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The Horror... The Horror...,
This review is from: Bonekickers [DVD] (DVD)
Why does Amazon not have a 'Zero Stars' or 'Half A Star' option...?
All joking aside, 'Bonekickers' is truly awful. Given the pedigree of the writers who brought us 'Life On Mars' and 'Ashes To Ashes' you would be justified in expecting this show would be, at the very least, well written. It is, therefore, genuinely inexplicable that the resulting series has such terrible clunky dialogue and absurd plots that fail even to raise a knowing laugh.
Amongst the worst problems with 'Bonekickers' is that it apparently takes itself so seriously and includes scenes of fairly graphic violence that make it hard to laugh off the implausibilities and historical, technical and scientific inaccuracies that stand out in virtually every scene (and when I say 'inaccuracies' I'm being generous). The show consistently fails to either entertain or inform. Even the characters are unlikeable. It really is very hard to think of anything positive to say and, believe me, I'm trying.
The only reason I can imagine for anyone to choose to watch this is to allow the mind to boggle as you sit, wincing, and try to puzzle out how it is that Bonekickers was not only commissioned, not only produced, but also actually shown on BBC television?
If you want action and adventure, go elsewhere. Anywhere else.
A true insult to all viewers.