Now, before I get started, I'd like to take a moment to rejoice that one of the best shows on television has finally returned, and the summer dry spell is over! That said, let's get down to it. The season opener was good. Notice that I'm using "good" and not "great" or "fantastic". That's because it wasn't quite.
I loved the whole London theme, taking Booth and Bones out of their natural element and making them work in a new environment. The part that was harder to handle was the drama surrounding Birimbau. Now I completely understand that they needed to settle that, but there was something off about the whole situation. I'm not sure I can put my finger on it at the moment. The whole issue with Cam sleeping with Birimbau? What was that about?
The other problem was the length of the premier itself. The second half of the show felt more like another episode entirely rather than an extended two hour premeir. Don't get me wrong, I was thrilled with two all-new hours of my favorite show. But it would have been easier to just make them the first two episodes of the season instead.
My one and final beef with the show requires me to take a moment of fan-based rage: ANGELA AND HODGENS BROKE UP? What is up with that? That was the most pointless, unnecessary thing to happen on that show. Angela and Hodgens were the one couple on that show, or any show really, that retained sanity and were devoid of pointless drama. I'm interested to see how they're going to play this out, but I still say it was a bad cut to make.
The rest of the show was excellent. The return of the playful banter and wry humor between Booth and Bones was like a breath of fresh air. And the fantastic graphics on the bodies, the mystery solving...fantastic. I feel so relieved that TV is slowly headed back to normalcy. Can't wait for the next episode!