Although she is still the tough, take-no-prisoners, feisty woman we met in the pilot episode, "Castle's" Detective Kate Beckett has undergone a physical transformation over the last three seasons.
Gone are season one's masculine pantsuits, wide collars and short hairstyle. Season three strongly favors sleek leather jackets, plunging necklines and long locks. It's almost as if the NYPD hired an image consultant to turn their top detective into "a girl."
But Kate Beckett isn't the first small screen crimefighter to be glammed up as the seasons changed. In fact, the deeper I dug, the more I noticed how frequently female law enforcers are "de-butched" after their first season.
Olivia Benson on "Law & Order: SVU
Debra Morgan on "Dexter"
Catherine Willows on "CSI"
Teresa Lisbon on "The Mentalist"
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