Monday, May 16, 2016

Male on Monday - Nathan Fillion

Pink Heart Society editor, Ali Williams, is mourning the end of Castle and looking back on Nathan Fillion's career so far...

I'm a huge fan of Castle.  I've been following the series since its genesis, and I've been moved and entertained by the development of the characters and the blooming romance between Castle and Beckett.

And tonight heralds the last ever episode.  I'm more than a little devastated.

So that's why I'm dedicating today's Male on Monday to Nathan Fillion; one of my favourite actors and his varied career.  Here's to hoping that he'll be snapped up by a new director very very soon...

One Life to Live - Joey Buchanan

His break-out role as a casanova in one of the longest running soap operas in the world...

Two Guys and a Girl - Johnny Donnelly

Early Fillion meets early Ryan Reynolds - what could be better?

Firefly - Malcolm Reynolds

I first came across Fillion in Firefly - Joss Whedon's short-lived classic sci-fi set in space - and might have fallen in love with the wise-cracking character.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Caleb

Caleb, on the other hand, was just straight out creepy.  You couldn't get any more different from Mal Reynolds.

Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog - Captain Hammer

Back with Whedon again, Captain Hammer is the perfect parody of alpha comic book heroes.  Quote of the series - "The hammer is my penis"!

Much Ado About Nothing - Dogberry

I'm a Shakespeare geek, as well as a romance nerd, but until I saw Fillion's performance of Dogberry, I never found the character funny.  It was the only wrong note in the Branagh version, but here, I got it.

Percy Jackson:  Sea of Monsters - Hermes

He plays a god.  Need I elaborate?

Castle - Richard Castle

Eight years, eight seasons and there have been tears and laughter.  It's a cracking character who's perfectly captured by Fillion.

Con Man - Jack Moore

His latest series role - Castle aside - has been in the crowdfunded Con Man, with Firefly star Alan Tudyk.  It's brilliantly funny and warmly irreverent.  

Here's to hoping that he finds something appropriately wonderful to follow all of this up with...

What roles could you see Nathan Fillion take on?  Join the discussion in the comments!

Ali Williams grew up in Croydon and spent her teenage years in a convent girls’ school. She then fled to university where she discovered champagne cocktails, a capella singing and erotica.

These days she blogs about perceptions of romance, chick lit and women in society and spends the rest of her time promoting #StrongRomanceHeroines on Twitter, and cracking on with her first novel, Breakfast in Tunford.

Editor for the Pink Heart Society, guest blogger for Mills & Boon and Harper Impulse, and occasional columnist for For Books' Sake, she defies you to slam romance novels within her hearing!


  1. I'm hoping there will be a Dr. Horrible 2, since Neil Patrick Harris's show didn't get renewed and Joss Whedon isn't doing Avengers anymore. James Gunn has tweeted that Nathan's availability is good news for him. Maybe the Wonder Man role in GOTG 2 will be expanded. Con Man is going to have a 2nd season. Whatever Nathan Fillion acts in, I'll watch.

  2. Castle has had a great run. Sad to see it go. And yet, I'm excited to see what's next in Nathan's career!!