Are you ready to see at least a few different things take place on “Castle” season 6? Well, let’s just say that this time around, Castle and Beckett may let even more of their screen time potentially be balanced out with some of the other characters.
Ryan and Esposito are the two detectives that work most closely with Castle and Beckett on each episode’s case, partnering up and doing most of the legwork and research it takes to actually the solve the cases while Castle and Beckett have emotional moments and get locked in basements together. And while the two men are close friends with Detective Beckett and Castle, they share their own close and quirky rapport that generally makes me grin like a fool every time they’re on screen. They make excellent partners and foils, each bringing their strengths while filling in for the other’s weakness. Esposito is more sardonic and impulsive, and clearly the more physically tough. Ryan, on the other hand, is more of a planner, and sticks to the rules more than his partner. He strikes me as a bit of a nerd, though he can still kick some ass. They’re both quite silly and frequently remind me of overeager puppies.
They’re best friends and partners that are rarely seen apart, and it’s impossible to deny their brilliant humor and chemistry. I just wish they had more storylines. Someone get kidnapped! Give me some backstory! Danger! Flashbacks! How did they meet?!
Well, well. Who knew that Seamus Dever was such the man?
Castle aired the “The Wild Rover” this week, an installment that showed us a different side of Detective Ryan, a side that was pretty amazing to watch. Full review on tvfanatic.com
While Castle mostly focuses on the working and romantic relationship between Beckett and Castle, the show has a strong cast of supporting characters. Unfortunately, because of the nature of the show’s focus, we just don’t end up seeing all that much of them. So Ryan and Esposito end up working as mostly supporting characters. The show tends to keep them on the periphery of the action to support the main players.
But every so often, Castle decides to hand over an episode to highlight one of the supporting players. This episode gives Seamus Dever a chance to show us new sides of Ryan, and he certainly doesn’t disappoint. Full review on buddytv.com
“Castle” episodes centered on supporting characters get such an unjustified bad rap. It seems like every time Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic aren’t at the forefront of an episode, some viewers automatically tune out or don’t pay as much attention to the show. It’s a really unfortunate trend because they’re neglecting great storytelling and much needed backstory for our supporting cast of characters, and some amazing performances by actors who are fully capable of carrying the show and giving us an hour of outstanding television. Last night was no exception to this. Seamus Dever rocked it as he took center stage in the March 25 episode of “Castle”, and “The Wild Rover” is definitely sitting amongst some of the best episodes we’ve been presented with this season. Full review on examiner.com