Dr. Temperance Brennan and Special Agent Seeley Booth fight crime and catch the bad guys using forensic anthropologist techniques of the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington D.C. and lots of money.
Film making 20/25
Bonus Features 10/25
I marvel scene in and scene out at the expense the Jeffersonian Institute puts out for their anthropology department. 3D holographic computers and labs that real FBI agents would give their pensions to be able to use to solve just one crime.
Dr. Temperance Brennan is a world renowned forensic anthropologist, she literally looks at bones and figures out how the person died. She works with a specialized team of scientists to uncover the truth behind unsolved deaths that are the most gruesome kind.
Just about every case they come across involves a body not just killed in an odd way, they are partially or fully decomposed and sometimes even more. A Body left in a used oil dumpster, skin sliding off the bones and guts plopping onto the pavement are the usual state their investigations start with.
Season 5 of Bones has the team now well into their comfort zone and characters are well established but the show does continue to shake things up. The actors have a great personal interplay and have been working together long enough that they are comfortable enough about each other that shows on screen.
The season brings the usual cases of drama filled crime fighting but centers more on the characters and interpersonal relationships. Breakups, kisses, a wedding and to top off the season Booth and Brennan leave in opposite directions for bigger and better things.
Bones has that unique mix of drama, comedy and scientific crime solving that a drama needs to keep it interesting to watch season after season. The writers have done a fantastic job of mixing the main characters lives with the crimes they are solving and an overall theme of the team sticking together to solve them.
Bones has kept the show alive throughout the seasons and season five brings the question of how will they get everyone back to solve more crimes. One really interesting episode has some questions about John F. Kennedy but the real interesting part is that Seeley Booth is a descendent of John Wilkes Booth.
Video for Bones Season 5 is great but a few instances of noise and other problems leak in, overall the show looks very good with great color. The show is really nice with good clear picture and lighting in the lab does have a special look to it to make the lab scenes sparkle.
Audio is also very well done with the Blu-ray usual DTS-HD Master Audio sound track with clear voice and somewhat decent use of surround. The surround and bass are used less often but are used nicely in intense and exciting scenes that give these moments more punch.
Bonus features are a bit light with audio commentary on two episodes being the most content but there are a few minutes here and there that are interesting. In total there is only about an hour of extras which gives this season 5 release at least some look behind the scenes.
I have suddenly become a fan of Bones and getting this Blu-ray edition of Season five has been great, the show is gruesome and very vivid but also very dramatic. Bones The Complete Fifth Season is a great show and well worth the cost for the Blu-ray edition.