Saturday, December 17, 2011

Saturday TV Special: Bones

By s. Saturday, December 17, 2011 ,
Plot: Brilliant, but socially inept, forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperence Brennan works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington DC. After consulting for him on a FBI case, she is approached by cocky yet charming ex-Army Ranger turned Special Agent, Seeley Booth to help the Bureau solve difficult crimes by identifying human remains that are too far gone for standard FBI forensic investigations. Brennan's empirical, literal view of the world causes friction with Booths emotive, instinctive attitude, although with time they form deep sympathy and mutual respect for their methods.Their collaboration proves successful and they form a team that solves crimes - the bones always speak up.
Structure: Every episode deals with new case - the remains are found and we investigate the crime along with Booth and Brennan.
Verdict: One of the most entertaining crime series, with a lot of humour, science and plot twists.
What makes it so great? Brilliant chemistry between Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz that brings Mulder and Scully to mind. There are many individual episodes that are very chilling - in one of them Brennan's team investigates JFK's remains. There is also a larger plot involving serial killer who buries his victims alive that lasts few seasons and pop up in random episodes. The source of humour is mostly the fact that Brennan is completely oblivious to many culture references Booth makes, yet she likes certain things - Wonder Woman for example. There are also hilarious interns that help the couple  solve the mysteries - my favorite one is played by Joel Moore, whom you will recognize from "Avatar".

Whom you may recognize: David Boreanaz from "Angel" and "Buffy". Emily Deschanel is Zooey Deschanel's older sister - Zooey makes a guest appearance in one episode.There are also many fun cameos and appearances - one of them includes Stephan Fry as a psychiatrist who treats Booth.
Who's behind it? The series is based on real life endeavors of forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs.
Who will like it? Fans of crime series, murder mysteries and the secrets of science.
When and where? 6 seasons - DVD, 7th season - currently on air - FOX, Thursdays.

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