One of my new favorite shows is "Castle" (10 PM Mondays on ABC), about novelist Rick Castle who uses Detective Kate Beckett to be his inspiration and muse for his newest character.

Thanks to director Jon Favreau, users have been able to follow an amazingly detailed timeline — sometimes minute-by-minute.

Is it just me or has "CSI" reached a whole new level of high quality recently?

Since Grissom's departure, it seems the writers have been taking more storytelling chances and upped the ante.

Thursday's show was one of those episodes I enjoyed, but I'm not sure why.

Maybe it was because it kept me guessing; I never did figure out what was happening in the two scenarios, one of which didn't end up being a crime scene.

Cary here with some breaking DWTS news, per E! Online.

They've got the scoop, so no point in rewriting it:

Readers, I'm going to need your help on this one.

I still don't think I followed this last episode so well. The wrap-up from the wife made it clear (somewhat), but wasn't there a third person?

And weren't there a couple pets named Gareth as well as a person?

Not much to say about Thursday's episode (especially since I pretty much spoiled it with my headline if you hadn't seen it before reading this blog).

The Super Bowl was better than I expected. Let's not take anything away from the Cardinals; they played their hearts out. It was a much better match-up than I expected, especially since I didn't think Arizona's defense could keep up with the Steelers' O. Congrats to the Steelers.

People taking a recent AOL Television poll are saying William Petersen's midseason exit will greatly affect their viewing habits.

• Did you notice that even the "CSI send-up of "American Idol" ("Overnight Sensation") had the neon blue color scheme to it? • "I can't take this!" Boo-hoo, you crybaby. Get off the stage.

… only to tell absolutely no one why. I’m guessing we’ll find out next week, but since this is “CSI,” would a clue have been too tough to ask for? What exactly will he do – go back to school, study bugs, teach or as I’ve suggested, ride off into the sunset with Lady Heather?

This episode lived up to and blew away my expectations. Grissom, who? (Just kidding!) Seriously though, "CSI" won't miss a beat with Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Ray Langston.

I won't get into the plot details of last night's show, but the episode had me aghast at offenders' motives and their lifestyles, feeling bad for the euthanasia "victim"/husband and wondering about the ultimate fate of the girl in the third case. The usual stuff I expect from "CSI."

I’m going to try something a little different with this blog; I’m just going to give random scenarios or quotes from tonight’s episode with a very brief response or question in a bullet format.

Since my new blog format got a rave review from my avid reader Tess, it’s back – and may become a permanent fixture.

Have you ever watched a TV show or movie using closed captions?