I have a confession: I like fanvids of TV shows on youtube.
Sometimes, when I want to take a frivolous and unnecessary break from writing, I look up fanvids to see shows through the eyes of devout fans and shippers. Fanvids were the gateway drugs that got me to watch full series like "Chuck" (insert html heart here, because I LOVE that show) and "Legend of the Seeker," among others.
Sometimes, I dare say, the fan vids are better than the actual episodes they're taken from. And more than once they've gotten me to see a dynamic I was missing before (which, for a writer, is a special kind of high). So while I've never posted a fanvid myself, I applaud the people who love the fictional characters of others enough to make them themselves
I confess all this because today I stumbled across the link of a "Caskett" (Castle/Beckett) shipper who has made a video to remind fellow fans of the dynamic that they all fell in love with that the show has all but lost. I, for one, LOVED seasons 1 and 2 of Castle. Season 3 felt like it fell off track and season 4 has basically just felt like a freefall--one I'm still hoping they can pull out of by returning to the very thing that got me hooked.
"And what is that?" you ask.
Well, I'm glad you asked, because this fanvid illustrates it PERFECTLY!!!
Here's to hoping that Castle finds its way back to a place like this :)
Any shows you're hoping will come back next season? (Read: Any fanvids you think I should check out to see if I want to get hooked on another show?)