Posted Nov 8, 2005 @ 9:07 PM
Anyways. I didn't watch Buffy or Angel, but I have to think that "Which one of you puny mortals wants to kill me first?" was a shoutout to DB's fans.
I thought this was the best episode of the series so far. I really like Jack, so I was glad to see his character fleshed out a little.
Bones needs to lighten up juuuuuust a tad, though. And not be so clinical! God.
Posted Nov 8, 2005 @ 9:18 PM
Zach does continue to be a pain to watch, but Hodges and Angela make up for him. It was nice to see some non-sex talk drama going on in the lab. Their reactions to the case made them seem more human and less character.
I've done that rubber band thing, and all it did was make me madder. Hodges must be really stressed by his family money.
DB, however, continues to make my heart beat just a little bit faster. I wasn't a big Buffy fan and I didn't watch Angel often...but I like him as a FBI agent that shows off his scars.
PCF-- I actually really liked her dress, but I liked Angela's more.
Edited by nadiafox, Nov 8, 2005 @ 9:27 PM.
Posted Nov 8, 2005 @ 9:20 PM
First episode that Bones was likeable! Her expression when she exclaimed that she knew who Colin Farrell is was friggin' hilarious.
They are finally fleshing out the characters and suddenly the quirks and mannerisms of most now make sense. Especially Angela and Jack.
Though most of the graphic shockers on this show are gross to the nth degree, nothing has made me cringe and look away like that itty bitty decomposing body laid out on the exam table. I abhor victimized children plots.
DB is worth the price of an hour out of my week. I was (am) a HUGE Buffy/Angel fan but the character Booth definitely showcases more of DB's talent.
Oh, and I thought it was interesting that Brennan's dress mirrored Booth's attire. Black and Lavendar look good on both of them. But I have a sneaking suspicion that anything would look good on David Boreanaz.
Edited by itsaflower, Nov 10, 2005 @ 12:35 AM.
Posted Nov 8, 2005 @ 9:23 PM
It was kinda cool how Booth is becoming "one of the gang" by backing up Hodges.
Posted Nov 8, 2005 @ 9:31 PM
Posted Nov 8, 2005 @ 9:37 PM
If TWOP stops covering, I'll just go to the rest of Bones boards that get more and more membership. No skin of my nose.
Posted Nov 8, 2005 @ 9:40 PM
I've been sorta suffering through the show thus far - it's not very challenging, so it's tolerable enough when it's bad. But this one I actually enjoyed, even if ALL the character development, relationships and backgrounds were all crammed into a single episode.
It even had an actual real zinger line of dialogue at the end! (Maybe they borrowed it from the House writers?) "Apparently, she needed her job description read by a deep african voice."
Jack: got background on his conspiracy theories (his company "runs things"), personality (not wanting to go to the function, just wanting to be a lab tech), relationships (with Booth, Angela)
Booth: we got him bonding with both Jack (giving him make work to get out of the party) and Brennan (keeping her promises to the kid) and Angela (asking if she's the normal one)
Brennan: foster care yada yada, acting a bit human and bonding with Booth, helping Zack
Angela: being the normal one, job trauma, bonding with Booth, boss, Jack, Zack (over Jack)
Zack: job trauma, bonding with Brennan over it
Posted Nov 8, 2005 @ 9:51 PM
What's funny is the cop talking about how cops in Bones' book are one-dimensional because that's how I felt about all of the peripheral cast before this episode. They are finally more than just lackeys and have stories of their own.
I also really like the developping friendship between Booth and Bones. I like how they are learning about each other slowly.
I find it very amusing that Jack is rich. Although it makes sense now why he can be not at all attractive yet go after hot women like it's nothing.
Posted Nov 8, 2005 @ 10:13 PM
Overall, I liked the episode. We got to know more about Brennan, and Angela and Jack became more real.
Zack, I somehow find myself liking, though there's nothing really to him yet.
The dress at the end was okay, but I think it would have looked better less poofy and more shoulder-- Bones has a long neck. I think she would have looked a lot better with her hair down, too.
Again, Booth coming through with the hottness. He was the reason I watched in the beginning, but I'm starting to like everyone else. Mostly.
Okay, DB is my life.
Posted Nov 8, 2005 @ 10:14 PM
Posted Nov 8, 2005 @ 10:15 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong or left anything out.
Posted Nov 8, 2005 @ 10:46 PM
Also, and knowing how SVU cops really works and how much worse their cases are than this, sorry but this episode seemed kinda "cheap" in the aproach of the theme. And a little irrespectfull, IMO, but that's probably because I know how they work very close and how they must act even if they're devastated by the case. So the fact that they used the "abused kid" to show the emotional background of the characters and that Bones is not a robot and put her foster-care experience as background for her behaviour (wasn't she 15 when her parents went missing?) is kinda tacky.
Still, I didn't watch it all (only the major part), but that was the best episode until now.
Again, great DB, Angela, Zach was meh, Jack's background totally typical and not original at all.... but Deschanel wasn't at the level of the rest, even here, sorry but she needs acting lessons. This was an episode that helped to show how good actress someone is and she wasn't at the level of the requirement. Like the past week one was to show her grace, this was more for the acting and she didn't move me at all.
Again, I know real SVU work, how many hours they work, how trained they are, how difficult for them are the cases, how they can't be or at least look affected too much for the case: if not the deffense atorney can have a party with them if they're too involved or affected at the trial. So, FOR ME, the use of this case, just to show the background of the characters, to the point that, IMO, the abusse and the case was not THAT important, shows a lack of respect and it's a low blow. But, again, that's probably because I know how that work is and how careful you have to do when you make a plot about that. L&O SVU is a good example of crude tramas and respect. I can't say the same about the approach Bones had on this episode. Sorry
Posted Nov 8, 2005 @ 10:58 PM
Posted Nov 8, 2005 @ 11:31 PM
Zack is kinda cute in a nonthreatening kind of way, but I'm anxious for his character to be more fully realized. I really don't care for Hodges/Hodgins much at all, but I think it's just a function of his hair and overall look. He reminds me of one of those obnoxious guys on that old series thirtysomething, I think.
I really liked the big boss guy and his interaction with Angela at the end. Then little frilly-tux shirt Zack saying, "Apparently, all she needed was to hear her job description in a deep African-American tone." What a little tool. I still can't believe the actor who plays him is 30. He honestly looks 18 or so.
Nice to see the overall quality of the show getting progressively better; it's a good direction in which to move. :)
Posted Nov 9, 2005 @ 12:15 AM
I had a BSG S1 flashback when Booth walked in to see Bones all gussied up. Very Lee & Kara on Colonial Day, but with somewhat less repression...
Posted Nov 9, 2005 @ 12:27 AM
Posted Nov 9, 2005 @ 1:51 AM
DB is still the reason I'm watching but the show's definately growing on me.
Posted Nov 9, 2005 @ 2:36 AM
Agreed. I was watching the episodes before just because of David, but now I really mostly just like the show. Sure, sometimes the science and legality is off, but I like the characters for the most part, and the humor is really starting to take place and draw me in.
Bones finally made me cry. That was way better than any of the last episodes. It convinced me to stick around and keep watching.
If Angela would've left, I think I would've stopped watching. I love her. I love that she was doubting herself at the Jeffersonian and that her own creation (the imaging of the knee crushing the ribs) nearly made her sick.
Zach's "job description" line was hilarious. He said it in such a monotone voice, too. Probably my favorite line in the ep.
I'm looking forward to Booth and Brennan getting together, if they do. I think the chemistry is there.
Posted Nov 9, 2005 @ 2:40 AM
1) I liked seeing Bones' emotional side. Each week we get more background on a few of the characters (Jack too this week), and their idiosyncrasies make a bit more sense.
2) Booth was really cute with the kids and fixing the video game. No seriously. No, I know most of you think he is just ugly and unlikable...
3) I am sad to see the recaps and regular forums go, especially when we've had only four episodes (and a several-week hiatus) so far. I am just starting to convince my friends to watch!
Posted Nov 9, 2005 @ 2:51 AM
At one point I turned to my husband and said "They need to solve some funnier murders." Apparently I have no soul. Anyway..
As to your soul, no comment, but I totally agree with the funnier murders remark. This show is showing some life as a comedy, but they don't do serious well, at all.
Posted Nov 9, 2005 @ 4:29 AM
I liked Angela better this episode. Much more enjoyable without unfunny crap like flashing, stalking, etc. DB's character is great. He must really be enjoying this role, he does a great job with it.
Some funnier murders, indeed. I agree. (What a dark bunch some of us are! ;) )
I had a BSG S1 flashback when Booth walked in to see Bones all gussied up. Very Lee & Kara on Colonial Day, but with somewhat less repression
Now if only they'd just punch each other...
Posted Nov 9, 2005 @ 4:57 AM
And, finally, Brennan opens up just a tad bit. I can better understand her detachment to the victims and her intent focus on just the details. Also, her "I don't know what that means" totally didn't bug. She did know a something this time (the Star Wars reference). But I laughed at her expression when she said she knew who Colin Farrell was, only to find out she got the wrong person (Will Ferrell!). She looked pretty in her dress in the final scene.
Booth? Well, nothing need be said about that guy. Because DB still totally brings the hotness. I do adore the Brennan-Booth relationship. The banter, the interactions are quite interesting. Chemistry... They work well together, said I.
Crying-kid was good! I love it when young actors hit their mark so marvelously.
Agreed on having some funnier murders (yeah, I'm joining the dark bandwagon).
Edited by SleepDeprived, Nov 9, 2005 @ 4:59 AM.
Posted Nov 9, 2005 @ 5:42 AM
Posted Nov 9, 2005 @ 8:33 AM
Zack continues to annoy me slightly as a stereotype but I'm warming up to him more, this week he was tolerable. I'm meh on the rich guy.
Posted Nov 9, 2005 @ 8:52 AM
I can't believe they're moving this to PH. That sucks.
Posted Nov 9, 2005 @ 9:08 AM
Yes, I am a total tool.
Posted Nov 9, 2005 @ 9:47 AM
And their choice of music in the last scenes has me wanting to watch again if it's always that good. In this case it was "Some of Us" by Starsailor, from their "Silence Is Easy" CD. One of my all-time favorite albums, and I thought it set the mood quite nicely.
Posted Nov 9, 2005 @ 10:43 AM
Posted Nov 9, 2005 @ 11:34 AM