boness3dvdIf a show can last past its first season with a successful plot throughout and a large viewership, it is well worth viewing. I am amazed to see that ‘Bones’ has made it to Season Three on FOX since it is a network that will not hesitate to dump a show. Things are different with ‘Bones’ as this show has had a very strong cast from the beginning. To mix things up, there were a few changes at the beginning of Season Two to the cast for the better. One issue with all shows on network television in fall 2007 was affected by the writer’s strike. This includes ‘Bones’ which is rather apparent since the season only went up to 15 episodes.

‘Bones’ revolves around a forensics team in Washington, D.C. Their leader is anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and works with Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) as he helps the team to solve all kinds of murder in the country’s capital. I think that D.C. was a good location to pick for this show since crime/murder is so ever rampant in our nations capital.

The Jeffersonian team is filled with a cast of members that keep the show rather interesting. We have Camille Saroyan (Tamara Taylor) who is the lead of the lab, Dr. Zack Addy (Eric Millegan), Dr. Jack Hodgins (T.J. Thyne), and Angela Montengro (Michaela Conlin). What is interesting about the dynamics of the group is that each character has certain feelings towards each other. Also add to the mix the relationship between Hodgins and Angela. Then add the sexual tension between both Booth and Brennan that has been building since the first season. The tension is built around so well that it just fits in with the story arcs so well.

In this season they are hot on the trails of a serial killer. This is a story that stretches the length of the season as it keeps you on the edge of your seat. This killer is a crazed cannibal by the name of Gormogon that goes after members of secret societies. The joy of this story arc is to see the team in full action working together to solve the case. There are also tensions good and bend that arise from this.
Movie Content: 4/5

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Print/Audio Quality

The print is presented in 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen. ‘Bones’ looks very good on DVD as many FOX television shows do. Colors are strong throughout each episode. Blacks were deep. With strong colors and deep blacks, they help translate into some fine details that at times weren’t as consistent.
Video Quality: 4/5

The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0. Since this is not an immersive audio experience, there isn’t much going on in the soundfield. This is a show that is dialogue driven with the center channel receiving the most activity. Dialogue is clean without any audio issues like hissing or scratching which happens at times with other television shows.
Audio Quality: 4/5

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Special Features

  • The Baby in the Bough – Extended Episode
  • Player Under Pressure – Unaired
  • The Santa in the Slush – extended kiss scene
  • The Director’s Take Featurette
  • Gag Reel

There are a nice amount of special features offered in this set and ‘The Director’s Take Featurettes’ are the highlight. Fans of the show will enjoy these extras considering that there are a few extended scenes.
Special Features: 4/5

The Final Word

‘Bones’ is a very good show and the trend continues here in Season Three with the addition of a story arc that runs several episodes. If anything hurt this season it has to do with the writer’s strike that ended up hurting a lot of other shows getting cut short. This is yet another television show that offers quality over fluff and I highly recommend checking it out.
Overall Rating: 4/5 (Purchase)