Saturday 16 February 2013

Review: BONES (Season 1) TV Series

Season 1
Starring Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz as the main protagonists. Created by Hart Hanson. A Fox TV channel series.
Genre: crime fiction
Format: DVD box set

About Bones:
Bones is an American crime comedy-drama television series that premiered on the Fox network in the United States on September 13, 2005. The show is based on forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology, with each episode focusing on an FBI case file concerning the mystery behind human remains brought by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) to the forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel). The rest of the main cast includes Michaela Conlin, T. J. Thyne, Eric Millegan, Tamara Taylor, Jonathan Adams, and John Francis Daley.

Created by Hart Hanson, the series is very loosely based on the life and writings of novelist and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, who also produces the show. Its title character, Temperance Brennan, is named after the protagonist of Reichs' crime novel series. Conversely, Dr. Brennan writes successful mystery novels based around a fictional (in the Bones universe) forensic anthropologist named Kathy Reichs. Bones is a joint production by Josephson Entertainment, Far Field Productions and 20th Century Fox Television.

The series is currently airing its eighth season and has been renewed for a ninth season.
Source: Info in the About Bones was taken from on 28/01/2013.

Show Trailer:

Show Links:
Official site
Bones TV series at Wikipedia
Bones on sky (UK)

My Thoughts:
The Season ended in a cliffhanger, of course, which is always a bummer for me. And sometimes it is quite obvious that they recycle their "dead body/bones" prop because the body/bones of a victim in one crime looked really the same to few other crimes in previous episodes, down to the cobwebby skin. Which brought the suspension of disbelief half a notch down in the rating scale. However it still does not detract me from being a fan of this show. Now why is that?? I am an urban fantasy geek, so to make me a fan of a crime fiction show it gotta have a little extra not only to reel my interest in but to keep it as well and this show obviously has that in spades! That something is obviously not in Sanctuary, Warehouse 13, Being Human and Falling Skies that these shows cannot reel me in, an urban fantasy geek. That their dvd box sets lay unfinished and I could barely get through the first season of these shows while I crave a crime fiction show?!? My urban fantasy self is just cringing! *sigh* You know, I also find it really ironic that for an urban fantasy girl, that I was never a fan of David Boreanaz as Angel but now I am as Special Agent Seeley Booth! I mean, that is just twisted man! On top of that, I don't even like the way Temperance "Bones" Brennan treated her brother! He did not choose thier parents for them now, did he? So why is he to blame for everything?! But Bones did redeem herself at the end of the season by apologizing in her own way. Plus Hodgins can be such an asshole. But then again I like the way he has to grovel and apologize to Angela afterwards. Perhaps that is one of the attraction of this show, that the characters are flawed just like the rest of us but endearing anyway. And I do like the romantic angle that this show seems to be veering towards. I like seeing the development of the relationship that they did not pursue to start off with but happens anyway. I know, me and my romantic heart!

Fans of the In Death series by JD Robb will like this show.

Empirical Evaluation:
Cinematography = 4.5
Script/Story Itself = 4
World building = 4.5
Attention To Detail = 3.5
Plot = 4
Acting = 5

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries


  1. I adore Bones. I love how socially inept she is. SO glad you liked it.

    And I have the biggest crush on Seeley.
    And I kinda love Hodgins too.

    1. Juju at Tales of - I have a serious crush on Seeley Booth too! ♡♥

  2. I used to love this show but then my life got busier and I didn't have time to watch it every week. Still there were some good early episodes and I'm glad to hear you found a show to suit your UF leanings.

    1. Bookworm1858 - That is why I buy dvd boxsets 'coz I can't wait around to watch shows on their timeslots.

  3. Bones is pretty awesome! I've noticed the prop reuse too but I don't watch for the props. I watch for the chemistry and character development and this show has it. :) I too got bored with Being Human, thank heavens for Seely Booth. ;)

  4. My Life With Books - Jennifer K Jovus - My problem is that this is a US show and they release it here in the UK a year after the US release!! :( I don't like waiting...

  5. I use to watch this one. I really enjoyed the first few seasons, but then they got strange on me. I think they are better now but I've not gotten back into it. Glad you enjoyed this season.

  6. Melissa (My words and pages) - Yeah I know what you mean. There was a bit of a boring period in Seasons 4 & 5.

  7. I really looooveeee Bones! I watched all the episodes, and it's in the 8th season right now. I'm looking forward to the next episode.

  8. Damla - Unfortunately Season 8 hasn't arrived in the UK yet :(


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