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I have watched and loved Bones since the beginning of the show. And while it may come as a surprise I still love it. This episode had everything we always had. Gruesome death, speculation who might have done it (though I tend to suspect the less obvious character which was the partner...), and showing us snippets of the life the main characters are living.
Like it or not Sweets is a main character now. I hated Daisy and I am glad she's gone but I felt sorry for her when Sweets broke up with her.
Booth and Brennan never flirted as obvious as Beckett and Castle do. It wouldn't fit with Brennan's character.
And I actually like the political side. People aren't dealing with politics enough, forgetting that everyone has to pay taxes, that we relay on the government to make the right choices, to keep our economy going. When a television show takes up a political argument you are free to ignore it, or you can start use it as a starting point for your thoughts.
Right know I am starting to
I love Bones and I love Booth and Brennan as a couple but last night's episode was garbage. If the show is supposed to be about Booth and Brennan as main characters why are they devoting so much time to the character of Sweets. I really dislike Sweets -- he's such a stupid character who is always meddling in Booth and Brennan's personal life and if this were real his unprofessionalism would have his licence taken away. He give bad advice especially to Booth. I've had enough with these Sweets centered episodes. HH and Bones writers let's get back to the Bones we love with Booth and Brennan and better cases being highlighted.
If you need to see how the main couple in a TV series can be handled properly, you only need look to Castle. Beckett and Castle are in an intimate relationship in season 4, and they ACT LIKE THEY ARE IN LOVE. They touch each other, they smile, they whisper things to each other, they look at one another with affection and passion. Booth and Bones haven't acted like they're in love at all, they've not shared any touching moments, they don't look at each other tenderly, they barely speak kindly to one another (they argue a lot, though) and I haven't seen them flirt with one another since season 3. I hate to say it but I think this show is done. I think it has outlived its characters and is now going downhill in quality pretty fast. Though I would miss Hodgins and Angela, who actually have a believable relationship, I think Bones should shut things down now, before the show becomes a parody of itself.
November 6th, 2012 1:49 PM
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Though I liked this episode, mainly because of the interactions with Sweets, whom I adore, I totally understand where the reviewer was coming from, and I agree that the show isn't what it used to be. It was a tightly written show the first 3-4 seasons, but I think that the past 3 seasons have been increasingly lame with regards to the Brennan/Booth relationship, which I believe the producers totally screwed up by waiting too long to bring them together, and then not showing them having intimate relations or developing their relationship sexually at all, just suddenly having Brennan get pregnant out of nowhere. They have had little or no chemistry since season 5, and it is painfully obvious now that they are parents and can barely seem to get along like people who've been friends for a long time. Loved the dancing at the end.
I agree totally with your review, on All points.
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I think this show was put on because of the election I bet their rating were way down so the put a Ho Hum show o n I think next week will be back to normal good B&B stuff thought there was some funny part to the show and trying to figure out how she was killed they were due back last night and so they just threw something togeather for last night.Someone said hext week is going to be a good one so we will see!!:-)
You cannot drag out lightning in a bottle and end it with zero thunder. Talk, romance, intimacy had to be thought out- scenes with how this hotly shipped couple told their friends needed to be written and shown. Nobody in TV land viewing let alone real life would put up with six years of dragging out a fantastic romantic dance with a smile and just make up the rest. The Monsters, us fans that you, Mr. Hansen and Company created demand more storylines for the leads in the show because they never got the payoff. IMO-you were so freaking scared of the Moonlighting curse that you avoided the moment that if done right, could've have been the moment most talked about for the show. In a sad way, it is now tied forever to the Season of Hannah (who I liked and had chemistry with Booth) which is hotly debated on line to this day.
Introduction of more characters- such as Booth Mom, and yet a new Squintern and Cam's love interest, and story lines about Sweets in any form are n
Definitely a shadow. Aside for the grossness if the remains, not memorable at all.
Your review is SPOT ON. Thank you for stating the obvious and standing by your convictions as to what this show used to be and where it has evolved now.
I cannot add much to the review without repeating alot of it. While I think the murder plot was pretty good, it is worth pointing out, again, that the episodes are avoiding the endless amount of plot lines that could be written about Booth and Brennen. The "buck" stops with Hart Hansen and Stephen Nathan. To a degree, it applies to anyone whose name appear in the credits with "executive producer" as a title. If you have creative say so then some hard questions are being leveled at you from longtime fans.
Dear Hart Hansen and Stephen Nathan- why do you hate the monsters you created?
Facts can't be avoided. Dear HH and SN- YOU created the fans that you are making snide comments about on social media. You especially Hart Hansen cannot stand to be criticized about a character that you write. If you think about it you ought to
No, this wasn't one of the better ones. There are times when I wonder who's writing this stuff. (The previous episode was out of character for Hodgins, whose most endearing trait is his love for Angela.) But then, I never liked Sweets; I even considered him for Gormagon. (Don't you miss Zack?)
I'm hoping that the real season will begin after the election, which has annoyed me in more ways than you can imagine. I want to see harder puzzles, and I also look forward to more baby stuff -- I'm even happy to give the grandfathers a look.
Miranda - Nope. You're not being too harsh. Bones seems to have lost its way - kind of like NCIS has also. They both would be well advised to go back and watch their first 3 seasons to re-discover what it was that made them both such hits. Not so much right now.
PS - I wonder if Booth & Brennan have new contracts that call for them to work fewer hours (especially with a new baby) which forces the writers to have to lean heavily on the supporting cast...?
I liked last night's episode a lot! Booth and Bones are married now and I expect a little contention between them as all married couples have. Not so much as to get annoying but last night's apple sauce issue was good and it real real. And Booth and Bones are so weird it only surprised me for a moment when Booth invited Sweets to stay with them. I think Sweet's addition to their home is a terrific idea and could make for loads of hilarious moments, i.e. folding Booth's underwear. Dancing at the end was a wonderful idea, too.
I haven't seen the episode yet, but I'm tired of Sweets..He seems to be getting more airtime then Booth and Brennan.
I keep forgetting to add somewhere that I liked the dance at the end (Brennan is famous for being a super bad dancer [see the reunion episode, I think]) and Sweets reminded me of Snoopy's dance. It made me laugh.
Booth wanted Sweets out because he was afraid he'd made a mistake and Sweets would never leave, especially as Brennan didn't seem to want him to go -- which was Angela's guess. I really think it was a clever set up and plenty funny (but I suppose not if you really hate him). I also think what would be even funnier is if he was still there next episode.
Last nights show was good, not great. I am glad Daisy is gone and wish Sweets would get a girl and let the story line go back to what Bones is really all about.
They made a big deal about Sweets making the opening credits at the beginning of the year -- just like another CBS show made a big deal about Palmer making the opening credits at the beginning of the season for NCIS -- and, please note, Palmer was especially featured both in the bridge two-part episode and the next couple (and what does his first fight have to do with anything, except I liked their including it, just as I was so happy they had a second ep where Abby meets her brother -- or remember when Angela on vacation asked Bones to head out west to look at the head of whom she was correctly afraid was her boyfriend, and Brennan called Booth to come out there too and go all FBI all over the local sheriff -- loved that episode! -- or the how many has it been, including the jail cell wedding episode of Angela and Hodgins)?
@Miranda & Keith: The opening titles changed at the beginning of this season. However, Sweets has been a series regular since Season 4 (they brought him in right as Zach was on his way out). So the idea that they are bringing his back story up to speed doesn't hold water.
I like Sweets (HATE Daisy - glad to see her gone!), but the sight of him in a towel was a bit much. I had trouble understanding why Booth was so cranky about having Sweets around, when it was HIS idea to invite him in the first place.
@Keith--I did notice that the opening credits were different yesterday and didn't queue up a previous episode on the DVR to see if that's a new change for last night or if that changed earlier this season. I think the reason that Zack's focus never bothered me is that he was a regular from the beginning of the show and he was intricately involved in the Gormogon case. And I do like Sweets. I do. But a focus on his love life is not using him in a way that suits the character, IMO.
I think that Brodsky missed on target. Should have targeted Sweets
I was just thinking that Sweets is a late addition to the opening credits (named cast) and that all of the other characters over the years have had episodes devoted to their backstories/personal lives -- so that it could be the producers are consciously bringing the Sweets characterization up to date and that when they feel they've done it, he'll be no more than any of the others in each episode. Over the years we've gotten an awful lot of Hodgins and Angela, individually and together, and Angela's father is supposed to be doing an episode this year, and Cam has backstory with both Booth and Brennan and especially the season she came in and tried to exert herself. So, now it's Sweets's turn (and I also like the Angela-Hodgins features and look forward to that, like maybe with the pair of babies). I like the fun that the show is becoming again!
This episode wasn't so bad. Although I'm not that much a fan of Sweets, and even less fan of Daisy, at least there were some bromance between Sweets, Booth and Captain America boxers.
However, two points annoyed me on this episode. First, when Booth came home, he made a face to Christy and that's it. I would think that the first thing he does to his daughter is to kiss her and wants to play with her. We don't see enough of their daughter.
Secondly, the dance in the end was bad. Seriously bad. It would have been funny if Bones was dancing some tribe's traditional dance or something, but her dance didn't have any meaning.
I liked the episode because I love the show, they can't all be an A+. I love Sweets, especially without the girlfriend, who is the most irritating person on tv. (I'm sure, really) I do agree however that he was very much out of character with moping around in his office. I think him living with Booth and Bones could bring on some great situations and I know the writers are capable of doing it. However last nights show was a little mellow with lots of missed chances for one liners with Sweets in his towel. I do like Fisher as well, and I liked his late night investigating. Cam is the boring stuffed shirt in the show. We do need to see more interaction between Hodgins and Angela and how about more about the babies, there are 2 now. I'm sure Hodgins hasn't got fatherhood all figured out.
Fear not reviewer :D The next four eps have good plots for Cam, Hodgins, Angela, Booth & Brennan....And PELANT RETURNS in January!!! ...Plus next weeks ep 'The Patriot in Purgatory' is suppose to be amazing! Booth gets a good storyline, Dylan Neal is in it, and Brennan rounds up all her male squints to help with the case.....Watch and be amazed!
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