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StereoJoker
01-30-2010, 01:50 PM
I have a soft spot for this show, and not because it's Another Crime Drama (or because I have a secret crush on David Boreanaz; that's for another topic :o). It's equal parts drama and comedy (I actually find myself laughing far more than I should be when I watch and rewatch episodes), and it's got a whole cast of quirky characters, but despite its general absurdity, everything works. The science is pretty accurate, too (you know, for television), since an actual forensic anthropologist sits in on the scripting.

I'm curious as to how many folks here watch the show, too. I know I have an unhealthy obsession with Bones (and anthropology, which is probably why I'm so obsessed with the show itself), but does anyone else? Or at the very least, is entertained by the fabulous Emily Deschanel, et. al.?

...:anyone:

Melissa82
01-30-2010, 02:05 PM
I love Dabid Boreanaz and I have since his Angel days. I love Bones.

Kateri
01-30-2010, 02:39 PM
I love Bones. But I need to catch up. Only got as far as season 3. :S

StereoJoker
01-31-2010, 04:49 AM
I love Bones. But I need to catch up. Only got as far as season 3. :S

It gets cuh-raaaaazier, I promise! And the Booth/Brennan sexual tension basically skyrockets in the middle of the fourth season. That is probably the most frustrating thing to watch, but I commend the writers for not giving into demands about that.

bubbletoe
02-04-2010, 07:48 AM
I watched quite religiously the first few seasons but it's tailed off for me. I definitely watch for the interaction between the characters moreso than anything. Show does make me giggle. Plus I do loves David B. and Emily Deschanel. <3

StereoJoker
02-04-2010, 12:12 PM
I watched quite religiously the first few seasons but it's tailed off for me. I definitely watch for the interaction between the characters moreso than anything. Show does make me giggle. Plus I do loves David B. and Emily Deschanel. <3

I think the writers decided to just take what they established and run with it (into, like, a million different directions), especially since the fanbase isn't that big anyway and they can pretty much do whatever they want now. There's always a mention in interviews of how there's really only a handful of folks who watch it, but are fiercely loyal. I'm really glad they didn't just make it a straight crime drama because those get boring after a while (Sam Waterston Law & Order doesn't count; that's awesome).

When I put it on, nobody's allowed to bother me at all. If I were to be bothered (nobody's been brave enough to try it ;)), I would probably go all mega She-Hulk and smack somebody into another dimension. Bones is serious business.

bubbletoe
02-04-2010, 03:14 PM
When I put it on, nobody's allowed to bother me at all. If I were to be bothered (nobody's been brave enough to try it ;)), I would probably go all mega She-Hulk and smack somebody into another dimension. Bones is serious business.


Haha. *scared of you*

I miss Zach :/

StereoJoker
02-04-2010, 03:43 PM
So do I! It was nice having a mini-Brennan in the lab. I like most of the grad students, but Zach was the best (it's just a shame that they had to rush the third season like that with the writer's strike and all).

Melissa82
02-04-2010, 04:11 PM
Grr, I missed tonights episode cuz my inlaws called, lol.

khrome
02-05-2010, 12:07 AM
I love this show. I originally started watching because of DB (was an Angel fan) but I ended up loving the character of Bones. Emily Deschanel is brilliant, the writing is brilliant, and I can't understand why it hasn't gotten an Emmy. (or has it?)

StereoJoker
02-06-2010, 01:29 PM
I love this show. I originally started watching because of DB (was an Angel fan) but I ended up loving the character of Bones. Emily Deschanel is brilliant, the writing is brilliant, and I can't understand why it hasn't gotten an Emmy. (or has it?)

No Emmys. It's been nominated I think once, for Best Art Direction or something lame like that, but otherwise always gets shafted :(. I thought the acting in the first Grave Digger episode was phenomenal (mostly Emily and TJ, anyway)


Grr, I missed tonights episode cuz my inlaws called, lol.

I have to re-watch it on Hulu because the fire alarm in my apartment building was set off right in the middle of it. I was cursing the whole way outside. Of course, no flippin' fire. Just freezing in negative-degree weather in my pajamas for half an hour.

True story: I scheduled all my classes this semester around the show (i.e., so I wouldn't have to take a 6:30PM-9:00PM class on Thursday) :o. I'm ridiculous.

NatalieS
02-10-2010, 02:55 PM
I love Bones! I am completely obsessed, and a member of a forum that speculates about what's going to happen. I want Booth and Brennan to get together, of course. :) I love everything about the show, and could go on and on about it. I'm upset it's on hiatus til April 1 (but that's my birthday so I couldn't think of a better day for it to return) ;)

StereoJoker
02-11-2010, 09:56 AM
I'm upset it's on hiatus til April 1 (but that's my birthday so I couldn't think of a better day for it to return) ;)

...what. Why don't I pay attention to these things? That was the highlight of my Thursday evening, too! D'awww.

True story: I was a squint for Hallowe'en. Totally authentic-looking. Ordered a blue lab coat (embroidered with my name and everything), printed out a "Jeffersonian pass card", got the Medico-Legal patch to put on the coat, and topped it off with latex gloves! The only thing that was missing was a skull, but I'll have that ready (maybe also goggles, too) for next year. (It was awesome.)

khrome
02-11-2010, 10:06 AM
...what. Why don't I pay attention to these things? That was the highlight of my Thursday evening, too! D'awww.

True story: I was a squint for Hallowe'en. Totally authentic-looking. Ordered a blue lab coat (embroidered with my name and everything), printed out a "Jeffersonian pass card", got the Medico-Legal patch to put on the coat, and topped it off with latex gloves! The only thing that was missing was a skull, but I'll have that ready (maybe also goggles, too) for next year. (It was awesome.)

lol "squint". I wonder if that's a term the show made up.

Your costume sounds cool. It reminds me of when my friend was into X-Files and she wanted to be an FBI agent for Halloween. She wore a suit, dark glasses, and I made a badge for her. In hindsight, impersonating an FBI agent was probably illegal, halloween or not! lol

I'm bummed about the hiatus too!!

NatalieS
02-11-2010, 03:25 PM
Your costume sounds cool. It reminds me of when my friend was into X-Files and she wanted to be an FBI agent for Halloween. She wore a suit, dark glasses, and I made a badge for her. In hindsight, impersonating an FBI agent was probably illegal, halloween or not! lol

Ohhhh no, I'll admit I was Scully for Halloween one year, complete with the suit, haircut, FBI badge, the whole 9 yards. AND I got to meet Gillian Anderson and get my picture with her! (not when I was dressed as Scully, thank goodness)

StereoJoker
04-01-2010, 11:32 AM
All right Boneheads, it's been a month and now we are back in action!

I'm not gonna lie -- I am totally pumped. :D

(Also, happy birthday Natalie!)

NatalieS
04-09-2010, 01:34 AM
Did anyone watch the 100th episode last night? I'm not going to lie, I bawled (BAWLED) at the end scene. The whole thing was amazing!

ricksan66
04-09-2010, 03:48 AM
I thought we were gonna get a Killers song. Silly me.

StereoJoker
04-16-2010, 03:36 PM
Did anyone watch the 100th episode last night? I'm not going to lie, I bawled (BAWLED) at the end scene. The whole thing was amazing!

I'm late on this bandwagon, but man, talk about pulling the carrot away from the horse. I read so many negative comments about that episode, from it being "too uncharacteristic" to it feeling "too dumbed down", but mostly there were a lot of frustrated viewers who thought that finally there was going to be a Booth-and-Brennan love connection. The writers are not going to give in until maybe the series finale (and even there I have my doubts!). That ep was particularly fan-centered, so I personally loved all the "inside jokes" and stuff (I kinda wish they had Goodman and the deputy director on board too, since they brought Eric Millegan back to play Zach). And yeah, the ending made me dig further into my Ben & Jerry's.

Last night's episode is going down as one of my favorites, because, oh man, Brennan is so oblivious to everything. At the same time, it's kind of nice to see that she's not really prejudiced; Mr. Buxley's creepiness never fazed her, and she got a caring mentor to help her through her obviously ridiculous high school years. [/geekery]

I keep forgetting it's the sixth season.

kevkwak
05-15-2010, 02:40 AM
Ah, I love Bones. It's the only show I watch to be honest. I love Emily Deschanel (and Zooey, even more so, she was in one episode as Brennans cousin).. a couple of very talented and beautiful sisters, it just can't be possible!

Bones is good as it doesn't take itself too seriously, lots of humour and comedy thrown in as well as a lot of emotional parts. It's the only show where I have gotten "into" the characters so much and felt for them. It's the human aspects of the show make it what it is and I hope it goes on for a few more seasons at least! please please please.

P.S. if you haven't heard of Zooey (sorry if you have) she's also an actress but more to the point, she's a singer/songwriter and has a band with M Ward under the name of She & Him. Zooey also plays the ukulele!! and you can hear some on their new album Volume 2.

NatalieS
05-19-2010, 06:31 PM
Guys, a uke will be featured in the season finale of Bones tomorrow! ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons guest-stars... and look at this picture! I never thought I'd see uke on my beloved Bones, but yay!!!

http://twitpic.com/1parxq

StereoJoker
05-20-2010, 01:53 PM
Guys, a uke will be featured in the season finale of Bones tomorrow! ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons guest-stars... and look at this picture! I never thought I'd see uke on my beloved Bones, but yay!!!

http://twitpic.com/1parxq

::GASP:: OH MY GOODNESS. NOW I AM 1000000x MORE EXCITED. (Billy's gotta drop the Fender and pick up a Kamaka :p)

(Last week's episode? AMAZING. Tonight's episode? Hopefully even more awesome.)

NatalieS
05-20-2010, 04:16 PM
I was really disappointed in the finale tonight... The ending scene had a lot of potential and I think they just chickened out of something really amazing.

And the uke was just briefly featured, but never played.

StereoJoker
05-20-2010, 04:22 PM
Same here. Everything was kind of squished together, too. Average end for an average season (half of the shows were great, the other half, not so much). Laaaame.

As for that uke, I didn't see the Fender anywhere, but it did look like Hodgins picked up a tenor or a baritone in the hoarder's apartment. Did I mistake a guitar for a uke (since only half of it popped up into view for a bit), and/or did I miss Billy Gibson's Fender uke completely?

kevkwak
05-21-2010, 06:02 AM
Ah! just about to watch it, never realised this is the season finale though (episode 22?) that's a shame. Agree though, sort of average season this one, but the episodes that were good were great. I'm usually excited to watch episodes but I'm feeling a tad sad knowing this is the last one for a while.

khrome
05-21-2010, 09:04 AM
zomg I didn't see the uke in the show but now I have to watch it again and double-check.

I was expecting a little bit more from this episode, as well. But it still was pretty good. I hope they are having another season because it would suck to end it there. Does anyone know for sure if there's another season? Fox has a wonderful way of cancelling good shows. :P

StereoJoker
05-22-2010, 12:10 PM
zomg I didn't see the uke in the show but now I have to watch it again and double-check.

I was expecting a little bit more from this episode, as well. But it still was pretty good. I hope they are having another season because it would suck to end it there. Does anyone know for sure if there's another season? Fox has a wonderful way of cancelling good shows. :P

There's definitely going to be another season. I just read this:

"The start of the season will have Booth and Brennan meeting [12 months later] at the coffee cart, and the series will start again... though on very different footing," [Producer Stephen Nathan] told EW.com. "There will be big changes."

I'm kind of apprehensive about what's going to happen between everybody. At this point in the show's run, the character dynamics play a huge part.

khrome
05-22-2010, 06:13 PM
There's definitely going to be another season. I just read this:

"The start of the season will have Booth and Brennan meeting [12 months later] at the coffee cart, and the series will start again... though on very different footing," [Producer Stephen Nathan] told EW.com. "There will be big changes."

I'm kind of apprehensive about what's going to happen between everybody. At this point in the show's run, the character dynamics play a huge part.

Eep. I share your apprehension. But I'm happy they are continuing the series, so I'll take what I can get. :-)