Topic: Bones?

whats bones like? whats it about? sounds dumm.

2 (edited by dryponder 2005-11-17 00:52:12)

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It's kinda like Numb3rs.  It's moderately entertaining, but the characters are specialists, which determines the kind of crimes they can handle.  Kinda boring.  The writing is a little self-conscious. 

The weirdest thing is how the background characters tend to comment on how hot the Bones lady is.  And she's not ugly, but...she ain't a model or anything.  It's a bit forced, kinda awkward.  Then again, there are folks that think Paris Hilton is attractive...so anything's possible.

Also, it gets on my nerves when CSI type departments use tech that doesn't exist.  Like Bones's holographic multilayer STAR WARS type display for studying scanned corpses.  RIGHT.

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hmmm does seem dumm. no worries big_smile plenty of other good shows out dere

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If I may jump to the show's deffence...

Yeah the tech stuff is a bit far fetched, but it's fun.

Enjoying the show really means getting to know the characters, then you get a lot more out of it than the science stuff, and there are some quite moving story lines. I read some of the original books by Kathy Reichs, which are so true to life in parts, that I had to stop reading for a while... the subject matter hit a nerve.

I'd suggets watching a couple and make your own judgement. There's a bit of a comedy element too!

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definately a good character driven show; watch it for yourself

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i love watching bones...its light ad entertaining...

7 (edited by theConundrumm 2007-02-22 09:56:05)

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i watched the first season in a matter of days, and at first the characters were entertaining, but after seeing the same 'cute ineptitude' from the main character for the hundredth time,, it got a bit old... very quickly... you couldn't force me to watch it now... and don't even get me started on that hologramy thing... ugh

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I watched a couple of episodes and hated it. Actually hated is a little strong, but let's just say I was extremely bored and occasionally annoyed by what I think is an extremely generic show, that has very paint by numbers plotting and typical paper thin, and poorly implemented, 'quirky' charachterizations.

That said, you still should check it out for yourself, other people's opinions just tell you what their tastes are, it never helps you to definie your own. Make up your own mind. It's always best that way.

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Wow, not a lot of love for Bones here. I've been watching it from the beginning, and I think it's fantastic. It's one of my favorite current shows, besides Heroes. I love the characters and how they interact. They're hilarious, especially when Booth and Brennan are arguing about things like religion.

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Cannot agree more with O-Deka-K. Just love it big_smile The only thing that bugs me is that its not airing until april 28th :S Wtf is that !?!?!

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VonKosing wrote:

its not airing until april 28th :S Wtf is that !?!?!

Writers Strike sad It's been pushed back even further (from 10th Feb.) I see sad

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12 (edited by theConundrumm 2008-01-07 17:41:43)

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for a show that is grounded in reality they ask for WAY to much of a suspension of disbelief to be watchable... no amount of cool character interaction could justify some of the generic and exaggerated storytelling they are pedalling...

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I enjoy Bones but yeah like CSI the tech is abit overboard not nearly as bad in my oppinion tho.
I watched Bones from the beginning and i watch it for the characters stories and i guess if you like the characters you will enjoy the show.

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theConundrumm wrote:

for a show that is grounded in reality they ask for WAY to much of a suspension of disbelief to be watchable... no amount of cool character interaction could justify some of the generic and exaggerated storytelling they are pedalling...

on th flip side, if they were to base everything on the real workings of a lab, i'm sure the the viewer numbers would slope of drastically. IMO having some of the exaggerated storytelling mkes it all the better. Who watches tv to see beleivable tings?? If so watch a documentry or 'reality tv'.

TV is meant to be something to get away from the real world. if only for 40 minutes.

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Jarvo wrote:

watch a documentry or 'reality tv'.

TV is meant to be something to get away from the real world. if only for 40 minutes.

If you watch Reality TV for more than 15 mins your head explodes sad Well it does in the case of Big Brother at any rate

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I enjoy Bones, said to be based (loosely) on a real person.
The Tech is overboard, but almost all of the characters seem real.
The exception is Dr Sweets.  GET RID OF HIM, he doesn't really add to the slow.

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Dr. Sweets is awesome!

But you are right... The only thing he brings is his personal experiences, which he thinks everyone has, and no one ever does (or usually just Booth). Which usually is pretty funny.

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