Saturday, September 6, 2008

TV: Bones

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Premiere week has started, and Bones aired a few nights ago. Bones is a TV show based on the character Temperance Brennan from books written by Kathy Reichs. I became interested in Reichs' books before the show aired. Tempe is a forensic anthropologist in both the US and Canada. Of course she's one of the best in her field. Reichs' books really focus on the nitty gritty of the science and Tempe always gets herself knee deep in the investigation. Reichs herself is a forensic anthropologist and producer of the show.

The TV show doesn't really mesh with the books. I believe the show is supposed to take place before the books, when Tempe was younger. I still like the show for its characters. Seeley Booth, the FBI agent that works with Tempe, is played by David Boreanaz. Boreanaz is better known for his role as Angel, from the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (one of my all time favorite shows). Angel ended up being its own series.

I very much enjoy the relationship between Tempe and Seeley. There is a, dare I say, subtle sexual tension between the two that is never followed through. It leaves you waiting for something that's never going to happen. Another couple on the show is very cute together, Angela Montenegro (Micheala Conlin) and Dr. Jack Hodgins (T.J. Thyne). Thyne played a total nerd, conspiracy theorist, and closet billionaire and suddenly turned into a short Mr. Handsome later on. Not quite my type, but he makes the Angela/Jack relationship cool.

John Francis Daley joined the cast as Dr. Sweets, who is supposed to be helping Seeley and Tempe work through their strange relationship. He turns out to be funny all by himself. Lastly, and the only part I've been bummed about is the other nerd (the show calls these doctors Squints), Dr. Zack Addy. His character ended up being the stunner at the end of last season. Now he's gone.

With all the preliminaries out of the way...H O L Y C O W! What a way to start the season! If you watch Bones, we have to talk.

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