But even with my DVR and its beautiful time-advancing capabilities, I've managed to find myself overwhelmed with a new show premiering tonight on ABC. It's called Castle. The trailer is below. Don't watch it.
To be fair, I've found that trailers for soon-to-premiere TV shows never quite capture the correct tone. For example, I remember thinking "I'm never going to watch that trash" when trailers for House started and all I saw was Hugh Laurie screaming "YOU'RE RISKING A PATIENT'S LIFE!" Then I find out years later that Dr. House is not really that caring and it's one of the best shows currently on TV.
So why do TV trailers blow? I have no idea. But that's not what this post is about.
Castle is essentially Bones with gender reversals. In ABC's new show, the male lead is a mystery author who gets teamed up with a hardcore detective, played by the female lead.
In Bones, the female lead is a mystery author(and scientist) who gets teamed up with a hardcore detective, played by the male lead. Way to be original, ABC!
Luckily, I won't have to be depressed by trailers for Castle for more than a few harmless episodes, thanks to two words: Nathan Fillion.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of Fillion. He's got a bit of charisma and silver screen success to be proud of. He was great in Serenity, a better sci-fi flick than the last 3 Star Wars films combined. He was good in Slither, and he wasn't terrible in Waitress either. I'm not exactly sure why, but he's more successful in films than he is on television. All I know is if you're making a new TV show, do not, under any circumstances, cast Nathan Fillion.
Firefly? Great television. Cancelled before the conclusion of its first season. In fact, Serenity was the theatrical continuation of this show.
Miss Match? Cancelled after 18 episodes. Never saw it, but I'm guessing Alicia Silverstone helped kill it. Let's check IMDB...aaaand...she did indeed kill it.
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Castle doesn't make it past 15 episodes. ABC isn't staking too much on it to begin with. It's mid-season replacement for a show that recently got the axe, probably Dirty Sexy Money. I can't believe that one didn't work out. I mean, it had Billy Baldwin! What more do you need?
All I know is that I'll do my part to help get Castle cancelled. I happen to like Bones and the rapport the two leads have created. Shame on ABC for ripping off a proven winner in order to line their pockets. I swear on this blog that I'll never watch an episode.
Unless, of course, it turns out to be a great show. Then I'm in.