Marji Laine

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S is for Satisfaction and the Season-End of CASTLE

115162_D_0181How do they do it? How does a TV series hold onto romantic intensity from the first episode and carry it through for years?

CASTLE’s romance came to a head last week with this years season-ender. Kate Becket finally accepted her feelings for Rick Castle and flung herself into his arms for a series of passionate kisses. Most avid watchers would feel the delightful satisfaction with a little flavor of it’s about time.

But it punctuates my point. How in the world did the writers accomplish this feat? Same thing with other shows like MOONLIGHTING, and SCARECROW AND MRS. KING. I know there have to be other excellent examples, but I can’t think of them off-hand.

What a balancing act! Establish and press the building romance. Develop a palpable chemistry between two main characters, but keep them at arm’s length. While continuing to establishing intensity between the pair, drive wedges between them.

How in the world did they keep it going for years?

I don’t have answers. What do you think. What was it about CASTLE that kept the two apart. What other show examples can you share? What kept you watching?

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