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Castle: Season 1 (2009)




Critic Consensus: Castle's leads are certainly likable and fun to watch, but there's precious little beyond the banter to keep the series compelling.


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In the first series of this crime drama, successful murder-mystery writer Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) is asked to consult with the New York City police about a serial-killer case in which the murderer is reenacting scenes from Castle's books. He agrees, and he shares his insight with Det. Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), the lead detective on the case. After the case is solved, Castle uses his friendship with the mayor to continue working with Beckett's team on additional cases. The benefits are mutual: His skills will help the police, and he will get to do research his next series of books centering on Det. Nikki Heat, a female protagonist inspired by Beckett. Beckett objects to the character's name and disapproves of the way Castle doesn't follow police protocol, but she realizes she's in no position to question the mayor's decision.


Nathan Fillion
as Richard Castle
Stana Katic
as Det. Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan
as Martha Rodgers
Molly Quinn
as Alexis Castle
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
as Capt. Roy Montgomery
Tamala Jones
as Lanie Parish
Jon Huertas
as Det. Javier Esposito
Seamus Dever
as Det. Kevin Ryan
Bailey Chase
as Will Sorenson
Jayne Brook
as Claudia Peterson
Patrick Bauchau
as Caine Powell
Bruno Campos
as Calvin Creason
Dan Castellaneta
as Judge Markway
Michael Graziadei
as Brent Johnson
Bill Smitrovich
as Ben Davidson
Caterina Scorsone
as Joanne Delgado
Judy Reyes
as Theresa Candela
Ion Overman
as Candace Robinson
Robert Picardo
as Clark Murray
Joshua LeBar
as Jason Bollinger
Sarah Drew
as Chloe Richardson
Nick Chinlund
as Evan Mitchell
Francis Capra
as Juan Restrepo
Peter Jason
as Sheriff Sloan
Channon Roe
as Kevin Henson
Dohn Norwood
as Charles Oni
Lisa Waltz
as Laurie Horn
Julian Acosta
as Alfred Candela
Robert Costanzo
as Sal Tenor
Jonathan Banks
as Bruce Kirby
DeLane Matthews
as Jacey Goldberg
George Newbern
as Howard Peterson
Todd Waring
as Dave Ellers
Joe Marinelli
as Jimmy Moran
Joanne Kelly
as Lee Wax
Jamie Chung
as Romy Lee
Julia Nickson
as Mrs. Lee
Alex Carter
as Michael Goldman
Monet Mazur
as Gina Cowel
Jillian Armenante
as Susan Mailer
Keir Dullea
as Jonathan Tisdale
Kunal Sharma
as Spencer
Katie Lowes
as Rachel Maddox
Jerry Kernion
as Albert Bolland
Jeannette Sousa
as Lucia Gomez
Kerrie Keane
as Mrs. Davidson
Creagen Dow
as Max Heller
John Prudhont
as Jeff Horn
Erik Van Wyck
as Paul Reynolds
Ken Lerner
as Police Attorney
Robert Okumu
as Mukhta Baylor
Brian Avers
as Harrison Tisdale
Erin Matthews
as Elizabeth
Jacqueline Torres
as Nina Mendola
Debbie Campbell
as Diana Edwards
Charlie Finn
as Ian Yankman
Colby French
as Detective
Len Lesser
as Nachbar
K Callan
as Mrs. Delores Marsh
Angela Oh
as Anne Greene
Michael Papajohn
as Karl Nadir
Caitlin Dulany
as Mrs. Kendall
Loren Lester
as Mr. Simmons
Eamon Hunt
as Frank Garrison
Caitlin McHugh
as Receptionist
Claudia Choi
as Video Technician
Asia DeMarcos
as Yoga Manager
David A. Kimball
as Mr. Kendall
Kevin Jiggets
as Uniformed Cop
Yaron Urbas
as Fotograf
Scott Paulin
as Jim Beckett
Peggy Dunne
as Mrs. Heller
Amy Hathaway
as Attorney
Anita Finlay
as Margo Falcigno
Ron Rogge
as Wolkowski
Jesse D. Goins
as Spencer's Lawyer
Tim Barraco
as Delivery Guy
Kym Jackson
as Allison Tisdale
L.T. Tolliver
as NYPD Uniform Officer
Jason Mulcahy
as Elite Guest
Kenny Suarez
as NYPD Uniform Officer
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Critic Reviews for Castle: Season 1

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (19)

With pretty faces and intriguing cases, it washes over you like warm water, creating a soothing cocoon of banality.

April 2, 2020 | Full Review…

"Castle," for all its predictability -- and its unfortunately timed resemblance to hits like "The Mentalist" -- isn't without its charms, chief among them Nathan Fillion.

April 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Lotsa fast banter and stylish direction will make some viewers dimly recall - as they are doubtlessly meant to - William Powell and Myrna Loy's late, great "Thin Man" movie series.

April 2, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

[Nathan] Fillion pushes so hard as fun-loving Castle that the character irritates.

April 2, 2020 | Full Review…

With Moonlighting and Murder, She Wrote as the dominant influences, Castle is predisposed to be formulaic and stale.

March 9, 2009 | Full Review…

Castle could be all kinds of fun.

March 9, 2009 | Full Review…

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