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the story line was fine, But the prospective view sucked. i will stop the dvr and not watch Bones if they do that again. i haven't missed an episode yet...i have never stayed with tv series like this one. it intrigue's my thought, but not if that prospective view is done again. i fast forwarded through most of the show....
Usually I'm put off by the gore of this show and avoid it. This week I did watch and LOVED it. Touching and sweet. Very nice job by all.
Thanks for covering for me, Christine!
Imagine dying and having your parents worried about you and staying by your body to make sure the girl that you had a crush on knows that you liked her even though she didn't like you back and had another boyfriend. Really really dumb.
Great episode and it brings to mind how often a person who is alive and wonders if a person who has passed does not hear what the living is saying or doing if they die in a rather strange way. I do. Creepy I know, but true.
Seriously? What episode did you people watch? This was an incredibly touching and moving episode that was both well done and have us an interesting new viewpoint. I can't believe so many people didn't like it. I could hardly pause it and teared up more than once. I say Well Done to the writers!
I too found it gimmicky. If they were indeed going for avant garde, they missed by a mile or more. I admit I'm not, and never have been, the biggest fan of this show. It is on our DVR list and the wife seems to enjoy it more than I. I find the entire cast of characters a bit grating and pretentious. I know that Temperance is supposed to be that way, but the rest seem to fit the bill as well. I prefer a good story to gimmicks and this episode was weak on story, then overshadowed by the clumsy, forced perspective. Lauper didn't help it any, at all.
Seeing it from the victims view was new, but the schickt is annoying. The fact it was an accidentmade sense, just a dunb kid. I also knew why the kid couldn't move on, the chick he loved. I rate this episode average but not great.
I had mixed feelings about this episode. I think they were trying to copy what " Ducky " Mallard on NCIS does when a corpse arrives in the morgue there.
Boy did Bones take a wrong turn. For the first time I wanted to turn it off. My husband left the room to do something else. I waited it out. I'm very disapointed with this episode. Please don't do this again. It was a mess.
It's an abiding tenet of humanity. Brennan is correct about that, and those of us who see it had -- I think -- a greater connection to this episode. I don't believe in fortune tellers, but for some reason I really like Avalon; I've been waiting for her return.
It's a well known fact that becoming a parent redefines you forever. I would be disappointed if Brennan disn't display it.
This had to be the WORST epidose I have ever seen on Bones. I could hardley watch to the end. Told my husband to not even bother and erase from DVR. Stupid!!!
Bones is on my list of top five favorite TV shows and I have seen all at least once and most three and four times BUT this weeks show was the WORST there has been. I could not wait till it was over so I could delete it of my DVR and I have episodes on there I have saved for over three years. The story was OK and the actors were the normal professional but the format was (excuss me) but just stupid. Who's idea was this??
I REALLY wanted to like this ep. I felt a spurt of tears when Bren teared up in the greenhouse and booth was very sweet. After that I just kept trying to like it. I think the show would have been just as touching or more so if it had been told from the regular perspective. Bones has done dead kids before, way better than this. Bren taking the skull home was ridiculous. Surely there is protocol. And having the skull in the FBI office with the kids, over 18 or not, was beyond ridiculous. I said it before, HH seems to think viewers are going to buy whatever he's selling whether it makes sense or not or its in character or not. It's insulting. I liked that B&B have a song. Hotblooded is a throwback to another ep. But I didn't like that they only had 3 minutes together at the end.
This episode was awful. It was gimmicky and unnecessary. The forced perspective was ridiculous and got in the way of rather than enhanced the storytelling. Shaky cam is not artsy, it's lazy. Worst episode of Bones ever. Unwatchable.
I was skeptical when I read the blurb for this episode. I couldn't see how they could combine this new element with the existing format. In fact, when I read that the psychic was going to "help the spirit cross over," I thought more of Farscape than Bones.
It surprised me. I thought it was rather well-done to have it from the POV of the boy. Sure it's not their usual take, but I think that's what made it work. We got to see a different side of the characters, little moments that are usually left out of the storytelling. It was more about adding depth to the existing characters than solving a case.
I missed Cam and her boyfriend this week. That was nice from last time. I didn't mind the episode - a bit overly-sentimental but it's easy to forget that the bodies they work on were people. Even nurses talk to the patients that have died when they're working with the bodies. It's a pretty normal thing for people who work with corpses to try to keep their humanity.
Wow from all these comments complaining of getting nauseous from POV filmmaking-haven't you seen art films, avant grade, documentaries, POV style of filmmaking? The camera work in much of these films styles is "shaky" to give a more "realistic" feel. Ii made perfect sense to film the episode in this style and Bones took a bit of a risk to step away from how they always produce the show to try something "different" and "creative"! Maybe for some, they couldn't take the shaky camera movement, but to say the entire episode was awful? With so many wonderful "moments" between the characters and the remains? We got to glimpses into the characters that we don't usually see. We got to see "honest" and moving "talks" by the characters as they went about the awful task of finding out what happened to Colin. I just can't understand how some of these fans didn't "get it"!
i agree with andrea. We dont see all the moments each of these scientists spend with the remains. this episode was from the perspective of the dead boy. it wasn't an extraordinary episode, but it was still heart-touching. it wasn't an awful episode.
Terrible. I simply couldn't finish the episode. The camera work made me and my wife nauseous, as did the writing and acting. I had to comment that this is the worst Bones episode I have ever seen, or not as we simply couldn't stomach it. My wife made it to Angela and Bones initial soul conversation and I made it to the parents.
I love Bones but could not bring myself to watch the full episode. The POV of the camera just made me dizzy and gave me a headache! Really disappointing as I hear it was a decent episode
Bones is one of my favorite shows because it always had a nice balance between mystery and character development. Sure there are sappy moments, but they usually are balanced with other elements. But every once in a while, an episode will have so much sentimentality it's almost vomit inducing. Tonight's show took that to a whole new level. This is the first episode I couldn't finish and likely will be one I never return to in the future. Awful Awful Awful
I disagree with comments that say the characters never talk to the remains-how would we know? It's from the point of view of the dead boy so that explains that aspect in this case. But there have been episodes where Brennan for one muses out loud about what happened to the victim. In "The Doctor in the Photo" she related to the victim so strongly that she was conversing in many scenes with the victim. Brennan also records her thoughts about the victim in many previous episodes and the remains don't stay on the platform, but various parts of the skeleton are moved to different parts of the Jeffersonian as Brennan or the other interns perform their procedures. So I don't think this episode was bad at all but creative, emotional, very interesting and not at all boring!
I have to agree with immortalfrieza. The forced perspective from the scull was an unnecessary, annoying gimmick. I also didn't appreciate the wasted time (I wonder how much althoghter, 2 minutes maybe... it seemed longer) watching swirls of smoke on the screen. No doubt it was a touching premise, but it could have been approached in a way that gave real insights into the characters. I was really looking forward to the 150th episode and this was disappointing. After too many "stand alone" episodes this year I'm beginning to wonder if and when the real season is going to get started....
Well not much makes me cry, this episode did. What a waste of life. The only thing boring was the comments. I must say I was glad to see more of Bones and Booth. Besides change is good. It's nice to be able to see something better than reality and kid shows. I been watching this show from the 1st season. Never missing a single episode. I can't say that about other shows. The only other show worth waiting for is Games of Thrones.
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