Bones 9 Seasons 2005

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Season 1
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1. Pilot AGES_15_AND_OVER

A dramatic series about a female forensic anthropologist who steps in to solve crimes when other crime solving methods have failed. Based on real life work of Kathy Reichs.

Starring:
Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz
Runtime:
44 minutes

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Season 1

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Genres Drama, Crime, Comedy
Director Greg Yaitanes
Starring Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz
Supporting actors Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne
Season year 2006
Network Twentieth Century Fox
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Amos on 6 Jun 2006
Format: DVD
There are a lot of this type of show out there - CSI being the biggest. But this is the best. The police procedure is there, the science is there, the flashy visuals are there. But what sets this apart from others is the humanity that the characters possess. The interactions, the banter, the fun that they have. But even more, there is also a lot of heart here too. And the relationship between 'Bones' and Booth - you have to wonder where they'll take it, and that's the fun of it.

On top of this, Bones is not afraid to tackle issues - Homelessness, immigration, with out ever getting preachy.

Love it and can't wait till season two.
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67 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Maciej TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 Sep 2007
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If you are a fan of CSI (and who is not?), you will probably look sceptically at this show, which seems to following in the tracks of this major franchise. Well, you would be wrong. "Bones" does much better than just following - from the first episode it actually switches to its own ways and, if put in parallel with the venerable CSI, it could very well take the lead. And here is why.

First, there is Bones herself. She is incredibly inteligent, succesful, pretty, liberated, courageous woman, fully in control of her life and perfectly able to kick a bad guy's a.. without any problem if needed. In one word, she is a genius (like Grissom), but she also has a serious case of social autism, which makes many of her interactions with the regular society histerically funny. As a forensic anthropologist she clearly is very comfortable around the skeletons - but her relations with living are not half that succesful. And when the recent deceased are concerned, just wait for the scene when Booth takes her for an autopsy...

Then, there is agent Booth. I always liked very much David Boreanaz ("Buffy", "Angel") but I was a little concerned if he still can play without turning into a vampire every two minutes or so... well, he can!! His caracter is great - he is clearly a macho, good cop but clearly not genius (unlike people he works with), in principle just a honest, simple guy - but with some secrets in his past, very much in control of his life and having some really funny habits. Quite smart, handsome and with sense of humour - Booth is surprisingly likeable.

Then there is the relation between Bones and Booth - I must say that I enjoy watching it almost as much as the one that existed between Mulder an Scully.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ruth on 11 Mar 2008
Format: DVD
Bones is very different to other popular American shows like CSI, Lost and Dexter. Rather than being slick, shiny and plot obsessed it concentrates on character development and humour, a welcome change in my opinion.

For anyone wondering about whether to buy this DVD, you should. It is cheap, entertaining and funny. The female characters, such as Brennan, are complex and unusual rather than being shallow, blonde caricatures. Brennan is smart but awkward socially; a brilliant central character. Bones, the FBI agent, is also great. He is very funny and the relationship between them is a brilliant backbone to the show.

This is, however, not one of the best shows ever on T.V. It is well worth watching but by no means a masterpiece. Some of the supporting cast are irritating and the show lacks a mythology and story arc. Additionally, the emotions of the characters, and the relationships between them, are not left to develop through the story as much as they should be. Far too often the characters are forced to explain their, and others, motivations in slightly stilted, and often embarrassing, dialogue.

In spite of this, I would recommend this DVD whole-heartedly. I enjoyed it much more than I expected. Its characters, humour and charm more than make up for the occasional deficiency in the script.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Angela Speck on 7 Nov 2006
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I highly recommend this series. Books and TV shows which have a forensic anthropology/pathology basis are a passion of mine, and I'm thrilled to find a new series which succeeds in this area.

"Bones" combines excellent scientific fact with interesting human relationships. Emily Deschanel has been criticised at times for playing the role of Temperance Brennan a little "straight", but as the series develops, so does she and her personality shines through. It doesn't hurt that David Boreanaz is as delicious as ever, and plays the very human, cool FBI agent as a perfect balance to Brennan's geek. There is of course enough chemistry between them to keep us viewers hooked.

Kathy Reichs, the author who created the character of Temperance Brennan, is a consultant on the show, and plays a vital role in ensuring accuracy for the scientific side of things.

If you liked CSI, you'll love this.
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101 of 108 people found the following review helpful By ACT on 21 July 2006
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Bones really is very good, I must admit I watched it for the first time, quite simply because there was nothing better on, and I was very sceptical thinking it would be a cheap CSI rip-off.

However, I was pleasantly suprised, like many say, it can be difficult to sum up, but I think it breaks down like this;

- The character background and development of Lost

- The science of CSI

- The sexual tension of The X Files (back in the day when it was Mulder and Scully, will they/wont they?)

- The emotion and dramatic twists of 24 (not always, but the last episode has it all) and;

- The bickering comedy of something like Scrubs

Ok a comparison to Scrubs may be a little out there but there are a number of witty jokes and the humerous (pun intended) rivalry between the characters is good for a regular chuckle, particularly Bones' attempts to get her partner, Booth, to let her have a gun of her own, despite her trigger happy ways.

All in all, I would really recommend it, as I describe above, it takes the best parts of some brilliant shows and turns them into something very special.
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