Talking points on some of my favorite shows of the week:
I love this show so much! I didn’t so much enjoy the mystery this week (I had it figured out pretty early on), but there were so many great character moments. Ryan and Esposito would be the best thing about Castle, if it weren’t for everything else. Relationships that could be trite and typical for television are so much deeper and more complicated here.
Esposito “Bro, you’re not Castle.”
Ryan: “Yeah, I know I’m not Castle.”
Esposito: “Then stop trying to talk like him.”
Ryan: “I’m not allowed to reference The Bard? I’m a Renaissance man.”
Esposito: “Memorizing one quote does not make you a Renaissance man.”
Ryan: “How about if I memorized two?”
Esposito: “Have you memorized two?”
Ryan: “No. But what if I did?”
This has to be one of the best casts on television right now, and this week’s episode proved it. One thing that has always bothered me about TV shows depicting kids applying for college is that they all seem to get into the school of their choice. Amber’s situation (applying to only a few schools, and then not getting into any) is a lot more realistic and a lot more common than TV would have you believe. My heart broke for her when she had to tell her aunt Julia that she felt embarrassed and stupid for not getting into Berkley or her backup. And Aunt Julia had her own heartbreak, dealing with pregnancy issues.
Man, this show gets crazier every week! The Mags versus Carol showdown was something to behold. These women – coolly and charmingly – are ripping each other apart. And Boyd, poor Boyd; last week he asked Raylan if he needed help looking for bombs at the courthouse, and this week Raylan tells him, “The only thing we are on the same side of is, like, this car.” He’s trying so hard to stay reformed, but crime and criminals just love him.