Ever since Det. Kate Beckett and Rick Castle had their inevitable kiss in the Season 4 finale of "Castle," bloggers and entertainment writers have dubbed the pair "Caskett." Writers and fans should stop using this created name to refer to the couple as it is demeaning in the end to the characters and the show's creators. Even though the two have come together as the fans have wanted, they are still individual characters which have grown over the last four years and will hopefully continue to grow in the future.
Pairing monikersEntertainment writers have commonly melded names together to represent popular couples, such as calling the pairing of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie "Brangelina." The problem with this is that the members of the couple symbolically lose the sense of individuality and are figuratively bonded together as if they were one entity. One of the worries about Katie Holmes while she was with Tom Cruise was that she might have lost her individuality. In the end, her individuality may have been lost more due to the "Tomkat" moniker than from the religious teachings she bought into.
Individual charactersThe creators on "Castle" have done a great job developing the main characters on the show to the point fans can often guess how Rick or Kate will react to certain types of situations. Both characters have become very familiar, and fans would know what to expect of them if these characters were to somehow become real. The creators have done wonders by making the writer and the detective as real as possible.
Monikers such as Caskett detract from the work done by the writers on the show as it trivializes their work into a single word. Few shows have characters that are developed as much as those on "Castle" and they should be looked at as separate achievements by the creators. Their individuality should be applauded instead of being degraded down to the status of a single catchy word.
The old lives of the two main characters on the show have essentially died now that they are together, but a moniker, which sounds like "casket," does not do the future of the show justice. Instead, fans are led to believe the favored characters are on the verge of a brand new life together. Instead of creating a moniker which sounds close to something associated with death, fans should be looking forward to the rebirth of their characters into a life where they both have someone else they can rely on which is what most people look for in life.
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