Saturday, 16 October 2010

So what is going on... in general. And a little review

OK. So for those of you that check in on our blog, you may have noticed that we have been updateless recently. I attribute this to several reasons, the main one being the show has seemed sub par this season. Hannah hurts the regular B&B shippers (which we all are)and thus our enthusiasm has been a bit squelched. This also affects those who write fanfics, make fanvids, etc. Hannah has stolen our muses ;) Also life is getting in the way of my inner fan. Somehow I always seem to have so much extra time in the summer. However I have a small amount of free time so lets talk a little Bones.

First the issue of Hannah. I am going to say this (while dodging all of the rotten tomatoes that come my way), I don't dislike her. For starters I think that the actress is doing a wonderful job and the role was cast very well. When I first heard of the character Hannah, she is what I imagined she would look like. She seems like Booths type, which may just be because she resembles Rebbecca. Another reason I dont mind her is because I can see that Booth is 'settling' for her because Brennan shot him down.
Furthermore I think the show needs her. Case in point being Sully. Honestly, his episodes were my least favorite of season 2, and probably my least favorite of the show until now. However, look at the moments and episodes that followed his arc. The boat scene when he is leaving and Brennan turns around to Booth... that is one of my favorite scenes and is a very popular one in fanvids, also the 'guy hug'. I think one thing that we need to remember is that


OK so that isn't really a spoiler at all, anyone that watches the show knows that its coming. I just don't think people should be as extreme about the Hannah arc as they are. I am not saying that your not a loyal fan if you don't like it or that you should even watch the episode live ( I haven't watched but 2 episodes live this season) but don't give up on the show either. This season the ratings have been generally lower than last season, and while some of that may be due to Big Bang switching its time slot, I think a lot of it has to do with Hannah. That being said I think that her time isn't far from being up, and that some great things are coming when she leaves.

As of the last episode 'The Body in the Bounty' I believe it is my favorite this season. Its not just because Hannah wasn't in the episode although that does play a part in it. While I was watching this episode I thought it felt more like a season 3 or 4 episode than season 6. There was very minimal relationship talk in the episode, and I felt like we needed a break from that. It seemed focused on the case with the side stories being just that... side stories. Also Brennan was hilarious, in my opinion much more so than last week. (I was not a big fan of the Jersey Shore plot)She acted very Brennan like, and even used 'I don't know what that means.' Booth and Brennan didn't seem to have that awkward tension that has been present this season. Now whether that is a result of Hannah's presence or just there time apart I am not sure, however since it was absent this episode I am leaning towards it being Hannah's presence.
Generally every character seemed back to normal this episode. Hodgins interactions with the 'Science dude' was a great part of the episode. And you could feel that Cam was back into her roll in the Jeffersonian trying to get the show filmed there.
The majority of the episode centered on the case and it felt like the screen time was more evenly distributed. It just seemed like a solid episode. It wasn't great, but it wasn't awful which if I am being honest the last couple episodes have been. The case wasn't themed or ridiculous, while the 'Science dude' was a part of the episode, his screen time was the same as all of the other squinterns and there story lines. Overall I rate the episode an 8, but out of this season it is a 9.

Whew, that was a lot of typing, but I feel that if the writers stay on the track they laid out with this last episode the season will start to get good fast. However not too fast since we are hitting a bit of a fall break, and the show will pick back up on November 4th with 'The Bones That Weren't'


Anonymous said...

You talk too much! LMAO

Anonymous said...

Damn, I can't vote on this poll either. I still haven't seen any of the eps. It starts in the UK on the 20th of Oct. I may catch up then.

Anonymous said...

I kinda wish this was the last season of bones. They are dragging it out too much for me now. I've got a low attention span if nothing exciting happens. I saw the promo where hannah supposedly gets shot in a future ep. I just sort of stared at the screen with a blank expression; no emotion stirred. I didn't care if she lived or died. I should be wishing death on anyone that comes between B&B right? I really think I've lost my passion for the show. When's something exciting going to happen? I want an awesome storyline...not more over the top humour! I wish Hart would just kill everyone...that'd be exciting!

H__ROB said...

Kill everyone?? errr, I dont know about that. And I havent seen that promo!! *Scurries off to find it

Milky said...


I agree they're dragging it too much, but I also have to say they brought sth interesting to drag it with: Hannah is making Bren's character develop. I think (and we all know I'm the most optimistic of the three, haha)this is leading to Brennan doing sth to get Booth back to her. It can't be easy, though. After all, Brennan had to see this coming when she **quelched** Booth's **plead** for an opportunity.
I didn't like the whole science dude thing, ugh, but I'm the kind of person to let a show make its point.
I'm waiting for the season to make a point, so that I feel like "whoa, THIS is why everything else was necessary". It could be done better, but I'm still willing to wait for that whoa moment.

Anonymous said...

It's leading to Brennan doing something to get Booth back to her?. I think we are gonna be doing this dance until the final half of the last season. Someone plz email me when that is, and i'll buy the dvds and catch up. It's best to watch all the crappy eps in one go, so you can get them over and done with faster lol. I'm sure Hart said he wouldn't put them together for an entire season in an interview...lame! Srsly...tweet me if something epic happens and I'll catch up. I'm recording all the eps off sky starting this wednesday...I think we'll have pretty much have caught up to the US by the time baseball or w/e sport is goin on is over.

Anonymous said...

I like commenting on here because it sends me an email to say 'me' has left a message! So I go 'Ooooo, have I?' then I read the email of what I've just wrote.

Can I just say 'UGH'. Fireworks have gone on sale just in time for Halloween and Bonfire night. It sounds like they are trying to blow up my entire street. If there's just a crater where my house once stood come morning, you guys can have my House and Xfiles dvds. I'm making out my will as we speak!

H__ROB said...

but if your house blows up, wont your DVD sets blow up too?? like I said, I liked the last episode, it is worth watching. Just skip to it, its pretty entertaining and Brennan is funny. I will pressure you into watching, LOL

Anonymous said...

Lol. I burried them in the back yard before they blew up the house.

I won't watch Bones. Ye cannot make me lass! You got me to watch Smallville...isn't that enough? Ooooo, the finale is on this week!

I shall watch Bones in December. I'm saving up the eps! A Xmas treat of crapness to myself LOL. I'm sure they'll get better. They usually do. Ppl told me ep4 was crap too, so I still dont wanna watch just yet. Im waiting for ep 8. That seems to be the one ppl are raving about!

dreamnc37 said...

Bones makes me sad. Maybe they will do the same thing as X-files did in season 6. I still want to choke Chris Carter. If I had Chris Carter and Hart Hanson in the same room, I would perform some type of exorcism to get this FBI/scientist demon pairing notion outta them. So, we all wouldn't suffer. And become prey to this unending feeling of hopelessness with TV procedural/drama/crimedies. A little piece of me has died but they could just be appendicitis, too.