So this week, I finally finished Castle.[Spoilery considerations regarding the finale]
And I have to say, I'm a little sad that it had to end like this, with a quickly thrown finale scene. No matter my ranting over the decrease in quality of the last 2 seasons, no matter how annoyed I was at the network (and Nathan)'s initial will to continue without Stana Katic, Castle remains one of my favorite shows, one that I've been following faithfully since that summer 2010 where it premiered on French TV. Damn it, even White Collar got a proper send-off. Couldn't they give Castle a better one? Did it really have to end to cheaply?
Because it was obvious that Castle and Beckett being shot was going to be the season's cliffhanger - with possible Kate dying to get rid of her for the next season *shivers* - and then, without any explanation, continuity or closure we cut to 7 years later to reassure everyone. How did they survive? who caught the bad guy? Are we just supposed to accept that in TV land it all ends well in the end? Doesn't that destroy all disbelief?
But at least, they didn't ruin everything. Castle and Beckett will grow old together, among they army of kids. Beckett won't let him go and Castle won't take off with Hayley...
And I also watched DiNozzo's last 2 episodes.[BIG SPOILERS obviously]
Now that is a proper send-off. Albeit, way over the top, in pure NCIS style.
I think one of NCIS's success secrets is that its running circles in its own methology. It *is* the reason why I gave up on it, but at the same time, after not watching for 2 years, I was still able to follow (almost) everything, and I still knew most of the players. I caught up the investigation in the middle (I had forgotten NCIS tends to do 4 episode season finale arcs), but apart from the MI6, the story involved Fornell, Eli David, Ziva, a bit of DiNozzo Sr. and... Trent Kort !
But back to the story itself. I can't believe they killed Ziva! How dare they?! Off screen with that!
(Well, okay, there's convenience about dying off-screen, there's no hard proof that she's dead. And knowing the show, it wouldn't be beyond them to bring her back from the dead, like in the finale season or something)
On a side note: the cute little Tali is John Stamos' grand daughter in Grandfathered. ;)
Oh and hmm, so we now have - almost - all the names of the cancelled/renewed shows.
With the end of Castle, The Good Wife, and soon, Person of Interest, it feels like the end of an era for me.
I did try to renew my list of shows. This year I was following Second Chance, Grandfathered, The Grinder, Galavant, and Limitless.
And the only one that wasn't axed - and for which I was actually confident enought - Limitless, is actually in the freaking limbos (CBS didn't announce anything - word is they're looking for a buyer).
Feels like I'm doomed. Or I just don't have the same taste as the rest of the viewers... Meh.
At least I have a couple of cable/streaming shows left: The Americans, Fargo (and Ewan McGregor is announced for season 3 youhou!!), Halt & Catch Fire, OITNB.
And the British ones: Sherlock and Broadchurch which should both come back this winter.