Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Review of Hawaii Five-O & Castle---Scary Stuff

Last night's Castle had some scary moments for me.  I don't like "evil" elements in movies, television, or books and the whole premise of last night's show was just creepy.  Honestly, I had to fast-forward a bit at the end because it was a bit too much to watch while I'm alone in a dark room right before I go to bed.  I don't want to have nightmares and you all know I'm a scaredy-cat.  But I did like the lighter moments between Perlmutter (when he called Rick Defective Castle I laughed.)  But the funniest moment was when Espo is in that creepy inn and he's telling Kate he's not scared, he's not a kid, and that guy sneaks up on them and Espo about jumps out of his skin. I laughed and laughed.  Best part of the show.

Castle was back as his high drama self.  A tiny bit over the top, but still adorable.  Wes Craven's reaction to his phone call was funny, because I think writers really do talk to each other that way.  All helpful while on the phone, but after they hang up, they're all, "yeah, that story stinks!"  Haha.

Anyway, I've read some spoilers about some upcoming eps of Castle and I'm really excited about them.

I think last night's Hawaii Five-O was my favorite of the season so far.  Except for the whole "Steve's mother" storyline.  I know, I know, I'm beating a dead horse, but seriously, she's supposed to be this amazing superspy and she takes a microfiche that has been safe for thirty years and puts it in a safe behind a picture where any thief who's ever watched television would know to look there and steal it?  *sigh*  It's just so dumb.  

But let's talk about the good part.  Steve and Catherine.  I love them.  I love that Catherine is so real and she tries to do her best with everything she's given.  The roller derby storyline was awesome (and I think Crimson was from the first movie of The Work and the Glory) and Catherine was so good with her reluctance and then totally getting into it!

But the best part was we finally got some concern and a bit of protectiveness from Steve over her being in a dangerous situation.  When he hears the gunshot in the roller derby arena, his first thought is her and he goes in, gun drawn, shouting her name.  Then, with the cute, "You okay?"  *le sigh*  I loved that part.  I also loved the kiss at the end.  Alex and Michelle have really great chemistry and I hope the show exploits that more.

So, there you have it.  A great night of television for those of us who wanted to be entertained with some action and a little romance.  What did you do last night?


Debra Erfert said...

*giggles* I just never think of you as a scaredy-cat. You write thrillers, for cryin' out loud. But on the other hand, I don't like watching anything just before bedtime that has the potential of giving me nightmares either.

Since the time-zone change, Castle is on too late for me to stay up and watch it. So I will have to catch up with the series on Hulu. Thanks for the low-down.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Yeah, I suppose that is sort of funny. But when I write it, it's different than watching it in a dark room in the middle of the night. *shiver*

Debra, I'm so sad you can't keep up with it. Can't you take a nap during the day and then stay up later? :)

Jon Spell said...

Defective Castle was the line I remembered!

Julie, the end wasn't actually that bad. It ended up feeling like a Psych ending. Juliet, I mean Kate, tracks someone in the forest (wearing a hooded cape, no less) but she's just trying to protect the name of the red herring. Kate giving Castle a gun and him looking uneasy at first, then more confident. And then the holy water - nice touch.

I was glad they mentioned the Ring, because otherwise... man, that compiled video was freaky - now that's the stuff that could give you nightmares.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

That was a good line. The look on Castle's face made it so funny.

I fast-forwarded the end very slowly so I could see the action, but not hear the creepy music, etc. I've never watched the Ring so none of that helped me. *sigh* Did you like the ep?