Readers of Kathy Reichs' novels about forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan should not watch this expecting it to be the same as the books, because it's very different. Not worse, just different.
The venue has been moved from the book Brennan's Charlotte, North Carolina and Monreal, Quebec, to Washington DC, where Brennan has been given a new personality and back-story, a glitzy lab worthy of "CSI Miami", a set of brilliant, wise-cracking, and personally dysfunctional side-kicks, and a partner-in-investigation in the form of smouldering-but-humorous David Boreanaz, who after his long TV life as a vampire ("Buffy", "Angel") has been reborn as an FBI man.
The series has clearly been designed with the viewership of "CSI" and "NCIS" in mind, and I don't object to that because I enjoy them too. The stories are well-crafted, the scripting is generally excellent, and so what if the plots get a bit contrived on occasion, and some of the team's equipment seems to owe more to "Star Trek" than Planet Earth (forensic lab directors would probably kill for Miss Montenegro's holographic device), after all, it is fiction and entertainment.
Watch the series - it's very good - but read Kathy Reichs' books too, they're very good in a whole different way.