The cases Bones and Booth investigate have become secondary to all the cast's personal issues. I liked this show very much in the early seasons but now it seems way too impressed with itself. Bones is aggressively righteous in her cluelessness and that aspect of her character is losing its charm. Booth is smug and blustery and seems more interested in creating a disturbance than working a case. Angela has pushed her drama queen persona to the point of being tiresome and Hodgins just lets her blather on. Sweets is a totally extraneous character and adds nothing to solving anything except personal problems. Daisy was intended to be annoying (and succeeded), but is a good example of how the show is leaving problem-solving behind in favor of getting viewer reaction. I really don't care about any of the characters' personal issues. I watch the show to see them solve baffling problems. I think I may follow the example of the intern who quit because science had taken a back seat to love and goofing around.
Bones is a decent show, nothing more. It is in some ways very similar to NCIS (same structure of chapters and emphasis on character interation), so I can't review it without comparing.
The stongest point of the serie is the motivation, which is nicely done, and by the way it's the biggest flaw in NCIS.
But the rest is not so good. The history lacks coherence more than any other investigative police serie, the acting is just average and the characters are single-minded and not captivating.
In other words, Bones is just a good show. You can have a good time watching it, but it's not a serie that will linger in your memory much time.
I love 'Bones' - Don't get me wrong. I love the fact that it's based on a true person (Kathy Reichs) and that she is an active participant in keeping the show + facts within the show real and 'dirty'.
But like all great shows, the storylines have become secondary to the character-based story lines. It's no longer 'Who killed that person', it's 'When will Booth and Brennan finally admit they love/want each other'?
Character-based shows only go so far as giving satisfactory comfort and relief to us viewers but the actual show becomes forgotten and suffers in ratings.
I do love the element of the altering interns though. I think this brings out the best in the main characters as they are ever-loyal to Zack. And I do hope Brennan realises that Sweets is a smart, endearing person and lets up on him because psychology, although considered a 'soft science' is still a science, and one that has helped them in many circumstances.
A few years ago my Mom was watching the show and i never really paid much attention to it but just a few months ago i really started watching it, first episode to last and i have become completely and totally addicted to it!!! I love how cute Angela and Hodgens are together!! and i can't wait until Booth and Bones get together!!! they are so perfect for each other but at the same time they're not its really really fun and funny to watch!! I love the humor in it and i just hope that Cam is able to get a guy in the series, i also hope that Bones hires Wendel as her full time assistant rather the Clark, i don't really like Clark. anyway i love this show!!! i hope it never stops running!!!! ever!! Lol :)
Yikes! Boy does this show need fine tuning. The writing comes short as does the acting. Sorry folks, I really tried but the glib dialogue was extremely unfunny and the constant music irritating. I don't think this show will be around very long if there i
A huge disappointment, I was jazzed about the show and let down big time. Hopefully they will try and do a few improvements. I can't even find one redeeming thing to compliment about this series. My advice turn the channel or hope for a miracle. Why beat a dead horse.
Okay, so i liked this show since the beginning. I thought the pilot was good enough for me to keep watching. Then i was impressed at how it got better, that is until season 4 came along. I mean, what happened to the action, what happened to the suspense, what happened to the involving story arc? We've seen these things from season 1 to 3, and i mean frequently.
Season 4 was pretty dull most of the time, the only thing i remember to be engaging was the Gravedigger coming back for Booth. Season 5 so far is doing the same thing, i almost forgot that scene where Brennan is being attacked, and with a scalpel...lol.
Yeah, i understand you guys who do the "squee" thing is getting the time of your life. Maybe this season is turning out the best for you, because there seem to be awfully lots of flirting lately(which is kinda tiring). How about us who liked Bones for its science & fast paced crime-solving action? Is it too hard to develop their relationships in an exciting edge-of-your seat manner?
Another thing is it's filming. I dont know if im the only one noticing it, but the overall feel & atmosphere of the show have changed. Take the first Gravedigger episode for example,or Skull in the Desert.
Don't get me wrong, i still like the show and im still watching, but pretty much disappointed at how they're handling the show. It's pretty much find bones, flirt, talk to people involved, say a funny line, make suspect confess without resisting arrest, crime solved, flirt, end. talk Somebody talk to this Hart Hanson guy.
The writing of past episodes of Bones has been flawless - until now. The focus has always been on Brennan and Booth solving the problem with support from other characters. Current episode began with Sweets in Subway and it didn't work. Too much focus on him and his girl friend. Proposal at end was ludicrous. These characters not developed enough to care about. The Japanese reporter was distracting, annoying and did absolutely nothing for plot unfoldment. Her obsession with sex in Brennan's book didn't work.
It's the writing - what happened? It appears to me that new writers were invovled. Hope the next 7 episodes are better then this one or you are in real trouble.
Totally unique with characters almost as twisted as the plots...in a good way! The stories are as much gross-out fun as the characters are well written and acted.
Although it was hard watching Zac leave, the actors are so good in their respective roles, it's hard to imagine anyone else replacing them, thus no real replacement for Zac is brilliant.
Just when you think they cannot outdo themselves, they're bouncing a frozen "corpse" off a squint's head or shoving a frozen pig through a woodchipper!
Although not much of a television watcher, this and House are forever in my DVR and hope they never "Jump the Shark"
Good character interaction and lots of action. It moved a little fast but I got used to it rather quickly. It needs more character development, but I suspect that will happen soon. Overall, it’s a great show.
I enjoyed this show and think it has a lot of potential. I like the chemestry between Boreanaz and Deschanel. I thought the other characters mumbled a bit and lost bits of dialogue because of that, but that is easily fixed. I think this show has a strong chance to make it if Fox doesn't get rid of it too quickly.
ok i had not been a fan of this show tell this season (the one where bones and booth go the funeral and still the body) but after that i catching up on the show on hulu so i have seen them all but i am a dead heart fan now
now for the season finale when it first came on i was totally lost for the first 10 mins because it just jumps right in to the (spoiler) dream world and i was like WTF but as the story does in its not really easy to follow it was nice to see all the people past and current in odd roles but the story didnt keep me in like all the others and it keep jumping all over the place to make sure to get everyone some lines but once it got to the end and the case was closed it still didnt make that much since and then the last 30secs to find out it was all a book Bones was writing and booth was just dreaming as she wrote out loud! then after reading all the these review i had lost interst in the show so much i didnt even heard he asked her who she was so the season premier better kick butt but Shame on u Fox for making us fans think they really sleep together Shame Shame
What is wrong with you? I have 2 pot belly pigs as pets and thought this show was horrible. They are intelligent animals and very loving. Your show was in extremely poor taste and you have lost me as a viewer. Tonight's pig chipper show was extremely discusting! It is not suitable for the young viewers who may be up at 6:30 PM. What is wrong with you? I have 2 pot belly pigs as pets and thought this show was horrible. They are intelligent animals and very loving. Your show was in extremely poor taste and you have lost me as a viewer. I will no longer watch any show with any of the actors/ actresses in this show. Animal cruelty has to stop. This show involvess cruelty to animals, it does not belong on the air. Your writers were way off base on this one, viewers do not need to see this garbage. Any show that shows this type of grossness should not be on when children are awake, I can not ever imagine whatever made you act this grossness out!
I am really disappointed where Bones is headed these days. Especially with the stories running across more than one episode. Season three's more than weird Gormogon finale and now this Gravedigger business that gets solved as if it's nothing. Plot holes galore (And that woman of whom we've never heard before dragged Booth where? And without being seen? Put*that* idea back in the box where it came from, please) and a hurried ending that makes me start to wonder about who's giving the green light to ideas like that. Seriously, guys, you need to do better than this. I'm not asking for buckets of blood, pouring out of people's heads, far from it. Instead go for *some* common sense, even if it IS fiction we're watching. Bones can be *really* good, but sadly, this episode is far from being anything but poor.
I've always been a huge fan of forensic crime shows, and Bones is no exception! What attracts me the most to this show is that it is slightly different from the other forensic dramas. I never knew one could find so much by just looking at human bones. When it was first aired I was rather skeptic about the whole idea of a forensic anthropologist and her FBI buddy solving the cases but now the show has really grown on me. Brennan's personal drama just adds a lot of the human factor to the series which others shows sometimes lack. Also the chemistry between Booth and Brennan is just amusing :) Really looking forward to the new season!
just watched this show for the first time. it is by far the worst show I have seen for a while. Terrible acting and cheesy lines makes this a definate miss.
I think that guy should have stuck with doing more seasons of angel. There are way better programs than this on the tv that demand our attention, why can ones like this go on without anyone noticing but something like firefly gets cancelled. I dont understand it at all.
We can live in hope that it will get cancelled I suppose, I would rather watch another episode of Blade the series than live through another episode of this.
I signed up for this site just so I could write a review for this show. I was dumbfounded by the amount of perfect scores and lack of actual intelligent reviews.
I have seen this show on a few occasions and every time I do I never finish watching the episode. The acting by David Boreanaz is hopeless, it's c-grade. At least Emily Deschanel brings something decent to the table. She is the only reason I give this show a 2 out of 10 (Her sister Zooey is a fantastic actress and Emily has the same capability).
The story lines are what really brings me to wonder how so many people can give this show a 10 out of 10. They are idiotic and not even slightly believable. Maybe there have been a few well written episodes but I don't want to sit through another second of this show just to find out.
I love this show! I haven´t enjoyed watching a show with such excitement since The X-Files.
I have to admit that the show started a little bit weak, but now that I´ve been watching episode by episode in order I have to say that the stories get better and better with each episode.
Every character is excelent. Each has its own personality, obssessions, likes and fears. I also like the way the characters have developed, especially Brennan. She has gone from being the cold, insensitive doctor from the first episodes to being a little more understanding. Once you get to know her you understand why she is the way she is.
The same happens with Booth, although he is Brennan opposite when it comes to feelings, but with his peculiar personality he has made of Brennan a better person, a more sensitive one.
What I love about the show is the relationship between the main characters. Brennan and Booth set the screen on fire with their sexual tension and their bickering and arguments about everything in every episode (I also like that the share the credits, since they´re both the main stars). Many people compare their relationship with Mulder and Scully, but there is more to it. Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz do an amazing job playing these characters, their chemistry is unique. There´s not another couple on TV right now that look so good together.
You can´t miss this show. I has a little bit of everything and I like it that you can learn something about the characters, you know, they´re human beings, it´s not always about work.
When I first reviewed Bones back on Oct 4, 2006 I gave it a 7.5 because I thought it had potential to be great. It was good not great. Since then I've changed my mind, the show is in fact getting worse. I like when dramas mix romance and comedy into their shows, but this is going over the top. Who in their right mind would believe this is going on. Over the last few months I've watched some of the most ridiculus story lines I've seen. Then there are the characters. Besides David Boreanaz they bring nothing to the show. They can't act show real emotion, and have no comedy timing. David Boreanaz is they one actor on Bones who seems to know what he's doing. He mixes in Drama/comedy beautifully, experience from his Buffy and Angle days.
I'm going to give Bones till they end of their second season to at least start changing my mind for the better. Otherwise I'm have a feeling I'm going to give this show a 1 and give up on it.
Below is my first review Bones is a good show. Above average, not great, not excellent, but good. I'm comparing it to the best cop show on tv CSI. It's better than the CSI: New York, CSI: Miami, all the Law & Order shows, and Without a Trace. Bones, just doesn't have the emotional impact that CSI does. The stories don't have the intense feel to them. Besides the two main characters I just don't care about anyone else. First is David Boreanaz. He is great, I loved him from Angle, and he can play humor and series great. The second is Emily Deschanel, she's attractive, plays the character really well. I hope they try to bring more impact to the show. It's not quiet on the level of CSI. Mabye by the end of the season, and I'll have to edit my review.
As a fan of Angel I watched the pilot of Bones; I expected a decent show, hoping David Boreanaz wouldnt have signed up to something mediocre and at the same time hoping he would play a different type of character to usual. Boreanaz didnt sign up to something mediocre, he signed up to something terrible. From the opening scene of the pilot where the main character (an anthropologist) floors a member of Homeland Security (in an airport) and has so much attitude she had already irritated me, the show is ludicrous in its approach to the subject matter and coupled with a dreadful support cast (such as the lass who opens her jacket to get someones attention within 5 minutes of the pilot) and the whiney teenage kid who for no reason tells everyone he isnt a virgin. Seriously, within 20 minutes I turned to the other 3 lads I was sat watching the show with and asked them if watching the rest was necessary, I always give pilots a go but for the first time since Tru Calling I couldnt care less about the story and wanted to watch something else. We decided to watch it until the next advert break, however soon after the show got even worse when the anthropologist \\\\\\\"wrote a computer program to display a holographic projection of what a person looked like based on their skull\\\\\\\" WHAT?!! Even with a Computer Science degree you couldnt do that! Where did an anthropolgist learn to do such a thing?! Let alone the fact that the technology hasnt been invented yet!! As I said in my summary, bad to the extreme, CANCELED!
Up until this evening I enjoyed watching the program but the antiwar theme was so offensive to me I stopped watching and will not watch in the future. How can I write a 100 words about a program that offends me. This is the same reason I dont watch Law and Order. Detective Munch cant keep his left wing mouth shut and must continually insult anyone with a conservative view. The fact that he reads 20 newspapers per day does not qualify him to preach to me. It is time that TV producers understand that their function is to entertain period.
I wasn't sure I could ever see David Boreanaz as anything else than "Ange" but writing and his acting has won me over. This show fits right in with my love for all 3 "CSI" shows and "Crossing Jordan". I will never get tired of watching people solve crimes. What's interesting about this show is that they solve both new and old cases. Sometimes the bodies are fresh, othertimes they have been dead for centuries. We also have the dynamic between Booth and Brennan. She is very scientific and serious. She is unaware of the current events and pop culture of the world around her. She is brillant and sweet. Booth is a real "man's man", the macho cop-like character, but he also has a tender side and is a great dad.
I tried watching CSI, and didn't like it. I tried watching this, and loved it. So, I asked myself, why did I like this instead of CSI? I found the answer while browsing this forum. Character development.
Sure, the cases are good. But, I learned that I liked this show because they did more than just solved crimes. They focused partly on the character development of Brennan and Booth. The real payoff of this, I think will come in the second season, which is when I believe Booth and Brennan will finally get together.
Also, there is some fabulous acting here, especially from David Boreanz playing Booth.
All and all, this show is absolutely fabulous, and I hope that it may continue for many more seasons.
For all the reasons above, I give Bones a fabulous 9/10.
Personally, this show is facinating and funny. Bones has a sort of innocence while staying really cool. Bones is a great show mixing real forensic science with drama and complicated relationships between the many complex characters. People who don't watch this show should;it shows a more realistic idea of what forensic anthropology is about.
Muder shows are cool, but this is lame. I would rather watch Forensic Files than this. Seriously. Show something more intresting than this. If i was responsible for this show, i wouldn't admit it. I would keep my life low before i let anyone complain to me. Pitiful, pitiful show.
bones is a joke. this subject content had the potential to be as good a csi, but al the silly banter between the 2 makes me want to puke. it\'s like that old cybl sheppard and bruse willis show moonlighting, it was sooooo stupid.
bones is a joke. this subject content had the potential to be as good a csi, but all the silly banter between the 2 makes me want to puke. it\'s like that old cybl sheppard and bruse willis show moonlighting, it was sooooo stupid. i have tried to watch and
I only tuned into Bones because I am a David Boreanaz fan. Boy am I glad that I did! Bones is different from the other crime dramas on TV today. Not only do they have serious crimes to solve (they *are* dead bodies, after all) but the writers and actors seem to capture the different personality types who flock to this type of work.
The Squints simultaneously run a tight lab and provide comic relief that other crime dramas are sadly lacking. Seely's pop culture references are completely lost on Emily Deschanel's no-nonsense Bones. Overall, Bones is worth a watch, if you like crime drama. Check it out!
I absolutely love this show! Of course, I got hooked on David Boreanaz back on Buffy, followed him to Angel and here I am still salivating at his door...LOL. Seriously, this is an awesome show. All the actors/actresses do a superb job making their characters real and believeable. I hope this show sticks around for many, many seasons.
What an AWFUL show. I thought with the material they had it would at least have an advantage on a "new concept" show, but it was just horrible. It was feelingless to have them discuss genocide like it was a shoe sale at Neiman-Marcus. Kathy Reichs was very affected by her experience, and in this show they treated the subject like a holiday in Hawaii. I didn't have a problem with the premise that the lead character was nabbed by security for having a skull in her luggage (this actually happened to Reichs) but doing an Emma Peel karate number in the middle of the airport? And seriously too. I've never seen a pilot that whacked the audience over the head so hard with tired "they'll love this in Altoona" clichés.
Kathy Reichs must be spinning in her grave....and she's the only author you can say that about who isn't dead.
While Fox may advertise Bones as a perfect match for House (which follows it), it lacks the edge that House has, and is nothing more than another generic medical examiner show. There are SO many of these right now anyway. The characters dont seem to interact well at all, infact they just annoy me most of the time. The plots are too similar, and unoriginal in the world of medical drama. I dont think even adding a new character or a major plot arc would save the show, a failed attempt to capitalize on the recent medical drama buzz.
Frankly, the only reason I watched it, twice, was because it comes on before House and I was curious. I beleive it will not be renewed, and I will be glad.
Though not this may not be a completely original premise for a show, it's nicely done. The characters are fun to watch, especially Brennan and her complete lack of knowledge about pop culture (her repeated claims of "I don't know who/what that is", delivered straight, are hilarious). David Boreanaz, as Agent Booth, may be pretty much playing anoter version of Angel (Brooding? Frustrated? Trying to find redemption after a bloody past? Check, check and check) but it works well in this context. The show is both interesting and funny, which is why I faithfully ignore other great shows in order to tune in weekly.
I thought this would be a good show. I stopped watching it -- too much like CSI - and the guy who used to be Angel -- they got him acting like a jerk and like his previous part - a vampire. The acting is not smooth and it is just not working for me.
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