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  • 01:47

    STR #170 02/18/14 S6e15 "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and more

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    "Smells Like Teen Spirit" episode of #Castle was definitely worth the 2 week wait. Hope you were able to watch it LIVE on ABC last night. If not, please watch your DVR copy today and/or via WatchABC at abc.com/Castle if your cable provider is listed.

    In this episode, Castle & Beckett find themselves returning to one of Castle's High School alma maters in search of finding out more information that might lead them to the killer of one of the students. Instead, they learn wayyyy more than they anticipated about various other hidden [possible] student talents ~ "telekinesis-ly" speaking. #SLTS was written by [husband/wife writing team] Chad Gomez Creasey & Dara Resnik Creasey and directed by Kevin Hooks. Plus, key Caskett decisions are made in this episode for their future life together. *smiling BIG :D

    After the News and a tiny glance at the Ratings [hey, Castle did pretty darn good up against the Olympics], we'll open up our phone/skype lines to you. We promised Elena last week we would hold off one week on our STR Round Table for this fun "Smells Like Teen Spirit" episode Q&A so she would NOT miss out participating while on vacation, but we still want to give each of you an opportunity to tell us [quickly] anything you just can't wait till next week to share tonight.

    We have a bit of a treat for our callers tonight.Miah & Lewis have come up with a creatively amusing way to have some fun tonight while we have the opportunity. Hope you'll join in. "See you" tonight!

    Photo credit/copyright: ABC Studios/Network

  • 02:28

    STR #168 02/04/14 S6e14 "Dressed To Kill" Recap

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    Caskett [relation] shipper?! Then this episode is a definite must-see. Hope you were able to watch last night’s episode of #Castle LIVE entitled “Dressed To Kill”. Each of those heartfelt conversations between Caskett along with the “Devil Wears Prada Miranda-ish” ‘Matilda King’ were beautifully/creatively written by Elizabeth Beal and directed by Jeannot Szwarc. This episode introduced us to a bit of Beckett’s past [15 minutes of] modeling days with and awkward reminisce moment[s] to Rick’s happy surprise. If you’ve DVR’d this episode, please watch it again so it will count in the ratings [thank you in advance].

    At the beginning of tonight’s show we will announce the summer date of our first “fan meet up” ~ StanaFanFest2014.  Then, just after the news, Arlene will share a bit on a special art project you may be interesting in. The latest ratings are next and will lead right into the STR Round Table where [hopefully] you’ll want to share your thoughts last night's episode .

    Here are tonight’s open~ended questions in advance so you can formulate your thoughts before the show:


    Hope to "see you" tonight!!

    Photo credit/copyright[above, random order]: ABC Studios/Network


  • 02:33

    STR #167 01/21/14 S6e13 "Limelight" Recap

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    The "Limelight" episode of #Castle seems to have tied up some loose ends for the Richard Castle family nicely. While Rick doesn't know the extent of his "helping", we the audience made some new discoveries in this episode for two of the "loves of his life", Alexis and Beckett. And yes, we all did noticed the order of his phone "favorites" ;)

    So what are YOUR thoughts about last night's episode written by @RobHanning and directed by Bill Roe? We'd love to hear 'em! After the 'STR News Team' [Miah/Lewis] help keep us up to date on the very latest, we'll hear the second part of our 'STR Fan Spotlight' from last week. Then a quick review of the Final Ratings [tvbythenumbers.com] and quickly clear our [virtual] table for each of you to offer up YOUR thoughts about the last night's episode ~ which might even change/enhance a few minds about what we saw/learned.

    Tonight's "Limelight" questions for you contain multiple key story threads fans have throught [and in some cases anguished over] during the first half of Castle Season 6, here are Elena's STR Round Table questions for you to be thinking ahead:


    BONUS:People's Choice was very kind in releasing today [Jan 21st] an interview with Stana backstage and YES! we are very much "still reveling in star Stana Katic's win for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress". Please go to this link to see/read more about it:

    http://blog.peopleschoice.com/2014/01/21/stana-katic-peoples-choice-award-crying/Photo credit/copyright[above, in BTR random order]: ABC Studios/Network

  • 02:23

    STR #162 11/26/13 S6e10 "The Good,The Bad,And The Baby" Recap

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    Castle, Beckett and a Baby!! Yep! Last night's episode of Castle entitled "The Good, The Bad, and the Baby" which was written by Terri Edda Miller and directed by John Terlesky ~ truly, a thanksgiving treat for Castle fans! What a perfect way to give the audience more insight on Caskett's future and how each character in the cast "feels" about babies when they are all thrown into a situation unexpectedly, especially Beckett, during the investigation of a murder. Only on Castle will you find multiple reasons to watch this awesome show.

    Elena has already posted tonight's STR Round Table Questions already so you'll have a chance the gather your thoughts and share what you think, we hope you'll join us for tonight's fun dicussion:


    Photo credit/copyright: ABC Studios/Network


  • 02:25

    STR #161 11/19/13 S6e9 "Disciple" Recap

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    OFF..THE..CHART AWESOME!! Is the best way to describe last night's episode of Castle on ABC, entitled "Dicisple" ~ written by David Amann and directed by Rob Bowman, both Executive Producers of the show. Here's Elena's "STR Round Table" questions for tonight to get your thoughts/theories formulated and ready to share:


    Photo credit/copyright: ABC Studios/Network

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  • 02:34

    STR #158 10/29/13 S6e6 Castle "Get A Clue" Recap

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    THAT was fun! YES!! "Get A Clue" S6e6 of #Castle really was! This weekly "ride" helps us [the audience] think about what we think about each the various situations our favorite characters seem to land themselves in.. week after week. We LOVE it! While we're not always on the same page, we're in it through the bends and curves the show guides us through. Emotion [either one way or the other], demonstrates your passion for this wonderful show on ABC called "Castle".    After the latest news and our first fan spotlight, we'll cheer [virtually] the entire 'Castle team' for their continued awesome ratings this week/season! The STR Round is already geared up and has received some spirited feedback on last night's episode which clearly demonstrates the passion for the show and the need to "talk it out" regarding the latest father/daughter relationship situation. We are a global audience and there is a lot of value in listening and respecting one another's perspective. Hope you'll be here too and give your thoughts on our favorite television show starring Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion.   Photo credit/copyright: ABC Studios/Network

  • 02:14

    STR #157 10/22/13 S6e5 Castle "Time Will Tell" Recap

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    A Time Travel episode? Rick Castle is gonna love THIS!! It's fun reading the Castle writers comments such as @chadgcreasey tweeting about MilMar and how "Time Will Tell" is a new "Castle Classic" episode for this season.  Can't wait to see it!! "Time Will Tell" was written by MilMar [Executive Producers Terri Edda Miller with husband/showrunner Andrew W. Marlowe] and directed by Executive Producer Rob Bowman.
    For those in Canada, enjoy on Sunday night and in the U.S., be sure to watch and tweet Monday night at 10|9c on ABC.
    On the STR Round Table, Elena will have her discussion questions posted on stanatalkradio.com just prior to tonight's show time so you can be thinking of how you would like to share with everyone your thoughts.
    Photo credit/copyright: ABC Studios/Network

  • 02:29

    STR #156 10/15/13 S6e4 Castle "Number One Fan" Recap

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    Are you still smiling from the Castle episoe "Number One Fan"? We are!! So much happening this season that we'll get to the STR Round Table as quick as possible.  Hope you can join us!
    Photo credit/copyright: ABC Studios/Network

  • 02:14

    STR #155 10/10/13 CBGB Premiere NYC|S6e3"Need to Know" Recap

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    If you are a Stana Katic fan, you are thrilled with all of the opportunites to see Stana again this next week! 
    Monday, October 7th, Stana is scheduled to be on 'Good Morning America' and then as #Beckett in the third episode of Castle Season 6 [which was shown at Paley Center for Media to the fans last week] entitled "Need To Know".
    Tuesday, October 8th, Stana is scheduled to be on 'The Chew' and we'll get to see her "in the kitchen" with Carla Hall. Tuesday night is the NYC Premiere of 'CBGB The Movie' and she is scheduled to walk the red carpet. Gotta love those "Stana Tuesdays" ;)
    So, if you are in the NYC area and have the opportunity to see Stana in person, let us know about your fun experience. Stana fans are always thrilled to hear about other Stana fans interactions and enjoy fan-girling right along with you.
    On tonight's special Thursday night show, we'll review all of these FANtastic opportunities and have a recap discussion during the STR Round table of the Castle episode written by Elizabeth Beall and directed by Larry Shaw. Hope you'll be able to join us!
    Photo credit/copyright: ABC Studios/Network

  • 02:22

    STR #154 10/03/13 Paley|CBGB |S6e2"Dreamworld" Recap

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    Incredible! That is the best way to describe the past week in Los Angeles for the STR team. 
    Tonight we'll share with you our visit last Friday to CHLA and the joy you brought to this wonderful group of caregivers. Presenting your $2,000 check for the Literally Healing program was an amazing experience.
    Most of you were able to see/hear #Castle panel at 'Paley Center for Media" LIVE on Monday night right along with us. So,  we'll just share our fun experiences outside prior to the event. Think you might enjoy hearing how we eluded "zip tie cuffs"!
    Just before the STR Round Table we'll take you through our fan experience on the red carpet  attending the CBGB Premiere in Hollywood. Miah had a bird's eye view to see everything and everyone.
    The STR Round Table tonight will be focused on "Dreamworld" and not "Need To Know".. So, you might want to catch a quick rewatch before STR tonight to refresh your memory.  Hope to "see" you tonight.. it seems like for-ev-er since we've talked.
    Photo copyright/credit[above]: Castle ABC Studios/Network, Paley - sheryll, CBGB -