@Sue: Tbf, I've never really been much of a Booth fan since he's usually talking down to Brennan is condescending as eff! But the writers have hopped on their hard-on for DB/Booth really hard these past few years, depicting his as this almost flawfree, 'good' man who is an expert on all things while every episode ends with Brennan learning a lesson in life from this self-rigtheous moron. I tune in because at this point it's an 8-year bad habit and saddens me to say, I probably will go down with this ship considering how invested I've become in them. But the writers continued disregard for common sense and continuity and their ongoing quest to 'change' Brennan to fit this mould of the ideal relationship that Booth has always wanted is tired and very telling. She used to be this no-nonsense kickass independent character who had her own mind about everything, and yes, was obviously in love with Booth since late S1, while he was the charming heart guy who respected and cared for her. What happened to that dynamic? They've reduced what used to be one of the strongest character on television to fit into what Booth sees as his ideal life. Argh, I could go on an on about this. I've loved this show since the pilot and while I'll love it for sentimental reasons, I really do hope someone will put it out of it's misery soon or that the showrunners will get a clue and PLEASE hire better writers!
@Sue:"...remotely possible that someone who actually has some power on that show MIGHT read the comments here, and take them to heart. Continual pandering by fanboys and girls will change nothing" THANK YOU! It's beyond ridiculous just how much the showrunners pander to the stans. I actually think their chemistry never recovered from the disaster that was season 6. The B&B disconnect with the introduction of the gf and then ED's RL pregnancy plus lazy writing and poor execution translated to the awkwardness we see on screen. And I actually think DB is the one with the problem, not ED. There's some glimmer of hope here and there (TJ and ED for me and a lot of B&B's 'bickering' scenes) but still, it's just an okay show now as opposed to the really good show I couldn't wait to tune into every week.
*From the beginning, he expected her to reveal almost everything to him while she got his backstory in bits and pieces over 8 years. Her response to the 'time travel' question should clue you in on who actually is the 'heart' person in that relationship.
Wow at the Booth-stans who came out after my comment. @traci: If you think that was 'pure chemistry', I suggest you re-watch seasons one and two. Also, I said intimacy ISN'T limited to as you put it, making googly eyes at each other (if they're even capable of that anymore). @move: Yes, because my wanting a show I love to retain it's former glory instead of putting out rubbish episodes automatically translates to me being selfish and wishing people of out jobs? Reaching much? Yes, with 'fans' like you, this show will go on for years as it continues to drop in quality. @carrie: Booth 'standing up for himself'? Really? Brennan has changed almost all of her principles upon which her character was based on in the earlier seasons. The retcon that the writers have been doing this season is purely for Booth's benefit so that they'll up getting married. What has he done or changed, besides 'living in sin' with her (that he's done before with other women, btw)? From the beginning, he expected her to reveal almost everything to him while she got his backstory in bits and pieces over 8 years. Her response to the 'time travel' question should clue you in on who actually is the 'heart' person in that relationship.
*and that's simply not true at all. They used to sit closer when they were at the bar then they do in their own home. Everything is just so stilted and awkward. I also really don't like the continuing trend of Booth belittling Brennan's preferences. It's been going on for years, of course, but you'd think the number of times we've heard him say that he loves her for her and doesn't need her to change would mean something more if he actually you know, stops trying to make her feel small when she voices out her desires/suggestions?
They can do so much better and I for one think that they haven't fully recovered from the disaster that was season six. We've had a couple of good episodes here and there over the last two years, but nowhere near as good as it used to be in its first two seasons. As much as it pains me to say this, I do hope that next season will be it's last (unless the writers get our of their own way).
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