With the renew/cancellations of TV shows already out, in comes the new players into the Primetime slot. ABC has had plenty of success over the years with shows like Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away with Murder and more, however, it’s a past show that has left a hole in loyal viewers hearts. Since ABC had to abruptly end the Castle run due to a personal conflict they have tried to replace it with but have yet to find the right chemistry. Well, maybe the wait is finally over with their new show–Deception.
But the question is–will Deception be better than Castle?
At first glance the similarities are scary. Castle was centered around a writer, Richard Castle who worked with the New York Police Department to help solve crimes plus provide inspiration for his novels. In the process, he was often paired with hot detective Kate Beckett who later the two would spark a friendship which would lead to them dating then eventually getting married.
For 8 seasons we watched some of the best crime stories but it was the chemistry between Stana Katic (Kate Beckett) and Nathon Fillion (Richard Castle) that had fans glued to their TV.
Deception appears to be a mirror image of Castle with the hot female FBI agent in Dina Clark (Lenora Crichlow) and the weird, yet funny magician/helper in Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott). During the trailer for Deception you can see the direction ABC wishes to go. Hot female lead cop. Funny sidekick co-lead guy, a bunch of in the backgrounds players like Detectives or family members and a possible romance. Sounds familiar?
In the end, the show could work but it has some pretty huge shoes to fill if it wants to reach the status that Castle was on.
The potential is there and that’s only because the show is not original. What ABC did was take the frustration of Castle viewers and give them a similar show in hopes they will come back. The storyline will be the same with shootouts, jokes, crime solving and how can we forget that all-important– budding romance?
As a Castle fan, I don’t know how to feel about Deception. Of course, I will watch as I love magic but I know eventually I will stop. If I want to see Castle I will just head to Netflix. If ABC was so hell-bent on doing a remake, why not keep some of the original cast and do a spinoff? This is disrespectful to Castle fans and the memory of the show.
Be original ABC. We expect better.