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i have lost interest in bones since the marriage...the conflict and drama involved in not knowing until the series is over regarding their relationship was important i think...i didn't even really care,but i think the changes made for them to be a married with children couple ruined the show for me...i like all the actors as well,but something changed,enough so that i miss episodes and forget i forgot..not good...i am sure i am in the minority regarding this,but.....
DeAnn, Angela isn't forced to work there. Her husband is mega rich and she is also rich in her own right from the money she's earned helping Brennan write her novels. It's just a poor story line, so indicative of this season.
Wasn't intrigued by this episode. Only thing I enjoyed was seeing Bones laugh which she has done very little of in any season. It made her more human even if the jokes she "got" were not the same ones the regular population would like. Time for them to get back to the team examining bones and a more in-depth evil doer which takes more than one episode of twists and turns to solve. And every episode needs the superb southern lawyer lady who calls everyone Cher. She's a gem. Are the writers running out of ways to murder someone? Hope not. Want the series to continue.
I thought this episode was okay. I didn't realize it was drop-in episode. I haven't been happy with this season. The gross stuff doesn't bother me. It's fake and it looks fake. I don't even mind that there isn't a murder arc. I miss B&B being together. I miss their conversations. I miss Bren's awkwardness and the way Booth helped her or comforted her. They're still cute together, but they're just rarely together.
I disagree totally about Angela. A married woman/man should not kiss another man/woman and being frustrated with her situation, which is ridiculous, is no excuse. For heaven's sake, Hodgins if mega rich and she's rich from her portion of Bren's books. Why doesn't she just quit? It's not like Angela to whine around or Hodgins to not realize what she's going thru.
Cam and Arastoo is still unfathomable to me.
It's like HH or the writers will think we'll just go along with it because they wrote it. The writing used to be so intelligent. The characters we
I agree with the reviewer that it was a pretty ho-hum episode, and the best part of it was Angela and Hodgins, both together and separate, and Angela getting her artistic groove back, which is perfectly understandable since she is a sensitive artistic creative person forced to work in a gory environment and tehn go home with a husband who enjoys the finer aspects of giant hissing cockroaches...EEEWWW! I don't know how she has made it this far without wanting to run far, far away from all of it and just spend time with her muse, painting.(Though I do have to say, "rainbows and unicorns??" REALLY??) I did not find Booth at all funny, nor did I find Brennan funny when she laughed at the lame jokes.That it was all the fault of the fat kid was pretty lame, too.
Zero character development
Zero serial killer story arc development
Zero darker season factor that was promised
Fans such as me, will have major problems with continuously being told crap by the showrunners. If SN and HH state that this season's tone will be different, have a darker side, explore issues between the two most shipped characters Fox has had in a long while, then......that needs to have follow through.
I understand that these were filler episodes, but a show that has it's best season numbers when it runs a serial killer arc can't run two episodes about it, put the lead character on the run for a cliff hanger, then forget about it and show zero continuity with in the first half of the season. Let's just pretend for a minute and give the benefit of the doubt to the show runner and think the filler stuff was just pillow stuffing til they find out if ED and DB would resign contracts. If that's the case- at least keep your main story are relevant. Cripes, man up! HH
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I also liked that Bones and Booth got plenty of airtime and Cam and especially Sweets were kept as supporting characters only.
I didn't find this episode had any more gross aspects than usual for this show and that's kind of how I like it. Being a bit distracted by the grossness keeps the show from feeling too tragic for its comic aspects,for example in this episode, honestly the comedian was a jerk but to be brutally murdered because he stuck around to dump his girlfriend face to face rather than inform her once he was in NY as a real creep would is actually pretty sad.If not for the gross scenes at the start, I couldn't have enjoyed the scenes between Angela,Hodgins and the artist or those at the comedy club. They would feel inappropriate: who cares if you're not doing your 'great art' when, if you meet up with the wrong people, you could be bludgeoned to death for moving to where your performance could make you famous? Instead I was happy to see that aspect of Angela's like be explored so there's method to their madness. I also liked that Bones and Booth got plenty of airtime and Cam and especially Sweets w
Lost some there..."a necessary bridge to B&B's new life together, showing these two independent souls learning how to live as a couple. I'm not sure what people really want now. Change is part of life. Over the many seasons of Bones, there have often been episodes not falling into a particular arc, so I don't quite get this obsession Miranda seems to have with staying inside the story arc. I am thoroughly enjoying this season. It's been unpredictable and quirky, and isn't that really the essence of Bones?
I don't know-Bones has always sought to be out there with the "ick" factor, and it's not the only crime show that has a lot of "ick." It's something of a trademark of the show. I'm not at all upset with the break from the Pelant story arc--he creeps me out. I loved Booth doing stand up--I thought he was really funny when he got ticked off. And I thought this episode really did a great job of showing how routine life kind of cramps our "free-spirited" Angela, and her need to break out of the mold for a bit. I AM a little tired of Fisher--he's my least favorite too, but he did fit the storyline. My favorite part of the episode was at the end--we did get more of our B&B moments back, which I love. And I loved Bones' sense of humor about the Sweets' jokes. Emily was delightfully unfettered in her laughter and enjoyment, so at odds with Booth's different sense of humor about what is funny. Last season people were peeved over the baby storyline, which was a necessary bridge to B&B's
I understand a desire for episodes to have a fluid transitions throughout the season; I get the "Forest for the Trees" philosophy. That said, you're making a dangerous assumption that viewers will somehow lack the capacity to folllow a story line because they missed one week of the season's story line. Actually, I really don't want to invest my time and effort into following a story...I want to be entertained for 60 minutes (ok, 40 something after commercials but you get my drift).
The more detailed the story line gets in this show the less believable I find the episodes, i.e. the storyline of the supergenius Christopher Pelant or the Grave Digger. I'm sorry, it's way too much and becomes overdone - a little like a 5th Harry Potter movie or the entire series of Twighlight movies. I became so focused on proving in each episode how it would be impossible for Pelant to do the things he does (same with Grave Digger) that I had trouble enjoying my 60 minutes.
But if character developm
I don't think this episode was bad per se, but it wasn't that great. The only storyline it seemed to further was that of an increasingly unsatisfied Angela. I agree that separating Hodgela just for drama would be a disservice to the show. Been there, done that, I think twice.
I did really enjoy Booth doing standup. His line about jail terms for murder vs perjury was great. Much better than anything Sweets came up with, as much as I enjoyed that circles are pointless.
I hope the filler episodes are over. Let's get back to developing characters and story arcs.
One of the big problems I see right now is that they keep telling us Pelant is hanging over the season, but we have no feeling of that. They are working as a team to solve murders but they don't talk about Pelant. Season 3 - Gormagon was mentioned several times in other episodes. I love Bones but the four bonus eps have been somewhat EHH! I like them and some have been funny. I don't think the ick factor needs to be emphasized so much. Mr. Nathan must think it is important because that is what he is all about this season. I don't pretend to know much about writing for TV, but Hawaii 5-0 has really done a great job of getting their characters involved and I do miss that portion of Bones where they were working together. Booth was always at the Jeffersonian bugging Bones. I miss that. Sweets roll has been OK but I get tired of him and Fisher. Oh well. Love the show and will continue to support it.
Love the show, love the cast. Don't understand what people want.
I must have been watching a different episode with the same title .A fantastic episode .Extremely well written and performed .The nature of art and comedy and the differences displayed in both arenas .The case was also well done .Peanut butter to separate the two ...fantastic...One way out of a jam .The final scene with Brennan cracking up to Sweet's jokes (i also liked them )..just great .
Although I sort of agree about the bonus episodes being a bit disjointed in regards to the season, I think that this episode did have some good aspects. I really liked the opening scene with the artist falling onto the remains and the scenes in the lab with Zeb and the interns was so hilarious. I also "got" Angela's discontent with not really "doing" her art anymore-maybe she should start teaching art to children, that may help her feel that she's contributing to the world artistically. Also the end with Booth and Bones was pretty funny. Looking forward to the 150th episode; it looks like it'll be awesome!
@Neil--I can appreciate Bones gross factor. However, in these standalone episodes, the gross factor has been played up to mask the fact that nothing's really happening. Last week wasn't one of the four episodes and was a perfect dose of gross to pair with the actual storytelling.
@Neil--Yes, I've said in previous reviews that Fisher is my least favorite squintern. However, I didn't mention him a single time in this review, so no, this review is not biased by my dislike of that character.
And I'm sorry but someone who doesn't appreciate Bones' gross factor has no business watching this show.
I didn't find the episode bad at all. I think this reviewer is letting the fact that she doesn't like Fisher influence things a bit. Although I do agree, it was certainly not Bones' strongest hour, and I'm not a fan of the out of place "bonus" episodes. But I really think the review exagerated.
My comment is not about the four episodes, but rather about what the reviewer referred to as "grossness for the sake of grossness". (paraphrased). I had to stop watching this show a while back because it just got to be "too much"! I spent half the time with my hands over my eyes. And I loved the show..and miss watching it. If they would maybe just not make the scenes so graphic!! For those like me with weaker stomachs.
@Sarah--I agree completely. These should have been true bonus episodes and aired outside of the regular season as originally intended. This has really, really derailed season 8 for me.
What is up with them doing it this way? Isn't there enough of a story to not have to squish and mix the seasons? Seems like a complete disservice to the fans to cobble together mediocre stories and stick em anywhere. This whole first part of the year has been a complete waste of time.
Hopefully, next week will be better. And if it is not, at least next weeks's will be the last bonus episode.
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