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22 hours ago, statsgirl said:

Castle wanted Beckett but he thought that he had lost his chance with her by looking into her mother's murder and then she was firmly with Demming so he started up with his ex-wife not realizing that Beckett had broken up with Demming because she wanted to be with him too.  Later Beckett started a relationship with the doctor because even though she really wanted Castle, he was dating Gina.

I think those are examples of classic triangle writing.

I guess it is just a difference in how we define the term, because I still don't see it is a love triangle. Contrived writing, yes. It would have been a triangle if Castle didn't move on with Gina and just brooded over Beckett or tried to break them up. Or if Beckett didn't move on with Josh later.  But whatever you call it, it was just a way of putting obstacles in front of the main characters.

The showrunners seem to be trying a different tact with Take Two, by letting them sleep together so early.  I don't know if we'll get a chance to see it play out, but I think that was a mistake.

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For anyone interested in the earlier conversation about detective shows that were comparable to Take Two, the CW Seed has "Forever" available for streaming.  I've been bingeing on the only season of "Forever".  There is one caveat though, watching shows stream on The CW Seed is commercially painful, by that I mean, much like old Hulu, the CW Seed loops their commercials.  It's the same commercials every 15 minutes or so and ZERO ways to control that.  Once the CW Seed even sniffs a commercial, you can't rewind, or fast forward.  If you try to rewind once you get past the commercials, you had make sure you rewind far enough because if you end your rewind still within that commercial string, you're thrown back to the beginning of that string.  Maddening! 

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"TVLine has learned that Marlowe and Miller have already begun shopping the show around (with several suitors said to be expressing interest)." Let's hope that's not straight BS.  Thanks,  WendyCR72.

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35 minutes ago, Jacks-Son said:

"TVLine has learned that Marlowe and Miller have already begun shopping the show around (with several suitors said to be expressing interest)." Let's hope that's not straight BS.  Thanks,  WendyCR72.

There is absolutely no way this show is getting picked up. 

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46 minutes ago, biakbiak said:

There is absolutely no way this show is getting picked up. 

I sincerely hope you're wrong, but you're probably right.  Lucifer was picked up at Netflix and I'm hard pressed to think of sillier show, so I harbor hope :-D.  

 

MilMar said:  "We're the key to Castle's success".

Stana said:  "No, I am".

Nathan said:  "No, it's me".

Turns out it was the synergy of all three (four) of these players, plus a bunch of other cast and crew, that led to Castle's success.  Who knew? ;-).  None of them have had exceptional success in their own projects recently.  Stana got another 10-episode Absentia season 2, but Lesley Goldberg all but said that AXN dropped it (and then it found a streaming home, just like all of the other dumped shows that found streaming homes, except in this case, it already had a streaming home!).  And The Rookie is tanking too, so we'll see if it survives to a season 2 -- or finds a streaming home!

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4 minutes ago, TWP said:

sincerely hope you're wrong, but you're probably right.  Lucifer was picked up at Netflix and I'm hard pressed to think of sillier show, so I harbor hope :-D

The situations are completely different. Lucifer had 57 eps when it wa picked up, compared to 13 but the main difference was that the couldn’t make a deal work at ANC even though the main production company on the show is ABC Studios it’s very unlikely that there is a deal that would make any financial sense anywhere else.

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On 11/21/2018 at 7:53 PM, biakbiak said:

The situations are completely different. Lucifer had 57 eps when it wa picked up, compared to 13 but the main difference was that the couldn’t make a deal work at ANC even though the main production company on the show is ABC Studios it’s very unlikely that there is a deal that would make any financial sense anywhere else.

Amazon could pick it up under those circumstances.  It wouldn't be the first time.

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1 hour ago, TWP said:

Amazon could pick it up under those circumstances.  It wouldn't be the first time.

The studio has no incentive to give it to Amazon for free or near that and it doesn’t fit into Amazon’s current slot of shoes. It had shitty ratings, absolutely no buzz and no marquee star. The show is done. Nowadays they talk about shopping every cancelled show but it if you look at the ones that were actually picked up they are only a handful and most had at least one thing (critical buzz, close to syndication numbers, relationship with the creator, corporate synergy, etc.) and this show has absolutely none of those things.

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5 hours ago, biakbiak said:

Nowadays they talk about shopping every cancelled show

Yeah, I think they say that even when they know a show is deader than dead. It's kind of pro forma at this point, just to show you've tried everything to keep the show going.

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