Look, we are fond of Nathan Fillion. There’s no getting around that. I don’t cotton well to horror movies, including (especially?) those with lots of cheap latex effects, and I sat through White Noise 2 for Nathan Fillion. I sat through Slither—Slither, people–for Nathan Fillion.
So what are the chances I can sit through a derivative dramedy procedural for Nathan Fillion? Very high indeed. Pilots are what they are, so we’d like to see Castle get some time to unfold to discover whether it can take full advantage of Fillion’s charms. Given that it’s airing in the plum slot after Dancing with the Stars (sigh), there’s a good chance we’ll get to see that unfolding. And you know, given that such a plum slot decreases the chances of Nathan Fillion slipping off our TV screens again, here’s to the hoofers. Premiere tonight on ABC at 10 Eastern and Pacific.