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Hm, watched the first two episodes of Bones and I can already see it`s one of those frustrating shows because you can just see there might be an entertaining story in there but it just can`t get out. See also Smallville.Which somehow is worse than a show which has no potential in the first place.

The Pilot totally lacked inner logic.

1. Brennan and Booth had an established relationship yet were behaving like first time partners. Make up your mind show, they either know each other or they don`t. And if they already DID work together and had problems, all these "I`m a supersmart yet socially retarted person with no knowledge of popculture" vs. "I`m an emotional yet tough guy" issues would have come up already.

2. The plot took some non-sensical turns to be furthered. So Booth gets basically taken off the case (yeah, he has 12 hours) but still manages to get a search warrant for the Senator the whole FBI was so afraid of pissing off? Really?

3. The anthropologist not only interrogates said Senator but also storms the house of a man and while intoxicated shoots him without warning. And she is liaison to the FBI, not an agent herself.

As a result everything felt jerky. One scene didn`t flow naturally from the other. (Which was only slightly better in episode 2.)

Also her "I don`t know what that means" catchphrase started to grate. Good god, some pop-culture you soak in even if you live under a rock.
Dito for "I hate psychology." Maybe she hates being psychoanalyzed but that`s a bit different.

David did indeed look more trim than in his latter Angel-days of extreme meatiness. *shudder* And I kinda liked his character.

I will give it a few more episodes but that kind of non-harmonic writing usually doesn`t solve itself.

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mareen
Oct. 19th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
I will give it a few more episodes but that kind of non-harmonic writing usually doesn`t solve itself.

It doesn't. I tried watching the show several times because there are so many fans on my flist and I was always wondering if it maybe got better or something or if I just didn't get it the last time. But it is always the same old half-way stupid/half-way annoying show.
I even like DB and some of the minor-characters are okay, too. But that Bones-woman is making me crazy. They are totally going for "grumpy but brilliant woman you have to love because she is so grumpy and brilliant" but I've yet to meet a US show that managed to pull that off.
astri13
Oct. 19th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
But that Bones-woman is making me crazy. They are totally going for "grumpy but brilliant woman you have to love because she is so grumpy and brilliant"

Honestly I got more "I`m a robot" from her. And I couldn`t even say if that`s more due to the writing or the actress.

She is like the Star Trek characters who discover humanity for the first time, like Data or the Holodoc. Which made sense for them but not so much for a thirtysomething? woman who lived her whole life among normal people.
Bluntness and being tactless like House on purpose is one thing but she seems genuinely confused by normal human behaviour and reactions.
leelust
Oct. 19th, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
Hmm... I like Bones. That don't mean I expect something big from this show I juse like to watch on chemistry between Booth and Bones. It's fair enough for me :)
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