Enter Kate Beckett, a strong forceful female homicide detective. The fact that she’s also hot is irrelevant to her, but not to author Richard Castle. A serial killer is committing murders and staging them to look like kills from Castle’s books, so Beckett needs to interview him. He’s all play, she’s all business. She doesn’t think that he’s likely involved, but she has to interview him anyway.
Richard Castle is a successful best-selling author, twice married and twice divorced, living in a spacious Manhattan condo with the single actress mother (Martha) who raised him and a bright teenage daughter (Alexis). He has money, toys, and rotating women, but he’s bored. So bored in fact that he has killed off his best-selling character, Derrick Storm, a rogue prone to danger. Castle’s looking for something new.
Murders based on his books? Castle is hooked. He convinces the mayor to let him work the case as a consultant/advisor, much to Beckett’s dismay, and the game is afoot. » Read the rest
Each year, I run my own internal personal fantasy TV pool, first guessing how new shows will do based solely on their description and premise, and then updating my prediction after watching the premiere. Now that most of the cancellations are known, I want to see how I did.
For six new ABC shows, one is still undecided/unannounced. For the other five, I got 3 right on description and 4 right after watching the premiere.
A Million Little Things (ABC) — cancellation + renewal –> RENEWED (0, 1 point);
It’s the start of the new TV season, and time to predict the survival outcome for all the new shows. Last year I made it to almost 80%, which I was particularly happy with…I do two predictions — one based on just the description, and an updated one after I have watched the premieres. Most of the time, there’s no change between the two. 🙂 Let’s see how I do this year…