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Apr 01, 2014
Writer's 10-Step Guide to Episodes of Bones

has been one of my favorite shows since the pilot, and it could probably go on forever the same way Law & Order does. However, it has lost all it's dynamic by following the exact same formula every week. Don't get me wrong; I still love the show but it's become almost silly. The writers seem to have gotten lazy and just developed the model below, so that now episodes just have a few interchangeable elements, written using the same system used to to play Mad Libs.

1. Remains are discovered in an unusual place by people whom are never seen again.
2. The squints arrive at the scene and do their squinting, while there is some bantering between Bones and Booth.
3. Everything is moved back to the Jeffersonian.
4. A minor personal story relating to a character unrelated to the crime occurs.
5. The remains ...Read more
Jan 20, 2014
Bones: Translations for "Big in the Philippines"
I laughed out loud at this as I paused to see what else was written on the page:

I believe there is no direct English translation for "kabastusan" but if loosely translated kabastusan may refer to anything inappropriate/naughty/perverse/lewd/vulgar. In all likelihood if that site exists, clicking on "kabastusan" would lead you to porn. =)

For all the non-Tagalog speakers out there who are wondering what else was written on the Philippine website Cam and Angela were watching, here are some translations:

"Musmos Upang Makita" - directly translated "musmos" refers to a very young child, often a baby, "upang" is "to", while "makita" means "see". Taking that together, the title of the song would probably be "Too young to See" in English.

"Patok" used here means a hit, so "Patok na Bidyo" means Hit Videos

Tahanan = Home

Account Ko = My Account

Email Bidyo = Email Video

Kontak = Contact

Mga Anunsyo ...Read more
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Jan 14, 2014
Bones Season Ten and Beyond...
Grateful for confirmation of Bones season ten but it won't be the last, it can't be because it is still a brilliant show to watch and other crimes shows have either died before now or have gone on to more than ten seasons like CSI, with only two of its original cast members it's still going. We have all the original cast members so we should at least get a couple more seasons. I love Bones and would watch it even after so long. Ten seasons is still not enough. Do we fight this or accept it because I don't want it to end after season ten.
Oct 20, 2013
Favorite Seasonal Baddie
The Gravedigger, Gormogon, Pelant, Broadsky, Epps, or someone else who I've forgotten?
Sep 24, 2013
Discussion Starter: "The Cheat in the Retreat" (S09E02)
With procedurals, the challenge is always keeping things entertaining and/or interesting. It's one reason why shows like Bones and Castle toss in character beats and arcs: Just in case the case of the week isn't great, you can at least rely on character shenanigans to carry the episode.

As last week demonstrated, a boring case with not much going for it can sink an episode just as quickly as lackluster character beats. "The Cheat in the Retreat" in pretty much the polar opposite for "The Secrets in the Proposal": we had the return of Booth and Brennan undercover as Tony and Roxy, which was a delight last time, and remained a delight this time, and kept the episode afloat. Pop in the well-sketched marriage retreat, populated by just colorful enough guest stars, including John Ratzenberger and Millicent Martin, and even if the mystery of who killed the ...Read more
Sep 17, 2013
Discussion Starter: "The Secrets in the Proposal" (S09E01)
I won't do this every week, but considering that we opted not to do a review of the premiere (for reasons that'll be clear in a moment), I thought I would kick off a discussion of "The Secrets in the Proposal" with some thoughts of mine own.

The episode suffered from being, well, boring (dull corpse of the week, Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s guest turn aside) but also being in the horrible position of being damned if it did and damned if it didn't.

Booth pulling out of the engagement in the last season finale was so much manufactured drama, and so was just a dumb idea. But which is worse? Following through that dumb idea to showcase Booth and Temperance on the rocks, or resolving in your very first episode back, with all the tension that that decision happening over the break, off-screen?

I don't ...Read more
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The Tutor in the Tussle
Special Agent Seeley Booth
Dr. Temperance Brennan
Angela Montenegro
Dr. Camille Saroyan
Dr. Jack Hodgins

From executive producers Barry Josephson and Hart Hanson comes the darkly amusing drama Bones, inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs. Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, who works at the Jeffersonian Institution and writes novels as a sideline, has an uncanny ability to read clues left behind in a victim's bones. Consequently, law enforcement calls her in to assist with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned, or destroyed that the standard identification methods are useless.

Brennan has been teamed with Special Agent Seeley Booth, a former Army sniper who mistrusts science and scientists when it comes to solving crimes. Brennan and Booth clash both professionally and personally, but the chemistry between them has grown since they first met and has made them a strong and trusting team. Brennan's equally brilliant colleagues (or "squints" as Booth calls them) at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab include earthy and bawdy Angela Montenegro, who's created a unique way to render an original crime scene in a three-dimensional computer image; Dr. Jack Hodgins, who's an expert on insects, spores and minerals, but for whom conspiracy is his passion; and Brennan's boss Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan, who replaced Dr. Daniel Goodman after the first season. Zack Addy, a young prodigy whose genius IQ sometimes distances him from reality, was Brennan's former assistant, but at the end of season three he left the Jeffersonian. Dr. Lance Sweets signed on in season three as Booth and Brennan's psychologist, to resolve some of Booth and Brennan's persisting struggles. He later joined the team to provide behavioral analyses on cases. The loss of Sweets from the team, and a conspiracy surrounding Booth has Special Agent James Aubrey paired with Booth as they investigate his case and pitch in with Brennan's work.

Broadcast History (All times E/P):
Season 12 - Tuesday 9:00 pm
Season 11 - Thursday 8:00 pm
Season 10 – Thursday 8:00 pm
Season 9, Episodes 16-24 – Monday 8:00 pm
Season 9, Episodes 9-15 – Friday 8:00 pm
Season 9, Episodes 1-8 – Monday 8:00 pm (One episode from season eight included in the season)
Season 8 – Monday 8:00 pm (Four episodes from season seven written to be stand-alones included in the season)
Season 7, Episodes 7-13 – Monday 8:00 pm (Emily Deschanel's pregnancy meant a short season)
Season 7, Episode 6 – Thursday 8:00 pm
Season 7, Episodes 1-5 – Thursday 9:00 pm
Season 6, Episodes 10-23 – Thursday 9:00 pm
Season 6, Episodes 1-9 – Thursday 8:00 pm
Season 5 – Thursday 8:00 pm
Season 4, Episodes 12-26 – Thursday 8:00 pm
Season 4, Episodes 1-11 – Wednesday 8:00 pm (Six episodes written for season three included in the season)
Season 3, Episodes 11-16 – Monday 8:00 pm (2007-2008 WGA writers' strike meant short season)
Season 3, Episodes 1-9 – Tuesday 8:00 pm
Season 2 – Wednesday 8:00 pm
Season 1, Episodes 15-22 – Wednesday 8:00 pm
Season 1, Episodes 10-14 – Wednesday 9:00 pm
Season 1, Episodes 1-9 – Tuesday 8:00 pm