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Going down hill

I think this year the quality is going downhill-the cases all seem alike, starting with a brown hunhuman looking body, that has been burnt, melted, rotted, runover, thrown into a outhouse etc. During the investigation, Bones talks like a robot, giving textbook answers to any "sexual comment made by Booth. Booth tries to "pretent he's not turned on by her...and so on until the end when they BINGO find the killer. All getting to be the same old same old-better change something fast or I'm out of here just like I was with LOST!!!!

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Default avatar cat
Sep 17, 2008 5:07PM EDT
Whilst I personally, am still a fan of the series I do understand people's view that the quality of the cases has diminished in the early stages of the season. Though it is true to say that the cases have always followed a fairly similar line, one thing earlier season cases seemed to have over season four's cases is tension. By focusing primarly on the inter-personal relationships 'at the office' as it were, I feel that alot of the tension that used to derive from twists and turns within the 'crime-plot' has been sidelined. This would be perfectly acceptable if the tension from the personal relationships was of an equal caliber. Unfortunately, I've found that it is not. Whilst the debacle with Angela's ex-husband was great for the episode in which it took centre stage, the lack of fallout from his appearence in the following episode undermined all the tension that had begun to accumulate. Personally I would like to see Booth and Brennan move past this 'rut' they seem to have fallen into character/relationship wise as I often felt it was their vibrant dynamic that made the cases so interesting and provided a nice counter-point to the now dramaless relationship between Hodgins and Angela.
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Sep 14, 2008 11:02PM EDT
"the cases all seem alike" The cases have always all been alike. You're just starting to see it after watching the show for so long. It's not the cases that keep the show going. It's the relationships between and among the characters. The case is the skeleton upon which the show is built. If the relationships get stale then the show gets stale. That's why i thought the break up of Hodgins and Angela was so weird and sudden - and then in the next episode they act as if it never happened!!! Bizarre!
Default avatar cat
Sep 13, 2008 12:34PM EDT
i agree with julieb. season 3 was MUCH better! they're obviously running out of ideas.
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Sep 12, 2008 9:38PM EDT
"all seem alike, starting with a brown hunhuman looking body, that has been burnt, melted, rotted, runover, thrown into a outhouse etc. During the investigation, Bones talks like a robot, giving textbook answers to any "sexual comment made by Booth. Booth tries to "pretent he's not turned on by her...and so on until the end when they BINGO find the killer.". This has ALWAYS been the case with the show - there's a formula - like House, for example, they have a mystery desease, they flail around with the incorrect diagnosis (seems like alot of guessing for a word class diagnostician) they treat the wrong thing which usually makes the patient worse and finally they get it right. It's generally more about the the stuff around the case itself that keeps a show going. It's about the relationships - NCIS - Kate and Dinozo - some good mysteries, some not so good. But it's the characters that keep it going. NCIS got stale so - shake up, ala House! I love NCIS but the last season was pretty stale (although it had one of the best episodes ever - Requiem!) so I, for one am actually looking foward to the new crew - though I think Dinozo should come back.
Default avatar cat
Sep 12, 2008 4:09PM EDT
i agree 100% with alfijane... Every Bones fan is just waiting for Booth and Brennan to get together, but when that happens, now what? are you going to keep watching if you know that Booth and Brennan are going to kiss in this episode, just like every other episode, because they are a couple now? As for the show going down hill, I don't think so. I think the show gets better and better each episode.
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Sep 12, 2008 10:46AM EDT
I understand your problem but unlike Lost the point of Bones is not to uncover a bigger story, It's not like there's a secret that the whole cast are trying to uncover and through greed the writers are putting off uncovering it, the reason the show is so loved is because of the stability of the relationships/ chemistry and because it's a relitaivley good crime solving show, if you watch alot of CSI you see alot of similar cases but it's the way they are dealt with which makes them different, though at the same time it is getting a little same same and I fear (As i've said a million times) that Bones is going to fall to the moonlighting curse in that the writers will eventually fall to the preasure of taking bones and Booths relationship to the next step and once it's done the viewers will have nothing to anticipate and therefore no reason to watch(that's the downfall of building a show on sexual tension!)... let's hope they know when to end it and leave the viewers wanting more... not that I want it to end... but you get what I mean right?
Default avatar cat
Sep 11, 2008 10:19PM EDT
I have to disagree....I think the quality of this show has gotten better, the primier episodes were awesome, to see them in England with the English version of them was priceless and the talk show host that was killed and put in a port-o-potty was great. I still love the show and plan to continue watching.
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