The soap operas have been doing that pretty consistently the last few years. So with that in the back of my mind, I'm not holding out a lot of hope for Heat Wave. But, like you, I really enjoy Castle, but probably more because have so far loved nearly everything Nathan Fillion has touched. I'd be interested to hear if you read the book.

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