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