When “Bones” premiered in 2005, it was competing against such established television shows such as “Law and Order” and the multiple “CSI” shows. Debuting on the Fox network, the fact that it paired forensic anthropology with solving crime made for a show that stood apart from the rest. Set at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington D.C., Dr. Temperance Brennan, and the scientists that she works with, lend their expertise to the FBI to assist in solving crimes.
The key reason that “Bones” compares favorably to other shows that it competes against is that it’s a drama and a dark comedy combined. This type of dark humor is best illustrated when the scientists are able to shift their attention from testing tissue that is attached to bones, to eating a soup made up of organ meats not one hour later.
The unique pairing of science and crime played out on screen is a compelling reason to check out “Bones”. More specifically, check out the three reasons why you should tune in.
While Dr. Seeley Booth and Dr. Temperance Brennan are certainly the main characters, “Bones” has created a group of interesting and explored characters. Dr. Brennan has been thoroughly examined and explored so that the audience can understand why and how she has such a unique personality. In addition, the strong story lines that surround the supporting cast keeps “Bones” from being boring.
Blood and Guts
Let’s face it, some people like to be shocked when watching television. “Bones” has no shortage of charred flesh and mutilated skulls. Just when you least expect it, a bloody skeleton or a body part will appear on the screen. It’s shocking and awesome all at the same time. Rather than flash on the gross scenes, “Bones” lingers and gives up close shots that can make even the hardened gore-lover shudder a bit.
The sexual tension between Dr. Temperance Brennan and Seeley Booth, FBI agent, has been constant over five seasons. While they have come close a few times, there has yet to be any romantic or sexual coupling. The sexual tension certainly makes the show fun to watch.
Check out season 5 of “Bones” on the Fox network on Thursdays at 8pm ET.