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"Bones" (2005)
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.
Emily Deschanel Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan / ... (44 episodes, 2005-2007)
David Boreanaz Special Agent Seeley Booth (44 episodes, 2005-2007)
Michaela Conlin Angela Montenegro (44 episodes, 2005-2007)
Eric Millegan Zack Addy / ... (44 episodes, 2005-2007)
T.J. Thyne Dr. Jack Hodgins (44 episodes, 2005-2007)
Tamara Taylor Dr. Camille Saroyan (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jonathan Adams Dr. Daniel Goodman (21 episodes, 2005-2006)
Director: Sanford Bookstaver,Jesús Salvador Treviño
Producer: Hart Hanson,Dana Coen
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.

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:TV-show
Imdb rating: 8.4
Musician: Peter Himmelman
Running time: 60 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3