Bones The Flesh and Bones: The Complete Series 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: 67 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. 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.
The show is held together by the snappy dialog that goes on in the banter between Dr. Brennan’s co-workers, and the undercurrents that create a friendly tension among the intellectuals. In between the droning, flat presence of Deschanel and the quirky and often mesmerizing personalities who populate the Institute’s lab, we find the male lead, FBI Agent Booth. David Boreanaz brings solid acting skills to this role which requires him to be tough and sensitive at the same time. He’s especially good with humor, tossing off one-liners as though they were his own, and he brings a touching sincerity to the task of being a regular guy in the midst of solving horrendous crimes.
Each episode has ever changing story lines and just when you think you know who the murder is, something is revealed that completely changes your mind! Something that I love about Bones is that for a show with such serious crimes and issues, it does have a lot of laughs and the humour is done in a very quick and clever way. It’s a show that can combine funny quips and sarcasm with horrific murders, assaults, and issues such as drugs, politics and sexual assaults, all in a very real and intelligent way.
Movie Content: 9/10
So, if you want a crime show which not only focuses on the cases and science aspect of it, but also the relationships between the characters, background stories, touching moments, romance and loads of comedy, ‘Bones’ is a MUST SEE!
Overall Rating: 9/10