Lessons for us from the TV show “Castle”

Summary: For eight years the TV show Castle explored the nature of romance in 21st century America. Now that it ends soon, in its present form, we can review the lessons it taught us. TV and film tell our myths, and can help us better understand ourselves. “Oh, wow. You’re engaged to a douche.” — … Continue reading Lessons for us from the TV show “Castle”

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“Castle” shows a future of strong women & weak men. As for marriage…

Summary: The TV show "Castle" gives us a mirror in which we can see ourselves, our hopes and fears -- skillfully constructed by the best producers, actors, and technicians in Hollywood. Among other things it shows us a vision of the changing nature of relations between men and women -- and its effects on marriage. … Continue reading “Castle” shows a future of strong women & weak men. As for marriage…

The Castle season opener shows our divorce from our police

Summary: The TV show "Castle" shows how the police have become a strange tribe that TV explores, like National Geographic used to write about central Africa.  The season 8 premier episode shows how far TV has evolved from the 1950's idealized portrayals of Dragnet and Highway Patrol to today's dark fantasies.  Spoilers! Warning: spoilers to … Continue reading The Castle season opener shows our divorce from our police

Beckett shows our future: she marries Castle, but dreams at night of her alpha lovers

Summary:  Feminism is the big revolution of our time, over-turning our ideals of romance and marriage. The TV show "Castle" is a mirror in which we can see 21st century America, especially the relations between men and women. Today we look at the dark side of marriage masked by the light comedy of the Beckett-Castle … Continue reading Beckett shows our future: she marries Castle, but dreams at night of her alpha lovers

“Castle” helps us adjust to a new America, with women on top

Summary: The tv show "Castle" prepares us for a New America, as Kate Beckett grows larger and Richard Castle becomes smaller. As women's education levels increasingly surpass men's, incomes and status of women will follow. Gender roles will have to adjust, radically. This is the essence of Feminism. Hollywood helps us adapt by showing possible … Continue reading “Castle” helps us adjust to a new America, with women on top

How you can start the campaign to reform America

Summary: Today we finish the series using hit TV show "Castle" as a mirror for America. We gained insights from it about our society: about romance, marriage, justice, our myths, and values. The tentative conclusion drawn in these posts was that we have become alienated: we no longer see America as us, or ours. Today … Continue reading How you can start the campaign to reform America

“Castle” shows that many of us don’t defend New America because we don’t like it

Summary:  We conclude our examination of the hit TV show "Castle" by adding up what we've learned from it about America. We might have become alienated from 21st C America because we no longer see ourselves as part of it. Hence our unwillingness to defend it.  Spoilers!   Contents "Castle" shows us 21st C America … Continue reading “Castle” shows that many of us don’t defend New America because we don’t like it