Lacks all the elements of a great crime series.

For a person who loves the edgy, compelling story lines of a good crime show I found this one an incredible disappointment.


The first major let down was the lead female role which despite being strong and independent was far to bitchy and out right rude to be liked in a 'i love to hate her' way.


I watched 3/4 of the show only to be given a murderer who was not found through any means of investigation but a pathetic tiny link that was infuriatingly unsatisfying and pointless.


Also there was no systematic plot, it jumped from here to there. Many interesting subplots could have developed and yet too many times they were simply dropped or not fully explained. The entire murder was solved in roughly 1 minute while the rest of the show harbored around recapturing the bodies lost moisture and making racially offensive comments.


No plot, terrible characters and a very unsatisfying ending which was based more on random suggestions and no evidence rather than true investigation and a revealing and engaging plot. Nothing was successful about this show. I will never watch it again.


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Jul 12, 2009 4:46PM EDT

I'm not sure which episode you're referring to, but it sounds like you've only seen one. Maybe it wasn't one of the best ones, maybe you just don't have sufficient knowledge of the show to get where the characters come from. Bones isn't really a show where the episodes can stand alone. Watching from the beginning is your best bet with Bones. Tempe "Bones" Brennan is definitely a lovable character, in a socially retarded sort of way. Her "bitchy" and "outright rudeness", to me, is more of a brash, tell-it-like-it-is mentality that's both amusing and endearing. If you don't like the show, then fine, but they're doing something right with it, because a lot of people do. You might like it better if you watched it from the beginning. Or you might not. It's your prerogative, but I think by writing it off so quickly, you're missing out on a refreshing change to the usual crime shows.

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Jul 12, 2009 5:09PM EDT

I'm with bengela (x4) in that a) what episode are you referring to? and b) watching from the beginning would be best. The pilot is a great example of Bones, and I guarantee the murder is not someone pulled out of a hat from random non-clues throughout the episode. Watching one episode of a show and then writing it off can often tend to be a premature move. I'd suggest giving it another shot; but then, it's up to you. ;)

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Jul 12, 2009 5:09PM EDT

I'm with bengela (x4) in that a) what episode are you referring to? and b) watching from the beginning would be best. The pilot is a great example of Bones, and I guarantee the murder is not someone pulled out of a hat from random non-clues throughout the episode. Watching one episode of a show and then writing it off can often tend to be a premature move. I'd suggest giving it another shot; but then, it's up to you. ;)

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Jul 13, 2009 6:32PM EDT

I agree with the other two people. It sounds like you've only seen one or two of the episodes, and they were probably not one of the best. I think you should give the show another chance. You might change your mind and decide that you really like the show. I thought the same thing about it when I first watched an episode from Season 2, but I decided that I might like it and tried again. Now I am in love with the show. Watch one of the better episodes and see how you like it then.

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Jul 13, 2009 8:32PM EDT

How strange that you would view Bones as being bitchy........to me bitchiness implies a sort of underhandedness in comments that attempts to put other people in their place and masking it with humour. With Bones she is completely socially inept (in a likable way) says things outright without filtering with any kind of subtlety. I suppose that could come across as rude and abrasive, that really depends on the viewer.If you arent a fan of that kind of personality there are others with more sensitivity and tact -Angela is my favourite.
I think you are referring to the Gravedigger episode?Where Hodgins and Bones are trapped in a car?Probably not the strongest with regard to the crime-mystery element, and placing far more emphasis on the emotional drama and tension...
I suppose its hard to overcome a first impression but I would recommend starting at the beginning, and try to view it with fresh eyes, as it really is an excellent series.

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Jul 23, 2009 7:45AM EDT

If I had only watched the episode being referred to (Season 4, Episode 17, I believe) I wouldn't have liked the show either. I picked the show up solidly around the beginning of the third season, and have been watching it solidly since.
In general, I suggest watching at least ten episodes of a new show before writing it off as a bad show. Usually starting at the beginning it takes a little while for a show to get it right. Examples include "Farscape", and "Babylon 5", both of which had some pretty TERRIBLE episodes early on before they got good.
Now, ten episodes can seem like a little much, if you're genuinely not enjoying a show. But one episode is far too little to get an actual decent experience. At least give a try to three or four episodes, selecting at random. I found the "Gorgomon" storyline in Season 3 to be fun.... There aren't that many crime dramas that have a recurring villain. Especially cannibals. Disturbing.
Anyway, I guess my point is that you should try to get a feel for a series before you write it off as a bad one. Especially if it's been around more than a season or two.

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Aug 13, 2009 12:43PM EDT

Folks- It is obvious this individual has no understanding of any of the Bones series, let alone an understanding of the many facets that are involved that have allowed it to be as successful as it is. I suggest you don't waste any effort or time trying change this individual's opinion, (if you can call it that), since it is obvious from his/her remarks that he/she just doesn't have the capacity to get it.

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