FLASHBACK FRIDAY: CASTLE CUFFED

Castle sure gets in some trouble, especially dealing with detective Kate Beckett!  Just a little post to bring us back to the shows where Castle had to be physically restrained.  ENJOY! SEASON ONE EPISODE ONE Ahhhh the beloved library, our first glance of what could be.  Castle tries to pull Read More

FRIDAY FLASHBACK: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE 100th EPISODE

Yes it is April 1, a day for jokes and misinformation to skewer the gullible but on this day 9 years ago, Marlowe, Miller and the rest of the group who were responsible for the creation and nurturing of CASTLE gave us perhaps one of the greatest episodes of television Read More

FRIDAY FLASHBACK: STRIP POKER!

Today let’s take a journey back and experience the antics of a pubescent thirteen year old Rick stuck in a thirty-something year old Castle body. Namely, how his eyes light up at the mere suggestion of potential nudity. So with that established, we travel to those times strip poker was Read More

FRIDAY FLASHBACK: A CASTLE CHRISTMAS CAROL

Just about everywhere on Today, Christmas Eve, you can see one of the many versions of a CHRISTMAS CAROL. So, let’s honor that tradition with the SmallScreenSmackdown version! Here we get to see just who would would come to visit both Rick Castle and Kate Beckett as the ghosts of Read More

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: THE FIRST TIME…..

After watching many other detective procedural shows, where female detectives routinely wear skirts, I pondered about when our lovely detective Beckett first bared her legs while working.  No, I don’t mean undercover, but at her desk on a mundane paperwork day, or following up a lead or canvassing.  Correct me Read More

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: BECKETT WORK WIFE

Remember when he was just annoying and she was unhappy he hung around? Well out of that came some very witty and clever banter. So tonight, let’s jump in the DeLorean and venture back to when those playful exchanges involved matrimonial commitments. Which all lead to the inevitable… 521

FRIDAY FLASHBACK: A FAN OF THE GENRE’, YEA RIGHT,

Let’s take a trip back in time to the very first episode of our beloved show and discover that out lovely detective enjoys a good mystery novel. And what us novel about it all, is she seems to have a collection of the works of a person of interest in Read More

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: THEORIZING 101

Let’s usher in the weekend with this really fun scene where we see the reenactment of a crime scene portrayed by the investigative team of Beckett and Castle. Such a fun compilation, from the laser tag game and Martha’s mud pack to threatening each other with cookware. So let’s kick Read More

FREAKY FRIDAY: ACCORDING TO SIMON DOYLE

A grisly murder investigation leads Castle and Beckett to a suspect who claims he’s traveled back in time to stop terrible events from unfolding, events that will change the course of human history. Is he simply a deluded killer, or is it possible that he’s telling the truth? Loved this Read More

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: BUSTED!!!

Wrapping up the first day of the weekend, end of July eve if you will. Let’s go back 12+ years to relive an inventive way to catch a suspect. Let’s set the scenario: PERFECT FAMILY Mom, Dad, little one and the nanny! MR. SLEEPYHEAD aka THE MUSICIAN WHAT LANIE SAID Read More

FRIDAY FLASHBACK: GENDER REVEAL PARTY!

Having some fun here. Here are the only two guys who have to ask Beckett this question. As if? MONTGOMERY PRETTY DEAD CASTLE UNDER THE GUN So there you have it right from the detectives mouth! 373

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: LANIE MEETS CASTLE FOR THE FIRST TIME

Today we venture back in time to almost the very beginning, that’s right, FLOWERS FOR YOUR GRAVE. If you remember, Detective Kate Beckett recognizes the staged death of a social worker as being akin to a Richard Castle novel. This paired with the first dead body straight from HELL HATH Read More

FRIDAY FLASHBACK: FLASHBACK OF A FLASHBACK?

This week let’s explore the young, pre detective Kate Beckett. Let’s look at her in those early impressionable days when she was partnered with her training officer Mike Royce, whom she admittedly was in awe of and perhaps just a bit in love with. Royce shared some great stories that Read More

FRIDAY FLASHBACK: NOT OUT OF THE REALM OF POSSIBILITIES

The second ever episode of Castle gave me my first, burst out laughing moment and who better to deliver the punchline that Uncle Leo from Seinfeld. We had just enjoyed the foreplay between Beckett, Lanie and Castle so why this scene piggybacks on that segment it just becomes even funnier. Read More

FRIDAY FLASHBACK: BECKETT YOU HAVE A FAN

Perhaps I am feeling a tad nostalgic, but I just love these scenes that set up the legendary pairing of Beckett and Castle. Add a sprinkle of Roy Montgomery to goose it along and you have a memory of a lifetime. So kick back as we enter the relaxation of Read More

FRIDAY FLASHBACK: UNIQUE OPENING

Here is a quick shot of the opening credits to NANNY McDEAD, the second ever episode of CASTLE. I love the way they intro the characters, much different to the bold letter names superimposed on a scene from the show. So thanks to cuteopeningsbackthen we get to enjoy! and because Read More

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: FED BEX

Time to drift back in history to a very significant event in the evolution on CASKETT. I stumbled across this video compilation and was blown away. It documents the events leading up to the big decision and the birth of federal agent Katherine Beckett. I hope you enjoy it! Welcome Read More

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: MY FAVORITE POKER SCENE

In the annals of Castle history, especially early in the show’s run, poker played strategic role is the advancement of some plot lines. We became familiar with Cannel, Patterson, Connolly, LeHane, Conrad… and enjoyed their contribution to the show. Today let me present my absolutely favorite poker scene, and I Read More

FRIDAY FLASHBACK: 9 YEARS AGO TODAY

On this day, nine years ago, the American Briadcasting Company aired the season 4 finale of CASTLE titled ALWAYS. This iconic episode was the culmination of four television years of fighting, teasing, denying their mutual attraction. It may have taken 81 shows but finally Marlowe and Company gave the fans Read More