Cutest high five ever.
Let’s take this one piece at a time:
Yes I do. Just like I thought there would probably be a proposal last year (from like, March - you can check my archive) and that Beckett was unlikely to say “No” - I think you were here for that part ;)
Biggest reason is that each season advances the relationship, and this is the next logical step. Throw in the writing team, the title, etc. but the biggest thing is this: Castle doesn’t actually work at the 12th. Placing them in a major angst/breakup like place at this point would more than likely break up the partnership, which would mean no show.
We’re going to do ratings ONE MORE time: Relative to the rest of the network Castle’s numbers aren’t down, they are trending slightly up/steady at worst. That’s because EVERYONE’S numbers are down. Because the demo is watching less live TV. They watch streaming and DVR at increasing rates. The raw numbers aren’t what the networks look at and neither is the single show average. They look at a relative comparison to the Network Scripted Average. Castle also just pulled it’s highest repeat last week. The ratings are fine. And I’m not getting this off the top of my head, my husband used to work for Neilsen Research, so I asked the pros.
There has been more affection this season than any other season. There was a lesser amount between 6x06-6x10 or so, because the out of work scenes were given to other plots. But the rest of the season has been affection bordering on sappy. There my be some dissatisfied folks, but the expression “you can’t please everyone all the time” didn’t get invented yesterday, either, you know?
Have they done angsty finales? Yes. But they did Always, too. As with that season, we’re at a point where taking the next step makes the most sense. It’s possible it could be a cliffhanger end into next season. But that’s feeling less likely. Something like Always where Castle and Beckett end in a good place, and there is a larger threat.
Can I be wrong here? Yes. Have before. But I’ve been right on these things too. Enough to feel good about my odds, baring new info.
^ read this, please.
Thank you for referring to people who are dissatisfied as “some” people, too. Nothing peeves me more than the attempts to lump a group (big or small) of opinions into one collective “the fans.” I always find myself saying, “I’m frustrated/upset/mad/dislike this character or storyline? Really? I’m glad someone let me know!” Lol.
This, plus, the LACK OF AFFECTION? Good LORD. I am so tired of this meme. The show I’ve been watching has been positively bubbling over with affection. There’s a hell of a lot more to affection than face-sucking and sex scenes, and I for one am glad to see that Marlowe & co. aren’t just leaning on the more overtly sexual stuff to sell the relationship, but are also showing us lots of the “little things.” Because that stuff’s a lot more important than some people realize, and it makes the relationship feel so real and loving and FUN.
Yeah, I don’t understand that particular complaint myself at all, because having seen how other shows handle their relationships, this show hits it out of the park. What bothers me even more is when that faction feels the need to speak for us all, because in no way do I believe the relationship lacks affection (or anything else for that matter) and in no way do I believe the show’s going downhill because of one character or another - or whatever a similar complaint ”the fans” have.
I think there are certain corners of the Internet where people who have particular negative response tend to congregate. Which makes sense, because the Internet is one of those places the tends to draw together groups of like-minded people. (tumblr anyone?)
The problem is, if you’re primarily exposed to the places where a particular attitude is expressed, you can find yourself in the mindset of believing that “everyone” thinks that way. That’s just not true Castle, it’s true of almost anything you can find on the Internet. And it rarely, if ever matches up with the real world expectations of reality.
That’s true. I’m trying to remember the term we’ve used in some of my classes to describe the “birds of a feather” sort of collective, but it’s escaping me at the moment (5 hours writing code that doesn’t work’ll do that to a brain, haha). People definitely gravitate toward those who validate their opinions vs challenge them and the fewer challenges there are… like you said it starts to seem like that is the majority opinion.
There’s also probably an element of the “vocal minority” happening, too. Since content people are less likely to speak out about their contentedness while those who are discontent will let you know. It’s understandable, mostly, but still frustrating, since I like making the choice for myself! haha
You just described the very reason my blog exists.
i’m really starting to think that for some people, affection = hot and rough sex.
I have no idea in what world they live in.
“i’m really starting to think that for some people, affection = hot and rough sex.”
I actually woke up at 5am this morning to watch the HIMYM series finale, a show i’ve been mildly obsessed with (except for its awful final season) for a few years now. The series finale was literally everything I wanted- culminating in Ted finally ending up with the only person I ever thought he…
I don’t even watch this show and even I can tell these are the OTPs. Way to fuck up, writers.
Neil and Cobie’s reaction to the final episode. (x)
See, the series should have faded to black right here.
Then, for one last tag with the kids, they could have ribbed Ted about taking so long to tell the story and it ends with the motto that good things are worth waiting for, worth bettering yourself for, and worth fighting for.
That’s how I would end the series.
How I Met Your Mother writers & producers, we need to talk.
LET’S JUST UNDO EVERYTHING WE’VE DONE IN THE LAST NINE YEARS
AND SPEND 22 EPISODES ON A WEEKEND
AND THEN CRAM 16 YEARS INTO ONE HOUR
WHAT THE FUCK
WHAT THE FUCK
ALSO LET’S SPEND 22 EPISODES ON A WEDDING THAT WILL BE UNDONE IN 5 MINUTES AND THE COUPLE WILL NEVER TALK AGAIN
WHAT A FUCKING JOKE!