Bones The Final Chapter DVD Review
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Run time: 525 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 6 DVD
“Bones” is the nickname given to Dr. Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist with the fictitious Jeffersonian Institute, and inspired by real-life writer Kathy Reichs. Brennan is a best selling author, a tough scrapper, a dedicated scientist who does not compromise in the search for truth, an unapologetic atheist, and an apparent sufferer of Asberger’s syndrome in that she cannot stop her sharp tongue from saying exactly what she thinks. Each week she is given a set of bones of a murder victim to analyze and with her FBI partner (and later lover/husband) Booth, figures out the cause of death and ultimately the culprit. She is aided in her endeavors by a gang of lab rats including the free-wheeling artist Angela, Angela’s conspiracy theory boyfriend/husband Jack, their boss Cam and a rotating door of supporting interns, lawyers and psychologists.
Bones started off nearly twelve years ago and has been a steady performer for Fox ever since. While much credit must go to some of the fascinating crime story lines and the associated science, a lion’s share should go to the refreshing lead character and Emily Deschanel, the actress who plays her with such straight-forward no-bull delivery. David Boreanaz is a likable counterpoint as her more conventional FBI partner. And regulars Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor and T.J. Thyne deserve much credit for creating a spirit of camaraderie among the supporting players.
I have followed this series for the past 11 seasons and it has been entertaining, thrilling and some times really gross to watch, there have been good and bad times, but after twelve seasons it is the same type of story from episode to episode. They still have new murders and new life changing situations, very common stuff like the rest of us and very strange stuff like no other. David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel have been an interesting couple to follow both before and after they became a couple in the series and they have both evolved, so has all the people around them, so it is great that this fun series is finally coming to an end.
Movie Content: 9/10
- Back to the Lab: A Bones Retrospective
- Gag Reel
Special Features: 4/10
‘Bones’ is a well done show with several bumps in the road during some of the tail end, but from the initial pilot to the series finale, this has been a fantastic show. This is the end you’d wish for the team. If you are a fan of ‘Bones’ or have been slightly intrigued, I highly recommend checking out ‘Bones’.
Overall Rating: 8/10