'Castle' recap: When reality beats out dreams of 'Firefly'

Well that was a bit of a letdown.I don't mean the "Castle" episode, "Reality Star Struck," though. It was a good, solid episode -- one of those light-hearted and funny ones we always need in between the super-dark entries. The letdown comes solely from a complete and utter lack of "Firefly" awesomeness in an episode of television that featured both Nathan Fillion and Gina Torres.Oh well. I guess, as always, reality television trumps great sci-fi fare.At least it was a fun reality showIf you're going to fake a reality show, it's best to make it full of backstabbing, lying and other bad behaviors that the audience seems to want so desperately. This one even had murder!The reality show was also an excellent opportunity for Torres to show off her acting skills as Penelope Foster -- the fashion designer whose husband, Bob, was sleeping with the murder victim. Penelope's catty but practical behavior was a...



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