: Review: The stars flesh out 'Bones'
2005-09-13, 06:04 PM
Give me Bones over blood any day.
Let other crime shows compete for your attention by growing ever more sick, gory and graphic. Bones is built on a more traditional and solid foundation: the strength of its characters. (http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/reviews/2005-09-12-bones_x.htm)
2005-09-13, 08:35 PM
its boring...not my type of show...prison break now is tight...reunion is also good
2005-09-13, 10:12 PM
Pretty good show actually.
2005-09-13, 10:17 PM
I thought it was pretty decent...I'll keep watching for a while.
2005-09-14, 08:05 AM
After the dissappointment of Angel being cancelled, I was thrilled to see another series starring David Boreanaz. I wasn't dissappointed. Will definitely keep watching this one for a while.
2005-09-14, 12:09 PM
Pretty average. I don't think there was much orginality in the pilot episode, seemed to follow the same old formula right down to the unneccesary pop music and 'clever' dialogue. I'll give it a few more episodes(mainly because it leads into House), hopefully they find their groove.
2005-09-14, 12:33 PM
Agreed, Reflection. There wasn't very much about the series premiere that stood out. The holographic reconstruction was kinda cool, but the characters were uninteresting. I read somewhere that the relationship between Booth and Bones takes several episodes to get somewhere really interesting, so I'll give it at least that long before deciding to call it quits.
Glad to see David back on TV. I too was disappointed that Angel ended so soon. He was boring as hell on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but on Angel suddenly he started revealing so much range. And best of all, he was really funny! Too bad he didn't demonstrate this on Bones, but it is extremely early days.
The actress who plays Bones reminds me a little of Dina Meyer. I kinda like her so far, but just kinda. Time will tell.
I just hope they start doing better stories than the one in this ep.
2005-09-14, 02:17 PM
I too was a big fan of Angel and was disappointed that they cut it short. I find that any series that starts with a "pilot" episode, usually that episode isn't great, but I think there is potential here.
2005-09-14, 02:24 PM
Yeah, that's true about pilots not always being very strong. Upon further reflection, I'd think there was more potential if the two lead characters were likeable. Neither Booth nor Bones are "people persons", they're not very funny, nor interesting. They're both people who do their job, and there doesn't seem to be whole lot to them beyond that.
But time will tell. I liked David enough in Angel that I'm willing to give this show a chance.
2005-09-14, 03:58 PM
I find that any series that starts with a "pilot" episode, usually that episode isn't great, but I think there is potential here.
Ya that's usually true and that's why I'll give it a few more episodes, but this one just really didn't have it's "own thing". Other than the "Bones" concept it really just seemed to borrow from every other procedural from Cold Case to the CSI's with little cliches thrown in from other dramas. There was really nothing that stood on it's own.
2005-09-14, 04:07 PM
Don't all series start out with a "pilot" episode? :p
2005-09-15, 10:20 AM
I watched Bones off the PVR last night and quite enjoyed it. I find Emily Deschanel attractive...but only sometimes! Other times, she is not. It's weird.
I believe it's scheduled before House, which is just perfect. I find House very interesting. The Greg House character is extremely well written.
2005-09-15, 10:30 AM
Her sister Zoe (Elf) is extremely good looking.
2005-09-15, 01:19 PM
I thought it was extremely well shot. Some of the sets were spectacular and looked great in HD. In fact, it seemed to me that the show was really framed for 16x9. Wonder if the SD version is letterboxed. Anybody see it in lo-rez?
ps: enough of the musical montages already!!!
2005-09-15, 01:40 PM
I watched it in SD...don't recall it being letterboxed, but I did think that it would look great in HD as it looked really good in SD.
2005-09-15, 05:08 PM
Oh my lord, what a terrible show. Apart from all of the typical silly crime investigation cliche's we have Palm Trees and the Los Angeles city hall in almost every outside shot (while it's supposed to be in Washington D.C.). Not to mention the shot of the guy taking pictures that was mirror image: do they really think we're that dumb not to notice that all of a sudden the logos on their shirts (the ones with Davinci's perfect man) is on the other side of the jacket and the lettering is backwards. And they do all of their investigation in a big green house like building with a lounge at the end where they drink booze out of chemical beakers with stir sticks.
I would forgive them for mistakes like that if the show was half decent but I didn't find it appealing at all. No more "Bones" for me.
So far I think the best new shows this season are Reunion and Prison Break. Prision Break is also unrealistic but it's at least it's got an original background (not another Police, or crime scene investigation, or hospital drama) and is interesting.
Reunion has the most original format: each episode is a different year. It may be a little 90210'ish right now, but we're only in the 80's. It's a original format with an interesting story line and a season long mystery. I suggest everyone check out the Reunion 1986 replay (1986 episode is the pilot) tomorrow night. It may be a bit teeny-boping but it's original and interesting.
2005-09-16, 12:16 AM
Wathced Bones and didn't think much of it but will give it another chance in the next couple of weeks to see what happens.
2006-08-28, 08:36 PM
starts again this Wednesday.
2006-08-30, 04:02 PM
Bump. On tonight.