Castle 8×03 ‘PHDead’: I don’t know what I’m watching

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But I think I like it? I mean, I’m completely zoned out during the Beckett investigation just because, but the main investigation was pretty great. But when did this show get so weird and funny? I also kind of like the fact that Castle and Beckett are trying to fall in love again because there is nothing better than sexual tension. I’m just so compromised. I have no idea how to feel.

The show feels different. And not a little bit different, but really different. And it’s not just the wacky things that happened during this episode including:

Like we had Castle’s version of Her,

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Precinct #19 Jump Street,

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Frat party beer pong,

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Franken horn dog

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And some Caskett fluff that included Beckett crawling through a vent, and almost shooting Castle.

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It’s so odd. The humor is faster and a little more biting, and the mysteries are actually twisty and difficult to figure out, which is all fantastic. These are things that needed to happen last year, but I’m still just not digging what is going on with Beckett, and it makes it feel weird.

It doesn’t seem like how her character would react and I think that’s what has me so off. I’m too busy being angry at her and her reasonless obsession instead of letting myself enjoy things like Alexis being the best undercover spy, or how Ryan and Esposito still want to work with Castle, or that Castle and Alexis are just the perfect team.

And it’s not like the show tries to make us forget about the separate Beckett sub-plot like with Castle’s missing couple of months. It slaps us in the face with it every chance it gets, and worse yet they keep going over the fact that Beckett is “obsessed” and she needs to stop if she wants to be happy, and just the whole thing is not sitting well with me, and I hope that sub-plot is over soon because I want to see what these writers can do with a happy Caskett.

All in all, I kind of, sort of like what is happening with the Castle side of the show, but definitely not on Beckett side of things.

Marnie Azzarelli

Marnie Azzarelli

is your average everyday horror writer and TV watcher, who finds herself connecting on a deep level with mythical monsters, and serial killers. She lives in a fantasy world that Joss Whedon created where she goes through a minimum of four character arcs per season, and Spike and Leo Fitz fight for her hand in marriage. When not glued to her TV or laptop, she talks to her cats about life, and writes characters that (she hopes) are crazier than herself. Check out her writing blog in the hopes that she’ll post more than once a week.

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