Friday, December 7, 2007


I have certain televisions shows that are near and dear to me. “Bones” is one such show. The tagline for the show is: “To Unravel A Murder, You Have To Strip It To The Bone”. It stars Emily Deschanel (Glory Road, Cold Mountain) as Dr. Temperance ‘Bones’ Brennan, a forensic anthropologist and David Boreanaz (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) as Special Agent Seeley Booth. Bones and Booth work together to solve murders from skeletal remains (hence the name Bones).

The cast is rounded out nicely by many lesser know, but formidable actors, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan, T. J. Thyne, and Tamara Taylor (Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman).Veteran Actor Ryan O’Neal has a recurring role portraying Bones’ father Max Keenan, a convicted murderer, who was brought to justice by none other than Booth. The scenes between Bones and Max are priceless and sometimes hilarious; however the relationship that garners to most attention is that between Bones and Booth.

The sexual tension between these two is thick enough to cut with a knife. They both are trying to fight the attraction, but it’s a losing battle. Everyone around them seems to know they have feelings for each other, but them (de’nile ain’t just a river in Egypt). It is apparent in every glance and snide remark that passes between them. Although they to aggravate each other to no end the camaraderie between the leads, as well as the rest of the characters on the show always shines through.

The show is suppose to be drama being that someone is murdered weekly, yet it still can be very humorous, for instance, Booth has a fear of clowns and is in counseling for shooting at a clown. Another episode has Bones and Booth kissing under the mistletoe in order to satisfy the whims of the special prosecutor from whom Bones needs a favor. They act like they don't really want to kiss, yet the kiss lingers for much longer than it has to.

Booth and Bones frequently disagree, so there is a lot of bantering going on between them. One such scene find Bones at odds with cosmetic surgery:

Dr. Temperance Brennan: Every culture nurtures ideals of beauty toward which people strive - fine! But in the future people'll look back upon the surgical alterations of the nose or breasts or buttocks with the same horror that we regard the binding of feet or the use of bronze coils to extend the neck.

Special Agent Seeley Booth: You wanna speak up? 'Cause it's really hard to hear every word in this very, very quiet waiting room.

Dr. Temperance Brennan: It's barbaric! It's painful! It's wrong! This murder victim may never be identified because some glorified barber with a medical degree has the arrogance to think that he could do better than a millennium of evolution.

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