Howdy people of the internet, how’s it going? Since Castle, one of my favourite TV shows is back on-air with the first episode of season 8 currently out, I thought I’d given my quick review/thoughts on season 7 since there was no official review written beforehand.
For my previous reviews check them out below:
With Castle season 7 it was a lot of fun, it was all the usual fun you’d get from the show with thrilling cases and character-driven stories. I have to admit, going into this season I hyped to see more Castle and find out what happened after the season 6 finale, though over the course of this season I found myself getting a little fatigued with the show and that’s not to say that it was boring, but that it had gone on for 7 seasons and really needed to finish strong before it got dull or less engaging.
The quality of this season was good with some interesting revelations about Castle’s disappearance and the progression of Beckett’s career, but the highlight was certainly the return of the 3XK storyline (“Resurrection” and “Reckoning“) which was satisfying for sure. I also loved the episode that focused on Richard’s reason becoming a mystery writer, “Hollander’s Woods“, the Ryan and Esposito-focused episodes (“Kill Switch” and “At Close Range“) were also good and episodes like “Last Action Hero” and “The Wrong Stuff” were fun. What bugged me was the initial treatment of Richard’s disappearance and return, because of his lack of memory and questionable evidence surrounding him, it painted him as the enemy of his own show and put him at odds with not only Kate but his friends and family too. It wasn’t handled the best way, then was swept under the carpet for a while only to be explored fully a while later in “Sleeper“, and while it’s impressive, it’s a little far-fetched too.
At the end of the day what mattered was the relationship between Richard and Kate, and that was still on top form thanks to great work from Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic. Honestly season 7 ended on such a great and strong note, it felt like series finale and I feel like the show should have ended right there and then… But NOPE! This show’s too popular to get rid of so ABC will continue to milk it for as long as it takes, I just hope season 8 is worth it and the show runners have some good material up their sleeve to keep us fans invested.
So have you seen season 7 of Castle and if so what do you think of it? Whatever your thoughts are be sure to drop them in the comments below and I’ll see you on the next review, laters! 😀