Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Fictional Guy of the Week: Richard Castle

The fiction guy of the week is (if you read the title of the post then you can probably guess)... Richard Castle!!!!

Location: ABC's Castle

His Story:

Richard Castle started writing crime novels in college where he gained fame and fortune for his work. He's best known, in the fiction world, for his character Derrick Storm. He's been married twice and divorced twice. He lives in New York City with his teenage daughter and his mother, the actress.

When we are first introduced to Richard Castle, he's just killed off his famous character Derrick Storm and suffers from writer's block. When several murders in New York mimic the murders in several of Richard Castle's novels, he's pulled in by the police and questioned. That's when we meet the inspiration for Castle's newest character, Detective Kate Beckett.

After helping Detective Beckett solve the case, Castle gets permission to shadow her for research. Little does she know that he's researching her. And three years later, we're waiting in hopeful anticipation for the next level of his "research".  Ha ha. So basically what I'm trying to say is that Castle falls for Beckett, becomes her quirky and funny partner, and keeps helping her solve crimes.

"Have you ever been in love with someone but they keep pushing you away?" (Or something similar to this quote from Pretty Dead [3x23])

Why He's FGW:

Pretty much, at this very moment, I am in love with Richard Castle. Of course, I could be riding on the fumes of an awesome third season finale. Castle was all hot and intense and serious. Woo baby!!

ANYWAY, what makes Castle so awesome is... well... many things. He's funny and smart. He isn't afraid to help the NYPD solve crimes. What I mean is that he's not afraid to get his hands "dirty" and work hard. He's in the thick of it all with the other cops wearing his 'WRITER' vest.

Plus, Castle (a.k.a. Nathan Fillion) is an attractive man. What's even better is that he's not the "normal" Hollywood attractive. He's more of a normal attractive or as "he" likes to say "He really is ruggedly handsome". He's isn't perfectly attractive. He has flaws. But that's totally okay. Castle's character can get away with it because his personality is so magnetic and charming.

I like that Castle has stuck around so long with Beckett. He could have taken some notes and then called it good. Instead he's been her constant companion. Her annoying sidekick. Her savior in times of trial. He's been the one to keep her grounded in a life that includes laughter. He's been her Castle. (I know... that sounds so corny but I like it!)

Here's a little something to get you through the day:

P.S. Nathan Fillion is one of those guys who just gets better with age... in my opinion anyway.

Until Next Time,

The Hopeless Romantic