WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: THE EARLY YEARS

Sometimes, I forget it is over twelve years since the show debuted and this all-star cast of actors had some previous experience.  With that in mind, let’s try and see their earlies works, if possible. . NATHAN Here in 1997 escorting Connie Britton to the Emmy’s And here as best Read More

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE SEXUAL KIND

Not sure why this little idea popped into my pea brain. Great sequence of scenes that I consider the first huge tease toward a possible coupling of CASKETT. Funny how this played out and not a word about Josh who we know (from episode 5) is involved with Kate. So Read More

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: FIRST CAR SCENE

So if memory serves me right, this might be the first car scene between Castle and Beckett. These two scenes I loved as it truly displayed the wonderful interplay between our two stars that became the gold standard for TV shows in both Drama and Comedy. BECKETT A SEXIST? I Read More

CASTLE ON ST. PATRICK DAY

I found it extremely interesting when researching Castle and St. Patrick Day that only one episode of our favorite show debuted on that day. And to my surprise, it had nothing Irish (except Ryan) within in. But the episode was an excellent one for sure. So let’s celebrate as only Read More

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK DAY, CASTLE STYLE

Erin Go Braugh and a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all, Irish or not! With that thought, let’s celebrate the times where our favorite show broke out the green and passed around the blarney. So here are some scenes honoring those from the Emerald Isle! SUCKER PUNCH TILL DEATH DO Read More

WEDNESDAY MORNING 3AM: CASTLE WE HAVE A BODY

Driving today my IPod Shuffle landed on this album by Simon & Garfunkel and in my craziness I thought “gee I wonder how many overnight calls Beckett and Castle got”. So in honor of one of my favorite albums, in association with my favorite TV show, I am presenting what Read More

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: SEVEN YEARS AGO TODAY…

Can you believe it has been 7 years since the debut of this instant classic episode, one, I dare say deserved an Emmy for Stana, but, then again, she was especially exceptional in season 6. With that said, let’s take a look at the scenes that she made great. THE Read More

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: CASTLE – SING US A SONG…

I am in a sort of a whimsical mood today and singing is always the way to enjoy these offbeat moments. So why not venture back to those times where a song was quick to the lips of the cast of the best show on TV! So let’s belt out Read More

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: JUST LIKE US!

Tonight I want to share one of my all time favorite scenes in the history of Castle. I simply loved the mirroring of CASKETT and Hastings and Sean Elt. The best part to me is how they, Kate and Castle, see it and how the both recognize it, plus, how Read More

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: ONE GOT AWAY BUT ONE FOR EVER AFTER

A loud sigh of relief and all down hill from here, once again we present to you another installment of WAYBACK WEDNESDAY!  Today. We take a peek into what might have been, one who got away, perhaps the one great love.  But good thing she did, because his true love Read More

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: A JAG-GED CASTLE

Made it to hump day! HORRAY! I kept seeing this picture of our beautiful Stana from way back when.  Actually 16 years ago in an early television role, Stana depicted a television reporter in the show JAG.  Below is a clip of her appearance. This lead me to wonder who Read More

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: Lanie Parish M.E season 1

Taking  Mr.Peabody’s wayback machine, we landed in spring of 2009 where we first met lovely Medical Examiner Lanie Parrish.  Here are some of my favorite Lanie scenes. The murder victim is covered in flowers which reminds Detective Kate Beckett of another murder but she could not immediately place it.  It comes Read More

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: BECKETT MEETS HER FUTURE IN-LAWS

Going all the way back to the beginning if you told a 29 year old Kate Beckett about her future life you might have gotten a reaction like this But what did we see unfold?  Right at from the start she gets a VERY unique introduction to her future family, Read More

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: VERY FIRST ONE!

Feeling nostalgic so done reading so I thought I’d go back to the first WAYBACK WEDNESDAY on SmallScreenSmackdown. Just added a few extras this time around 😝 Original post date is 5-4-2016. Hope you enjoy! A decade ago, a must see show without fail was 24.  I would not miss Read More

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: BAH HUMBUG MOMENT

Over the two Christmas episodes there were a couple of less than Merry scenes. One that comes to mind is in SECRET SANTA where they are under the mistletoe at the precinct. We know they are not engaging in PDA’s but that scene screamed for the “handshake” right? But then Read More

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: ORIGINAL OPENING CREDITS

Stumbled across this and wanted to share it. It is the original opening credits for the PILOT episode that we now know as FLOWERS FOR YOUR GRAVE. I found them interesting and hope you do to! Then again, there is this one… And because third time is the charm… And Read More

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: OPENING CREDITS

Stumbled across this and wanted to share it. It is the original opening credits for the PILOT episode that we now know as FLOWERS FOR YOUR GRAVE. I found them interesting and hope you do to! Then again, there is this one… And because third time is the charm… And Read More

WABACK WEDNESDAY: THE APARTMENT

For the record, I am not talking about the Shirley MacLaine movie that was so great. No I am taking about six years ago yesterday, when THE LAST ACTION HERO aired. During the show we saw Kate fine to grips with the reality of leaving her apartment permanently. The following Read More

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: FIRST SONGS PLAYED

Chatting with good friend and loyal reader PJB lead to this posting.  We both agree the music featured on the show is amazing, and not BLUE PILL or HOLY SHEMP.  So let us venture back to the absolute beginning and enjoy the music (damn I sound like an aging rocker Read More

WAYBACK WEDNESDAY: BECKETT A FAN-GIRL?

Time to jump in the WAYBACK machine and review the evidence that we may think Kate Beckett is a full fledged, all encompassing fan girl of Richard Castle. So let’s make our case: SHE HAS A LIBRARY ATTENDS BOOK READINGS OH I SAID TOO MUCH (HAVEN’T SAID ENOUGH) CATS OUT Read More