Addressing the issue in the castle fandom by Lucas Oliver

Normally I’m not one to wanna do this because though I’m just one of the few that I’m sure are growing tired of this, I figured enough tweets & FB posts on it. Lets open up this can of what could turn into a huge argument. Since season 8 started fans have been utterly whiny and rude to the cast, crew, and new additions to castle (hayley played by toks). Since episode one some have said ‘you ruined the show by splitting them up’, others have said ‘I see what you’re doing reminds me of old castle’. Each Monday has been a rant of nothing but people complaining that the new show runners haven’t put caskett back together. Each Monday they watch just enough to see if caskett is gonna make amends & when they don’t they go watch something else and pick up there device and lay into whomever they want about how trash the show is now. First & foremost I wanna address that caskett aren’t split up nor separated, divorcing even though that’s what most what most will utter every time. Secondly, the writers have written some brilliant episodes this season & foolishly more than half the fandom has given into everything has to be about caskett. Forget lanie, espo, Ryan, & Alexis or Martha. They just want caskett & if they don’t have it they cut the tv off. One thing that gets to me more than anything is more than ever the castle fandom has lost any & all respect mainly due to the fact that they’ve been relentlessly laying into the new cast members, show runners & crew as well. Why you might wonder? Because they’re duo aren’t living under the same roof. If you don’t remember at all how passionate Beckett was about finding her mothers killer & she would’ve done anything to get bracken & Richard helped her find that man. But the further down the rabbit hole she goes its not just one man. Which is where we are right now! First episode contained so much explanation as to what could happen if Beckett chased this. But apparently few of us care about story lines & the beauty of this show. Alexi & Terrence have done such a great job but most will never know because they’re too caught up in two characters being together to even care about story lines or backstory. I’ve had some opportunities to chat with some folks who disagree with this season & not a one I’ve talked to has even bothered to see past seasons. They just started watching cause of caskett & got hooked on that. This Mondays episode was a huge example of how rude this fandom has become towards the show itself. People not watching because of Stana & some not watching because of Adam Baldwin, (those that didn’t watch firefly don’t know how awesome it was to have Adam back on castle). They’ve grown reliant on one character, I love Stana & she’s a tremendous actress but at the end of the day getting absolutely obsessed with both her & Nathan is a bit too much. By that I’m referring to telling the writers & show runners the show is trash. As far as ratings go, they’re low because so called fans gave up on the writers when they’ve explained even explained in the episode why they did what they did. But still yet these so called fans have already thrown them under the bus. Yet no matter what’s said to these so called fans they won’t listen because they’re too focused on thinking that caskett is separated or divorced & they’re not. Every time I did scroll through the castle hashtag on twitter there was very little support just a bunch of folks complaining & whining Stana wants there acting as if Nathan wanted to do this episode without her or the show runners asked her not to be there & it wasn’t at all that, she had plans to do something else important but no one listens just wanna complain more about things. During the airing of the first episode of season 8 I knew the moment it ended people would lose it because this fandom is known for being too attached & putting something like that in episode they’d ignore the explanation as to why. Those of us that still support the writers & show runners see what they’re doing since day one. Season 7 if you ask me was filled with a lot of dry moments, don’t get me twisted I still enjoyed but last season we watched perfect caskett & it was dull & bland. That’s not what caskett is to us who have watched since season 1. Caskett has been through many bumps, forks, close calls, & intense moments, it’s like the fandom has forgotten that. When you go back & see old seasons you’ll see the spark that Alexi & Terrence are trying to re-ignite in us. Yet if you want perfection or just caskett go ahead & don’t watch it’s your loss. I said this twice & I’ll say this again. When caskett is back in the loft & things amended. Those that attacked the writers, show runners, & cast or crew will be saying ‘I knew the writers wouldn’t let us down, trusted them this whole time’. You’ve no right to say so if you at any point degraded, attacked or even said this show should get cancelled. Lastly, I wanna address something if this fandom would realize these things & have some respect for the new cast & show runners. Then when it does get cancelled it’ll be because trolls & disrespectful people didn’t know how to treat the cast & crew and they didn’t wanna do the show anymore cause of it. Personally if I had any part in the show I wouldn’t have social media because of exactly what’s been happening to Toks & the other crew & cast. After all these seasons if I was in the shoes of Stana or Nathan does this fandom deserve a season 9? I don’t think so after how rude & disrespectful it has treated everyone including other fans that love the show. Even the fanfic writers have been attacked. Lastly, it’s a tv show & at the end of the day people should not say they’ll support something then jump ship when the writers have to do something so they can continue a storyline that is unless you just want them to end it in may & be done (I don’t). If you ask me the low ratings are due to these so called fans who are whining & complaining by refusing to watch because caskett aren’t together. If people only paid attention to the story line of these two characters maybe they’d stop obsessing over them & see that story line & stop being googly eyed over caskett 24/7 plus wanting that every episode. I support Alexi & Terrence, they’ve made amazing episodes & re-ignited that spark for me. I love the new additions to the cast hayley is amazing & I love her accent too! To those supporting this til the wheels fall off, stay strong cause we know in the end things will be beautiful always.


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