Season three of ‘Castle’ premieres Monday, Sept. 20, 10 PM ET on ABC. Of course, like every other female on the planet, I love Nathan Fillion as the dashing author Richard Castle. I’ve been a fan since his ‘Firefly’ days, and even before that, when he played Joey Buchanan on ‘One Life to Live.’
I hope the romance continues to heat up between Castle and Beckett this season. I practically wept during the season two finale when Beckett sadly watched Castle leave for the summer with his ex-wife. Fillion and Stana Katic have great chemistry, and while it’s not always in the best interest of a show to put the two leads together, it could work here. And by the looks of the season three promo below, there’s plenty of tension ahead!
Another thing I love about ‘Castle’ is the marketing of the show in ways you don’t necessarily see these days. I’m talking about the real-life Nikki Heat novels written by Richard Castle himself. It makes me happily crazy when I see Castle playing poker on the show with real-life authors James Patterson, Michael Connelly and Stephen J. Cannell, then get a press release with these same folks blurbing Castle’s new book.
‘Naked Heat’ (Hyperion; Sept. 28, 2010) delves into the glittery world of secrets, cover-ups and scandals, when New York’s vicious gossip columnist, Cassidy Towne, is found dead. Nikki Heat’s murder investigation is complicated by her surprise reunion with superstar journalist Jameson Rook. In the wake of their recent breakup, Nikki would rather not deal with the emotional baggage, but the handsome, wise-cracking Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s involvement in the case pairs them up on a search for a killer among celebs, mobsters, singers, hookers, pro athletes and shamed politicians.
Enter the giveaway and watch the season 3 promo…
THE GIVEAWAY: I’ve got one hardcover copy of ‘Naked Heat’ to give away to a lucky Film Gecko reader. To enter, leave a comment on this post by midnight, Sept. 20, 2010, telling why you love ‘Castle’ and/or Nathan Fillion. A winner will be chosen randomly, and I’ll email the winner for their mailing address after the contest ends. Good luck!
‘Castle’ Season 3 Promo: