USA / English
"To Unravel A Murder, You Have To Strip It To The Bone.
"A cynical and lonely forensic anthropologist and a cocky FBI agent partner up to solve long-ago murders.
Good, but needs to get better.
I am a fan of procedural crime shows, and I am a loyal follower of
"House", so of course I watched "Bones" when it debuted. And, overall,
I liked it.
I never watched "Angel" so I have no problem with seeing David Boreanaz
in this new role. I thought he was a very good choice for the part. I
also liked Emily Deschanel, once I warmed up to her style. They seemed
to try too hard to introduce her as a real tough girl in the beginning.
I think she pulls off being a tough girl and being a bit flaky,
especially in social situations, at the same time. Her dialogue reminds
of the way some girls I know talk, which might be why I got such a kick
out of it.
The supporting cast is a likable group of "squints". The chick,
well--they're gonna have to be real careful that she doesn't become
annoying, or else I'm gonna start rooting for her to be killed off much
the way I root for the demises of characters on "CSI: Miami"--yet they
keep taking out the good ones.
The dialogue is crisp and funny, with some nice insightful moments. The
tone is dark like other shows of its kind, but I like how they didn't
rely on the gore-factor. I think they dealt with the crime committed in
a respectful way. As for the hologram computer program, I think it's a
cool ingredient--such a thing isn't so sci-fi anymore, but is still
amply cool to see.
Now, for the negatives (other than the sidekick chick): I hate the
seemingly random pop-song soundtrack. I think "CSI" started this trend
of having a song here and there, but these songs should at least fit
what we're watching, or, as Tarantino is so skilled at doing, lend an
artistic contrast to the scene.
I think they also need to take a little more time refining the dramatic
parts of the show lest they continue to come off in a corny way.
Based on just the Pilot, however, I give the show 3 out of 4 stars.