Famous mystery novelist Richard Castle and NYPD Detective Kate Beckett return for the suspenseful Third Season of ABC’s brilliantly funny series, CASTLE. Enjoy every inspired idea and flirtatious moment as this fiery duo solve the strangest homicides New York has to offer. It’s the most entertaining season yet as Castle’s wildly funny storytelling skills work their way into every case. Between his mixed-up partnership with Beckett and his relationships with his diva mother and his clever daughter, Alexis, Castle is always on his toes. Crime fighting has never been this much fun! Get on the beat and relive every wild and witty moment in this 5-disc DVD set.

Studio: ABC Studios
Year: 2010
Release Date: September 20, 2011
Run time: 1032 minutes
Rating: G

Audio: Dolby Digital mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Disc Spec: 5 DVD
Region: 1

Season 3 brought “Castle” to one of those turning points in the life of any show. The justification for Rick Castle’s continued presence in the 12th precinct, Beckett’s search for those who murdered her mother, and of course, the three-year would-be romance between Castle and Beckett, have all come to a point where the writers have some serious decisions to make. Those decisions will, in season 4, either make or break the series.

The show works best when it sticks to a lighter mood, sort of a romantic “Murder, She Wrote” with clever plots, good dialogue, and sweet flirtations between the detective and the writer. It’s when the stories get too big and too serious – as with “Countdown” and the season finale, “Knockout”, that the characters seem out of their element and the episodes begin to collapse under their own weight. These instances have, fortunately, been few and far between but the writers do need to go softly and carefully from this point on.

So anyway, yes, get the season 3 DVD. It’s a worthy and necessary “transition season” that took us from the newness and novelty of the first two seasons to where we now know the characters well enough to have strong opinions of where it should all go from here.
Movie Content: 9/10

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
  •  Murder They Wrote — Follow This Roundtable Discussion As Icons From The World Of Mystery-Solving Discuss Tricks Of The Trade With CASTLE Star Nathan Fillion And Executive Producers Andrew Marlowe And Rob Bowman
    CASTLE Goes Hollywood — “To Love And Die In L.A.” Spend Time With Cast And Crew As Castle And Beckett Take L.A. By Storm
  • Murder Board 101 — Victims, Persons Of Interest, Evidence And Clues…Find Out What It Takes To Develop This “Character” Each Week
  • Cast And Crew Commentary
  • Music Video — “Get On The Floor”

Special Features: 7/10

Final Thoughts

In conclusion this season was FREAKING AWESOME! I’m so excited for season four, and this show is highly recommended.
Overall Rating: 8/10