I hadn't really heard of this show (being from England) and only looked at its TV.com page to see what 'Angel' was doing now.
When I saw that it was based on the character of Temperance Brennan from the books of Kathy Reichs i was very intrigued as I love the books.
It's a good show but why so many changes to the Tempe Brennan character and where she works. In the books Brennan has a daughter at University, in this she looks barely old enough to have graduated herself!
In the books she works as a forensic anthropologist for the both the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec, but here she's shifted to an (imaginary?) museum in Washington. I can understand the need of the show to base it in one place but why not just pick one of the originals?
I do like the way Tempe writes books about a fictional character called Kathy Reichs though!
Despite these moans i really do like the show and will continue to watch it but seeing as it is on FOX i'm sure that just as it gets going and I get hooked, some idiot exec will decide to cancel it!
A great show based on Kathy Reichs books. It is about a forensic anthropologist named Temperance Brennan. She teams up with a F.B.I. agent named Seeley Booth. They flirt a lot and he calls her Bones even though she hates that nickname. Tempe enjoys shooting people, talking technically, working, working, working, and working. Her lab partner Angela is always trying to get her out of the laboratory to have some fun. Bones always ends up getting herself into trouble when she finally does get out of the lab. Temperances history is shady, both her parents disapeared when she was 15 and she was sent from one foster home to another. She has very poor social skills and that makes Booth very annoyed at times. A very, very good show!
As i said in the above love the show, but please do something about David's wardrobe and the hair, come on guys the combover is way out there.
Please, please make him a Hottie again and not some nerd. I have seen other FBI agents on other shows dressing in the latest styles. I watch the show but not nearly as much as i would if you guys would change his wardrobe. Please!!!!!
the best show i know so far love love love it he he
you know what i loke the best is when bone took the skin off the hand and put it over hers just to take finger prints
i love the first episode
9.5 is my rating
rite to ya later he he
Although an original concept, the show can get somewhat boring. The lead character, Temperance Brennan is very socially inept, despite being a genius and very good at what she does (she also has an odd and unusual name). She seems very cold and aloof and uses technical jargod, perhaps to hide from others behind her brains. Her co-workers seem to have become her friends, despite the fact that she seems to distance herself. This new show also has some high points. It is definately an original idea, different than other shows pertaining to law and science. The cases that are pursued are definately well thought out and researched. The cases are good, I did learn some things about forensic anthropology, but there definately needs to be work done to develop the characters. The lead needs to become a bit more likeable, and the others need development and storylines, instead of just followning the storyline of Dr. Brennan.
I cannot understand why someone would cast a totally unappealing female to play opposite Boreanaz, which is a pretty hard thing to do, considering that he has on-screen chemistry with just about any attractive female. I find Ms. Emily boring, flat, unappealing, and absolutely rediculous when she does those (Buffy inspired) martial arts moves. This lady is not of leading character material. I am hopeful that the writers will give up on the idea of these two main characters having a romance, as it would be ill conceived...and nauseating. Better that they have a friendly rivalry, which would at least be somewhat interesting, until the casting director can find someone to play Boreanaz's love interest. I can probably tolerate the show until the end of the season if that happens. David, put in a call to your agent....anything out there has to be better than this!! Patti105
I only seen two shows. Even though I have a weak stomach for seeing skeletons and don't ask me why. The chemistry between the two leads are fine. David Boranez gets to do something that he couldn't do in either Angel or Buffy. He gets to be the comic relief while the lady doctor is the straight man or straight woman role. Tons of potential.
I am suprised at some of the reviews.. this show is so well done, smart, quick and the people are so well matched and likeable.. its NOT dumbed down TV.. but sharp and edgy.. with alot of quick comments and just has an overall entertaining feel to it.. It takes a little to love it but once you are in you are hooked!
The first two episodes of this show was still something new. David Boreanaz, not a vampire this time, but an FBI-agent. And the lead character, Emily Deschanel, as an anthropologist, who seemed to be a kick-ass female au contrare to other tv-shows with stereotypical gender roles (read Charmed).
But, to my disappointment, this is not an exciting show. Instead of being a kick-ass rolemodel, "Bones" seems to be emotionally crippled and quite disturbed. Not at all the producers intention, I would guess. The romantic tensions between Bones and Booth seems ridiculous, there is no chemistry. Bones comes off as a know-it-all hysteric and Booth as a goof.
The episodes seems to repeat the same pattern: the discovery of a body - the investigation - the conflict between Bones and Booth - Some small hint about the other characters lifes - romantic insinuations between Booth and Bones - the solution. And oh, the most importand aspect: the constant yapping about life and mortality and loneliness. Yawn.
Bones is another of my new shows this season that is on my don’t miss list. I was originally afraid that they would make it Angel solves crimes, but this has not happened. There is an action element to this show that adds to the interest. The martial arts used seem to be performed quite well and the show has a humorous side. The character interplay is good and the supporting characters are quirky enough to be interesting in their own right. I will be watching this show eagerly for a while yet.
"Bones" is a refreshing new series on Fox. Why? I can break it down into 4 main reasons:
Like many other forensic/crime dramas, the show revolves around a crime to be solved, week after week, doing very little with character development. Any new shows that try to mimic past show hits have no chance, labeled as 'stale' and 'overused'. "Bones" is split equally into the actual crime and character development of Dr. Brennan and Agent Booth (plus the squints).
2. Secrets and Foreshawdowing-
Already into this series 'secret sides' have developed. Jack Hodgens- the "bug Guy" is technically the boss of Brennan and her crew? Is the relationship between Tessa and Booth going to plumment and shatter within the next few weeks? Months? Seasons? I dare not say the final 'what if'. Some hints would be along the lines of "Booth loses Tessa + a lot of sexual tension between Booth and Brennan)- hmm... this is foreshawowing at its best. Plus from, earlier episodes Brennan's past is brought into light. She never found out what happened to her parents and she was in the foster care system. Will her past come back to haunt her? We shall find out.
3. The Humor
I love the humor in this show. It can be dark at times and the dialouge is dripping with sarcasm. Writers take advantage of 'irony' and subtle references to pop culture. The humor also helps with character development- a big plus
4. The Effects
"Bones" is daring when it comes to the gruesome scenes of decomposing/dead bodies. This is right up in your face TV. An example would be in "The Boy in the Tree", where a very green dead teen's head falls from the tree and Brennan actually catches it?! I believe the daring scenes are another plus to the show, but some may find these a little too grotesque. I would suggest not eating anything while watching "Bones"
Overall, I believe this show will last for a long while, and ratings will soar as time passes. It's not too late now to make this one of your favorite shows.
Had to watch this one. Cross between CSI and XFiles. I TIVO it each week and watch it again in case I missed anything. I had to initially watch because of David B. Great to see him in a different light.
I really hope they keep this one going. The stories keep getting better each week. Kudos Fox! The pilot needed some fine tunning but each episode has been improving. It is a different perspective of crime solving. I do however have to turn as soon as House comes on. Not a fan.
This show is truly unique, it's nice to see a show that doesn't take place in a hospital (Although I am an avid viewer of House M.D)...there's something special about a show thats revolves around forensic anthropologists...something you don't see everyday and a field of study that is truly underappreciated. Fantastic show! Looking forward to future seasons! :)
I like the premise of the show. The idea that the museum has all the equipment is off, but it is television. The chemistry between the cast is good. The holoprojector is a super ideal. There are probably agencies calling the show going where did you get the idea for it.
I really like this show. I may be biased because on of my best friends wants to be a forensics pathologist. That and this kind of show I find interesting.
I like shows that show the good and bad parts of the human soul. The battle between those who kill and those who catch them makes me happy, especially when the good guys win. That and I like trying to solve the mystery too.
And I like the show so anyone who doesn\'t and tries to convince me otherwise I will track down and beat with a stick. Yes I have a rage problem, so sue me.
I give Bones a 9. Its really a terrific show. Its adventerous and it just draws you into the show. To be honest I gave it a chance because of David, but now it has me hooked on it. I can't wait to see what will happened next. Especially between Boothe and Brennan.
I love the books, but didn't have the necessary concentration to read since a nasty surprise-a marital break up this summer. First sign of life was an episode of 'Bones', Just what the doctor ordered. I think the show is great, and held my attention -
Please keep up the good work. I like everything about this show, and I will make a point of watching every week.
The content is interesting and the actors are playing their parts well, according to what I imagined them to be in her books.
I enjoy every aspect of the show, and find you are staying true to the writings of this author. Thank you ! It's been a great watch for me.
Based loosely on the Kathy Reich crime novels, Bones introduces Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) partnered with Temperance Brennan, (Emily Deschanel) a forensic anthropologist loaned out to the F.b.i from the Jeffersonian Museum.
Brennan, the only forensic anthropologist in town, is persuaded to help with Booth's current investigation, under the condition that she has full involvement with his the case (as aposed to strictly lab work). She’s highly devoted to her work which has damaged her personal relationships, and kept her from connecting to those outside of her work. Whilst working with Booth, she’s intimately acquainted to the politics of the world outside her lab, the differences between her work with science, and Booth’s work with people, and her feelings for her reluctant partner whom she feels so far from but finds startling similarities.
Booth, having played Brennan in a previous case, promises full recognition and involvement in order to get her back on his side. Being the only forensic anthropologist in town, and being of remarkable intellect and skill, Booth sees the importance of having Brennan’s help in future investigations. Having previously been a military sniper, Booth feels he must reconcile for all the lives he’s taken by putting an equal number of criminals away, and through Brennan and her team, he feels increasingly dismissive of the politics he’s lived by in his career, and more certain that the truth is more important than his career.
Though the majority of the cast are highly intelligent, Booth, not having any doctorates of his own, allows for the show to dumb down its terminology without patronising its viewers, keeping true to Reich’s novels.
If the show’s ,stunningly warm and unique, array of characters, adorning the main cast, continue to grow as they have done thus far, I feel that Bones will only get better with time.
Each character, though vastly different, (as one expects the writers of any show to manoeuvre) are pieced together in a way that makes their interaction with each other as funny as the likes of Angel, or C.s.i, and looks to make a truly great drama.
The show has a great base for development, even most the cast is great for growth, the only flaw I think in cast is.. well. bones herself. Either the writing or her portrayal of this character, my vote would be for the writers, but it’s typical Hollywood throwing a bunch of descent actors and actresses into a promising situation with bad writing, hidden agenda’s which defeat the entire purpose of the shows original intentions, and killing its potential.
I wish this show wasn't at the same time as Gilmore Girls because then i could watch it. Bones caught my eye when i was flipping through the channels.
David Boreanz was one of my favorite actors from Buffy and then his own show Angel. So i was happy when he was on a new show. It only it was a monday nite show at 7.
i love this show. its new and somewhat original. i like the whole sexual tension between booth and bones. i just wish they would get together sooner rather than later. i want to see them as a couple and considering how different they are i think it would be funny.
I enjoy the idea of the show. However I think it is hard to enjoy a show were the actors are not comfortable with their characters and still have many personality trates to smooth out. I would also like to see a little more connection between the characters. I assume that when that transition happens the show will improve more to the viewers liking.
Before watching the Series Premiere season that comes about every September I had never really cared about shows like Law & Order or CSI, but once I got into Bones I realized what I had been missing. Taking place in Washington D.C. its a series based on the life of a woman who investigates murders based on the bones they've left. Emily Daschanel's acting is good and David Boreanez gives us that Angelesque quality that Buffy fans have been missing. The show features interesting subplots that will keep you guessing. Any crime drama fan will be very impressed with what this show has to offer.
I like the interaction between the characters. The characters are becoming well developed. The dialogue is very witty. It is nice to see David Boreanaz in this role. He does it well. The bantering and sexual interaction between Bones and Agent Booth keeps it interesting and amusing while your mind is trying to solve the mystery. Having an anthropologist also makes it interesting. We have dozens of 'murder mysteries'. So the anthropology gives it a slightly new twist.
When I first started seeing the previews for Bones, I didn't think I would like it. However, I decided to give it a try and (surprise!) I liked it.
Bones is about Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel), an anthropologist, who aids Special Agent Seely Booth (David Boreanaz) with criminal investigations. Dr. Brennan uses her knowledge of bones to help identify bodies and, of course, solve the crime. Dr. Brennan gets help from her lab crew: Angela Montenegro, Zack Addy, and Dr. Jack Hodgins.
Brennan and Booth are my favorite characters and they are by far the most interesting. Brennan is intelligent, hard-working, and very serious. She is addicted to her work and has no life outside of the lab. There are times in the show where she struggles with the knowledge that she has no real relationships with anyone except the dead bodies she examines. She seems to be falling for Booth but is too stubborn to say or do anything about it. She was obviously upset to learn that he had a girlfriend. Overall, I think Deschanel does a good job portraying the conflicted Brennan.
Booth is different from Brennan in many ways. He is more of a jokester and he doean't take himself seriously. He has a life outside of work (a girlfriend). He is definately not an intellect but he is good at his job. He seems to have feelings for Brennan, too, but his relationship sort of smothers any feelings he might have for her. I enjoy his comic banter with the "squints." I was quite amused when Addy wanted to talk to him about sexual positions and he replied, "If you even try, I will take out my gun and shoot you between the eyes." I never saw Boreanaz in Angel but I think he does a good job as Booth.
So far, I haven't really connected with the lab crew. Montenegro is too busy trying to hook-up Brennan and Booth. Addy and Hodgins are both dorky and neither stands out. Hopefully in future episodes there will be more character development.
I was really disappointed when Fox started showing baseball because I was getting into Bones. I'm anxious for it to come back!
If you want interesting characters and stories full of mystery, action and adventure, read the books. This show couldn't even qualify as a Cliff's Notes version of Kathy Reich's novels. And maybe if the producers got rid of that ridiculous hologram imaging gimmick, I might try watching the show again on its own merits - but I doubt it.
Angel is back!
I know that it’s not Angel, it’s only an actor. So it’s probably better to say: David Boreanaz is back!
But what I liked about BONES is that the characters are persons and not just professionals like those in all the CSI shows. Furthermore, the dialogues are quite witty and the (sexual) tension between Bones and Booth is noticeable from the first encounter. So it’s a good mixture between case-of-the-week and relationships-between-characters by now.
Although BONES is about finding the murderers of dead people, David Boreanaz can proof his funny bone. Once and a while it was visible in ANGEL as well but too rarely for my taste. (Yes, I know, the show is not merely about him but I only saw the pilot. So I need time to get used to the fact that Mr. Boreanaz is Booth and not Angel.)
Thus, a character-driven show with this actor – what more could you ask for?
I like this show. Maybe I just like David Boreanaz. I have read one of Kathy Riechs books and it was too bloody. The show has decent mysteries and nice eye candy.
I had figured out the mystery of the ambassador's son early in that episode but it was still enjoyable.
I feel like this show will get better if given time and I like the idea. It is not Crime Scene Investigations, instead it has some true forensic anthropology, even if it is cleaner than real forensic anthropology.
A good show that is truely a second X-Files which is in no way a bad thing. This show is based of of events from the actual life of forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, but is now made into a truely great drama and worth its timeslot next to House.
This show which is inspired by actaul events in someones life and most likely things that have actually happened are put into the show but false identitys are given as well as false setting but that dosnt make it any less great to watch. The show as said above is almost like a second comnig of the X-Files which im sure it is compared to alot which I dont think is bad for the show at all. Maybe it dosnt have a completely unique overall setting but its the storyline and characters that must speak for the show and that they do. The storylines are created to work well with the feelings and emotions surrounding the characters that we have gotten to know after the first couple epidoes and I have truely become encaptured in the mysteries and wonders each episode brings. The more this show develops the more the chracters eveolve and we see different sides come out and there true nature and strong feeling about subjects more closely related to thier life. You get an incredibly awed feeling as you watch the charcters solve the mysteries in their own way but that to me still bats close to home in a X-Files romance situation where work is always involved but you always get that tension. In truth this show is unique enough to easily set it apart from those like House or CSI" Miami but I dont think it can be compared to them for they are already founded as these amazing shows but this is still one of my favorite shows and in my opinion the one of the best of some of the many new shows floating out there maybe only bested by "My Name is Earl" which is obviously an entire different genre on its own. So in the end I really like this show and think it deserves some more respect even though I am glad it was put next to House to boost is rating and get it more attention I still hope it does well and isnt known as just and appetizer till House comes on. (Which is a show I truely love and I dont think anyone can dispute)Anyways wach the show today and enjoy!
I like this show, David Boreanaz is very good and also the others caracteres. I hope this show don't lose quality in the futur, the subject of bones is really original and it's a very interesting show for me. sorry for my poor english i'm a french fan and is not easy. See ya
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