TV Show Review: Bones

Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) have teamed up since 2005 to bring audiences the hit TV show “Bones.” This mind bending TV series takes its audience on a journey to solve the mystery involved when a dead body is discovered.

The show follows the work of Brennan, a forensic anthropologist who specializes in the science and biology of human bones, giving her the nickname “Bones”. Her genius is unparalleled and as such she lacks basic social skills. Brennan’s backstory begins outside the narrative of the show. At a young age she was orphaned after her parents disappeared. Put in the foster care system, and after years of studying, Temperance became a world-renowned scientist and author. An interestingly quirky lady, Brennan’s idea of an ideal vacation involves going to South America to dig up some dead people and study their bones.

On the contrary, her counterpart, Booth, believes that a “real” vacation requires hanging out in a place like Hawaii. Booth is a former army sniper turned FBI agent and adds some charm into the mix with his sexy, sentimental sincerity. Other characters include Brennan’s lab co-workers, pathologist Dr. Camille “Cam” Saroyan (Tamara Taylor), artist Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin), entomologist Jack Hodgins (TJ Thyne), a new intern every week, and of course, psychologist Dr. Lance Sweets (John Francis Daley).

Bones is essentially a sexed-up variation of CSI. Dramatic yet scientific, the seasons are full of break-ups, hook-ups, and love. Sweets, a psychologist, has trouble with his girlfriend, and Angela divorces her “husband” to be with hodgins. But, this show is not simply about romance. Special agent Booth chases down a murder nearly every episode and there is guaranteed to be some action scenes.

The most recent episode involved the team trying to discover the truth behind the murder of a truck company employee whose corpse was found in the middle of the woods. After some brief investigating, Booth and Brennan begin to suspect that the guilty party is the victim’s son. The show is filled with twists and turns and has a bit of nerdy science thrown in as well.



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