The World Needs More Nathan Fillion

But what the world really needs is for Nathan Fillion to find a project that is worthy of his considerable talents.? He’s got leading man chops, pulls off humor well and has that sly twinkle in his eye like Han Solo.? It’s just, well,? most everything he’s been in with the exception of Firefly has been the suck.

Okay that’s not entirely true.? Waitress was touching and so was Slither in that B-movie kind of way.? But you probably didn’t know he was in Saving Private Ryan or on the sitcom Two Guys, A Girl and? a Pizza Place with Ryan Reynolds.

Cameos in Lost help, and a role as Dr. Hammer in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog have endeared him to many, but this guy shouldn’t be slumming on Desperate Housewives or that FOX show Drive (starring alongside Emma Stone, no less).

Still, we’ll give any project he’s in the benefit of the doubt and the hope that it won’t be beneath him.? ABC has picked up his pilot for series Castles. In it, Fillion stars as a horror novelist who helps the NYPD solve crimes.? Ugh.? Really?? We don’t need another Murder, She Wrote.

I think at this point, that Fillion needs to get with Joss Whedon (still the only director to fully understand how to make Fillion a star and utilize his abilities as an actor) to create a vanity project along the same lines as Eliza Dushku’s Dollhouse.

The message boards on IMDB are saying the show is more comedy/banter than procedural show, similar to FOX’s House. Okay, that’s a good thing.? Others are saying it reminded them of several USA programs like Burn Notice or Monk. I can get behind that, if that is the case.

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • KDL April 22, 2010, 5:04 am

    James – it would appear you have to eat your "murder, she wrote" comment! Castle is a truly terrific show – and Nathan makes it (as well as Stana).

    • jamesfurbush April 22, 2010, 12:11 pm

      KDL — Fully willing to eat a healthy dose of crow! Castle is indeed a terrific show and I'm happy as hell Nathan Fillion finally has found a project that utilizes his talents and doesn't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon! Stana Katic is quite the find as well.