Thursday 8:00 PM on FOX Premiered Sep 13, 2005 Returning September 25, 2014



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Bones Fan Reviews page 9 of 30

out of 10
19,017 votes
  • This show about the forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan and special agent Seeley Booth has it all: crime solving, humor, drama, mystery, friendship, love, dynamic character development, anthropology, science, psychology, technology etc.

    This show about the forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan and special agent Seeley Booth has it all: crime solving, humor, drama, mystery, friendship, love, dynamic character development, anthropology, science, psychology, technology etc. The cast consist of a bunch of great actors in the role of a variety of personalities. You get to appreciate and love every one of the characters once you get to know them. The incredible intelligent, amazingly beautiful yet socially awkward Dr. Brennan absolutely has stolen my heart despite of her disbelieve in anything psychological and her (slight) haughtiness towards her colleagues and her partner Booth. Booth, the ultimate hot good guy with the heart of a lion and a smile to die for. The incredible chemistry between the two main characters Brennan and Booth is in my opinion the main reason why this show is worth viewing. These two opposites make for a great successful and sexy team. Their relationship is intense, challenging, intimate, complicated, loving and still indefinable. Thorough 4 seasons this show has managed to keep the search for a definition interesting. For 4 seasons the viewers have been guessing what is becoming of this couple, and this question remains unanswered. Another aspect that I personally love is the continuous battle between opposites; anthropology vs. psychology, science vs. religion, rational logic vs. faith, brains vs. muscles… Viewing situations from different point of views makes the show believable and fascinating, dare I say it sometimes even is an eye opener. Top this with the surprising storylines, the interesting cases, the playful references to other shows and the excellent camerawork, you have yourself a show that comes as close to perfect as I imagine is possible.
  • A group of scientists solve crime with the help of the FBI.

    When I first started watching this show, I was not too impressed with it. This feeling was fixed during season 2, and since then, it has been one of the best shows on television. As I grew more attached to all of the shows characters, I started to feel that the show was more than just a formulaic crime dramady. The relationships between the characters were both fun to watch and interesting, with the king of all will they-won't they situations going on between Booth and Bones. The series only gets a knock from me because it does not have enough consistent villains. It would be nice to see more serial killers that are not caught in a single episode. The times that the show dealt with the "Grave Digger" or the entire season that dealt with the Gormagon showed that it was more than capable of creating interesting villains. The show is excellent, but there is a bit of room for improvement at the top.
  • Overall Bones is a just a great show!!

    I love this show!! The interation between the characters is always intresting and the cases that are cover have great twists in them. I'm sick of the same CSI and Law & Order shows. Bones is different and very intresting. It's great to see David Boreanaz again and he has great chemistry with female lead Emily Deschanel. Both characters are so different but fit together perfectly. They also have that great will they/won't they storyline going on as well. Booth and Brennan are officially the new Mulder and Scully. This show will be around for a long time. I can't wait for Wendesdays! :)
  • Yeah, I think Bones is awesome...

    I love Temperance, I think it's awesome that she is so kick-butt. It's great. Seeley Booth of course rules too. I think they are such a great team together. Though I have yet to see Season 2, it hasn't sounded like the two are a couple yet. I think they would make a great couple. So much sexual tension there. Anyway, I find the cases interesting too. It's very cool that Tempe can give someone so much information about someone just off the bone remains. Oh and Angela's reconstruction of the face or body and what not with that technology is just fantastic. I would really recommend this show to others. Oh I forgot to mention gotta love how protective Booth is of Bones. I usually like to call her Temperance though. It's not a common name or it doesn't appear to be very common as I have not had a class with anyone by that name or met anyone. Anyway, the show is very good.
  • My fav police procedural show.

    I think that the reason that I'd rather watch this one over CSI's is that I like the characters better. Temperance Brennan AKA Bones, is my favourite character, because of her skeptical nature and cleverness. She works with FBI special agenct Seeley Joseph Booth, who is in love with Bones, she returns the feelings but is to skeptical to realize it. Next we've got the guys who work in the Insititue, Angela, the one with the giant TV, Hodgins, the guy who examinates the aftifical remains, Sweets, the psycologist, and Cam, the flesh girl. And the interns, Daisy Wick, Wendell, Zack, Fisher, and more. The plots are getting more intresting and I'll follow it until it's cancelled.
  • A good show that keeps getting better.

    Pat Charles writes really good scripts. The characters are written to be clever, thoughtful, and very entertaining. They get to go through a wide range of issues and emotions.

    One reviewer thought Dr. Brennan should go. Hardly, she's a huge part of "Bones" (as in the title) and her character is extremely refreshing.

    I suppose some people are threatened by anyone who has a very matter-of-fact approach to even sensitive issues. Brennan cuts right through all the nonsense which is wonderful.

    Yes, the character can be a little insensitive at times but that makes sense for a very logical genius. A really nice addition to the story line is letting Brennan grow as a person as she learns to see issues from others' perspectives.

    All the characters are great and the show has a wonderful cast. Some of the characters have been written out of the story who I wish hadn't been but the changes help keep the show fresh.
  • So glad we have such good show on tv.They are so few & far between.They took take American Idol off & I'd be happy.Bones is the best on tv,next is NCIS.

    Thanks for such a good show like Bones.I never miss it.I even record it if,I can't be home when it comes on.So happy to have such a wonderful show on.There are a lot of really stupid shows on,like American Idol & so on.I like a show that takes my mind off my problems,& Bones does that.Wish they would take Ghost Whisperer off.Can't stand the actress.She's only selling sex.Bones is about Love,Life challenges,their work & mystery.Love everything about it.Just wish her & Booth would get together.They tease us all the time,making us think it's going to happen,but it never does.I love the bond between them.
  • My son who is 11 make a date every Thursday to watch Bones. When I am working I will even schedule my day off so that i am home.

    As a family we spend every Thursday watching Bones together.There are not many shows on TV anymore that the entire family can enjoy and you should be proud that you have made one. The show is funny and heart felt. You want Booth and BOnes to get together so bad but then again you dont because you don't want the show to end. I love to read and have read a few of the "Bones" books. I would much rather watch the show with my favorite characters. Keep it up. It is a nice clean family show that has suspense, love and friendship. As for me and my house we will be watching Bones.
  • A charming and witty 21st century update of Moonlighting with much better casting and writers.

    If you're ever a bit blue, just put on Bones. This is one of the few shows that rarely disappoints. The cast plays off one another very well and each episode seems fresh and not just a retread of a similar episode done by another show. Each episode is guaranteed to be full of jokes, but it never comes across as forced. The various love interests and couplings enhance the show, not put it down like happens in so many other series. The writers, while emphasizing the dark humor, have really done a wonderful job mastering the rather complicated personal lives of their characters without making them pathetic or whiny. Each character plays their role in such a way that compliments the rest of the cast. There seems to be true harmony with this cast and crew - meaning, to an outside observer, it seems they really like one another and enjoy the process of making this show.
    My only complaint (and the reason I couldn't give it a 10 was the handling of the departures of Brennan's original boss; and most importantly, the way they handled the Zack storyline. I don't want to give spoilers if you haven't seen it, but one of the most beloved characters departs in the most unbelievable way. I will say this though... I never cry in real life - much less over TV, but "The Pain in the Heart" made me cry and truly stunned me. My biggest disappointment was how the writers brought him back a season later, dropped a HUGE bombshell, and then never mentioned it again. To me, this was downright stupid.
    All in all, I think you'll love Bones. I think you'll love the occasional guest stars it brings over (like Family Guy's Stewie and the totally awesome Cyndi Lauper.) It's a show you can watch casually, or TiVO it and watch each week like it was some kind of religious experience. You'll get a lot out of it either way. My only piece of advice to Newbies is... do not eat while watching the show! The CSI's have nothing on Bones for pure gross out factor. If you adhere to that one rule, you'll find yourself falling in love with this little show. It's more than worth the time it takes to check it out. Here's hoping FOX stops screwing with the scheduling.
  • Did I mention I'm head over the heels in love with the show? ♥

    Alors là! Bones is a pure wonder that I have the pleasure of watching every week (well, in two weeks from now since it seems to have a one week break *fangirl growls*).

    "Solving murder takes chemistry", they say. "Having fans so loyal and so impatient to see what's next is the core of amazing shows", I reply. Bones really has it all, and although sometimes the bodies really can be gross, it's all sugared in the careness of the team, the bonds they share, the secrets they unveil together... even though sometimes said secrets don't regard victims' lives but their own.

    Driven by the extraordinary duo formed by Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, Bones is the kind of show that is procedural in the forensic "we need to solve that crime" manner, but also feels really like familly. The cast is great and share a comfortable chemistry on-screen so that we almost feel like we're part of it too. It's forensic, but it's not for highly intelligent people to understand, right? There is a touch of lightness that makes it all so good.

    And when we get apart from the crimes and interested ourselves more closely to the main leads Bones/Booth, we can't help but feel confident in Seeley's Knight in Shiny FBI-Issued Armor attitude, or else feel tenderness at the pure innocence of Brennan towards the world. Not that she is naive. Or maybe a little, but those two are so opposites it is a sheer pleasure to see their abilities complete each other week after week.

    You just need to add to this a rocking crew & writers and you have to this the receipt for the best (comedy?)-drama show I have the pleasure to watch in years...
  • One of the best shows ever. The group dynamic s amazing and highly funny

    Bones has it all. Romance, drama, sadness, death and comedy all u can ask for in a crime drama. The "squints" as booth calls them are absolutely brillant as a whole the group fits perfectly 2geva but add their own individual qualities to the group. I've never watched a episode i didnt like, my favourite has to be the episode in which the show is reversed and bones and booth are married and the owners of a night-club called the lab. That was such a great way to explore other sides to the actors persona and re-visit ol characters. All in all whatever mood you are in, Bones is fun to watch at all times.
  • One of the best crime shows in a long time.

    I just started watching Bones this summer when the re-runs were playing on TNT. I liked it so much that I've bought the first two seasons on DVD so far.

    Bones is a drama but it is filled with dark humor. The characters are interesting and unique and the actors that play them are also very talented. Brennen is partnered with Booth and they are more different than you can possibly get. Brennen, or Bones, as Booth calls her has genius level intelligence and writes best selling novels, but doesn't understand any pop culture references whatsoever which can be really funny when she has no idea what the rest of the characters are talking about. Booth is sarcastic but he gets people. He's not as smart as Brennen but she she is horrible with dealing with people. Together they are a match made in Heaven and their chemistry is undeniable and ultimately one of the most enjoyable aspects of the show. The "squints" that work back in the lab play important roles too and they bring a lot of the humor to the show. The cases are almost second string to the characters but they are interesting too and you can almost never guess who the killer is. In my opinion if you haven't watched Bones before, you should start because you won't be disappointed.
  • Great show! Got that thing that most crime investigation show lack and will kill for.

    Chemistry!! tons of it, i don't just mean between the main characters, thought they do have an amazing one, but the whole group has fantastic chemistry. That is the first thing that makes this show great, the second one is the gore part of it, so it is not a girly kind of show, it is rough and the cases are very good thinked, the have a very precise technical language, and it has a very surprising logic.
    The third one are the characters, they are unique, and very well played, they don't step out of them self, and still keep growing.
    The forth is that the plots are not obvious, and the characters are not tipified or stereotyped and the whole thing doesn't rest on one person, like what happens to shows like "mental" or "Lie to me".
    And the fifth is the unresolved sexual tension between tha main characters, witch only very few series haved achieved thought many have tried. Just remamber what made the x files, por example, survive after the writers didn't have ideas, just Scully and Mulder. Well Bones and Booth have that.
  • You got you basics: Booth, FBI, Jock partnered up with Brennan who is the scientist who had a rough childhood as the show has progressed you've seen more and more similarities between Booth and Brennan. They are opposites that work together very well.

    I like this show, they have a lot of humor that's seems new. Always a good call to have two characters work together that don't seem to have anything in common, but in the end everyone can find something in common with someone else. Yes, it is another twist on the old standard that seems to be everywhere lately which is crime/murder, but if you don't like that kind of show this one is not for you. I thinks it's pretty neat how they figure all the stuff out with just the bones. If you like shows with lots of drama filled intense scenes this one is not really for you. They've got drama but it's not that kind.
  • BONES.... The smartest show ever created! The wittiest, sexiest and intellectually written episodes, effective casts and Seeley Booth!

    BONES.... The smartest show ever created! The wittiest, sexiest and intellectually written episodes, effective casts and Seeley Booth! Jack Hudgens if Angela doesn't want you, I'm here! I love this show! This show is intellectually stimulating, creative and funny. To the creator of this show, I Salute Thee! Though, I missed ZACH! For Filipinos out there, who haven't discovered this show yet, BONES is "YOU MUST SEE" show. You'll be thrilled and laugh and you will learn to. To the CASTS, You guys are excellent! Beautifully created! Wow! I'm currently waiting for season 5. Season 4 rocks! Waiting for the little Booth and Bones on Season 5. The BEST SHOW EVER!
  • My favorite show on television!

    This is the best show on right now. I detest the reality shows that have bombarded the airwaves of late. This show is intelligent with great chemistry between all the cast. Just to get it off my chest, Booth is too sexy for his own good! The show has great writing. There have been times I have researched what I have seen on the show, just to see how accurate the information is. I hate it when shows are so far fetched you just want to turn them off. Now I'm sure Bones isn't totally accurate but for the most part the researchers seem to be doing a great job. The thing that makes this show work for me is the underlying humor. My husband does not get the show. Then again he likes Lost (way too far fetched!), Survivor, HEROS (O.M.GOSH!).... So I don't expect him to get the subtle humor and sexual tension that makes this show great!
  • By not watching this show, you are missing one of the best shows on television.

    Bones is a procedural crime drama that puts a lot of focus on the characters, mainly the partnership of Special Agent Seeley Booth and Dr Temperance Brennan. The actors and actresses starring in Bones were obviously very well casted because they have great chemistry together, especially the chemistry and sexual tension between Booth and Brennan. The show is very well written and is filled with little tidbits of dark humour. It's different from other procedural crime dramas because the main characters deal with victims who are far more decomposed (down to the skeleton). It is also more accurate science wise than some other crime dramas, For example, by not having dna tests done and matched to a suspect in less than a day. I love this show for it's excellent writing, accurate science, amazing acting and chemistry, and the brilliant partnership of B&B. By not watching it, you are missing one of the best shows on television.
  • Its simple to imagine why Bones was renewed for two more season. Three words: Best show Ever...

    Its simple to imagine why Bones was renewed for two more season. Three words: Best show Ever...

    David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel share a chemistry beyond all imagination. With their characters, Dr. Temperance Brennan and Agent Seeley Booth, the lead of the show, it is no wonder why those two were casted. Both brilliant actors, ready for a challenge. The supporting cast is another shocker. With two brilliant leads, to many amazing supporting actors, I am shocked bones is not number one in most peoples hearts. I am shocked about the brilliance of each character, Angela, Jack, Sweets, Cam, Booth and Bones are all different individuals who are not perfect, however are simply spectacular. They are all different, however they blend together as a strong group of friends and co-workers. Bones probably has the best characters out there for their creativeness and the actors who portray them.

    Hart Hanson, the creator of bones is a genius. Despite some shaky story lines, from Zack's departure, to the end of season four, you have to admit, they were written with excellence. I myself was not a fan of either of those story lines, however watching them over again, during the reruns of summer shows me things I never spotted while I was angry with Hart. Each story line is unique, and may not have the outlook we were hoping for, however in the next season, it is always patched up. The writers deserve a great thanks, for their effort and time to make the story and plot of bones as great as it is now. As an aspiring writer, they are inspiring.

    Bones is a show I would easily recommend to anyone looking for a bit of crime, a bit of sexual tension and a bit of comedy. It easily surpasses crime shows like CSI in my book. I have been watching since the middle of season two, and each episode has me sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting anxiously to see what will happen next. If you ask me, Sweets and Cam were a great addition to the show.
  • A dynamic duo, Dr. Brennan and Special Agent Seeley Booth. Brilliant Chemistry. Amazing supporting cast. Its no wonder, why this show has been renewed for two more years. Two more seasons. Many great episodes.

    A dynamic duo, Dr. Brennan and Special Agent Seeley Booth. Brilliant Chemistry. Amazing supporting cast. Its no wonder, why this show has been renewed for two more years. Two more seasons. Many great episodes. Its amazing, how despite their differences as characters, Booth and Bones are stuck together, like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Angela, Hodgins, Sweets and Cam bring so much to the table as a supporting cast. It is a miracle that Bones could have casted so many amazing actors.

    The story lines, the plots, the writing is something every show should dream of having. I have never watched a better show on television. Despite the story lines that fans did not like, I myself did not even like them, you have to give the writers credit, they were crafted in a brilliant way. I know we all miss Zack, and we all thought his ending story line was horrible, however the writers strike screwed up the storyline, not the writers themselves. For those who thought that the season finale of the fourth season was bad, you know it will be fixed in the end, because the writing, acting and entire production of the show is amazing.

    I have been a loyal fan since day one, and I will be a loyal fan until the end. Nothing can stop me from sitting on the couch at 8 o' clock on a thursday evening preparing myself to watch bones.
  • A great show.

    Bones is a great show about Temperance Brennan, Seeley Booth, Angela Montenegro, Jack Hodgins, and more of the characters solving murders. But, it's more than that, much more. There's Brennan finding out more about her somewhat mysterious past, all of the relationships, including everyone's favorite relationship, Brennan and Booth, who still have not happened! Another relationship is Cam and Booth, a relationship that I am sure all of us would really like to forget. The show is very clever, and the murders are some of the strangest ever. Though the third and fourth seasons were a bit shaky, the show is still one of the best shows out there.
  • Bones is the best show in the world! It is so interesting and funny. Booth and Bones are great together! The show has a perfect mix of crime and humor. I Love Bones!!!

    Bones has the perfect mix of science, crime, and comedy! It is the best show. The cases are ALWAYS interesting and it's better than other crime shows because it also has a good amount of fun with the characters and are more personal with them. The relationship between Booth and Bones is hilarious and is like my favorite part of the show! I love to watch the emotional development between them and can't wait until they get together. The writers are amazing at how they come up with so many great ideas for murders and character development. Hart Hanson is my hero! Bones Rocks My World!!!!!
  • One of a handful of truly intelligent shows on TV today!

    Only the intelligent of the world will be drawn to this type of show- because they actually have to think. Where other shows suck the brain cells out of your head, Bones doesn't insult your intelligence by giving you tripe to watch. The characters are fresh and inspiring. Morons do not look like heroes. brainpower wins. This is the world as it should be, not as the producers of Jackass want to portray it.

    Brains and brawn can and do work together, and this show makes it look easy. It is not. The characters are complex enough to keep us interested without turning the series into a soap opera. Bravo!
  • Even though it sounds like an odd premise its one of the best shows.

    i started watching bones after i saw an episode early on in the second season, after that i rented the first season and got so caught up...even my mom loved the show and she almost never watches television. The characters were so lovable even if you didnt like them at first. When Cam first came to the show i couldnt stand her but after a while she became part of the group. The cases are interesting and unusual; theyre not something you see on every crime drama. One in particular that stands out would have to be the episode where the victim had a weird sexual fetish or when the body was found in a barrel of wine. Its not something you see everyday and thats what makes is so great. plus on top of that the chemistry between booth and bones is fantastic, the tension really does enhance the dynamic of the show.
  • A fascinating insite into the world of forensics, mix in sexual tension between the two lead characters, add a dash of humour, and hey presto - perfect television

    As long as you don't question that the FBI use outside contractors to make the intitial inspection of a crime scene, this makes for great TV. Start with great scripts, perfect casting, excellent acting, and in some of the 80s magic from shows like Moonlighting you get what on the outside lookes like it would be an interlectual insite into the world of forensic anthropology. However when you ignore the science and look at the chemistry you find your self being drawn into the everyday lives of and office environment, the comeraderie between the main characters, the banter and the one liners are all written exactly how they would happen. It is this sort of attention to detail that makes shows not just good but great, timeless and enduring
  • One of the best shows on tv.I am tired of all the reality tv.This show is one of the few shows worth watching.It has alittle bit of everything. I LOVE BONES.Ilike the way the writers have develop the relashionship between Bones and Booth.

    You have created #1 show on tv. one of the things that makes Bones differet is mixing horrible deaths with romance and comedy in a tastefull way.Booth and Bones are so diferent and so similar. bringing Sweets and Camile was a genious idea.The only mistake was loosing Zack.Overall the show has great actors,the story lines are great,maybe add a bit more comedy(tastefully) You have a show that is a 10.Best luck keep up the good work..Hope to see Bones for many more years congratulations!Whoever cast the actors manage to cast the perfect actor for the parts they play.BEST SHOW
  • Fun, active and lovable! Perfect!

    I simply love this show. It has action, love and humor all in one and all at the right amount at the right time! I would recommend everyone to watch it, they won't be disappointed. Just the fact that the story is written by the true events or close like events gives it a high grade. And the "add-ons", like relationships between the characters or the light hearted humor gives it the special taste. Of course, especially interesting is the relationship between Booth and Brennan, the main characters, so called "total opposites". At the beginning of the show there were just some whispers telling us about the two of them, but now those whispers became loud, and in the last season they became screams telling us that there's some real thing going on!
    I can't wait for the next season, and to see what will happen to Booth and to two of them. :)

  • One of the greatest shows ever. I still want Booth and Bones to get togheter soon ;)

    I really love this show because it is so fun. The expression between Booth and Bones are great. I wonder if they are going to get togheter sometime soon. They can't deny the feelings between them. Come on! How long time does it have to take? The maker of this show has done and is doing a great work. He/she really knows how to do a good detective with a sense of humour and a kind of romance. I have almost followed the show from start and is not tired of it like I'm with some shows. It's a show that you can follow without waiting for an ending. Keep up the good work!
  • Definitely worth watching over and over again! BEST SHOW in a long time!!

    Such an AMAZING show! You can't miss a show like Bones. From the first season you are sucked into the drama and comedy of Booth, Brennan, and the Squints. It has such a perfect blend of drama and suspense from the crimes, comedy from the character relations, and loads of sexual tension that adds to the two. The end of the fourth season was such a HUGE twist that both upset and enticed me and many others. I am DEFINITELY hyped for season 5 and future seasons. A show definitely worth buying and watching over and over and over again!!
  • How can anyone miss this show?

    This is a must see show!

    This show is for anyone who likes crime shows. The character relationships (espically the booth brennan relationship) are great. The addition of Dr. Sweets although unnerving at first has turned out so great and has been a great help in the evolution of the booth brennan relationship. The characters interaction with each other has evolved during the life of the show in such a way that makes me want to come back for more. The way the last season ended is of course more of the same. Who would have thought that Brennan would want a child!?
  • I'm clearly still upset from the finale, but overall the show is great!!

    I have to admit, even though there are one or two Bones episodes that absolutely annoy me, this show is one of the most interesting shows on television right now. One thing that I find particularly interesting about the way the characters are developed is that the writers and creators of Bones make characters that lend themselves brillantly to the investigative and scientific plots of the show. Unlike many shows where one is either exclusively interested in the love story, or solely the criminal investigation, the lives of the characters seem to organically flow out of the necessities of the criminal investigations; so that the audience feels like they are getting to know Booth and Bones at the same rate as the characters in the show. In addition, the writers do a wonderful job of creating realistic characters with flaws and quirks making the show realistic, funny and interesting. The sexual and romantic tensions in this show are breathtaking!
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