Writers getting lazy this season?

Bones is, by far, my favorite show on television, but I can't help but get the feeling that the writers have lost some of their original flair for creativity.


Please, those followers of Bones familiar with the previous seasons, reminisce back to Season Two of Bones. The plot lines and twists during that season were just brilliant. And yes, there have been great scenarios this season as well, but there were too many episodes that just seemed..."convenient."


For example, there were 5 episodes this season that just happened to hit way too close to home for certain characters. The recent episodes "Double Death of the Dearly Departed" (a death in the faculty that happens to be a murder) and "The Doctor in the Den" (Cam's former fiance' shows up on their table) are examples of how so many unlikely things happen. Similarly, in Episode 13, "The Fire in the Ice", Booth's hockey opponent gets killed, I mean, come on!


Also, how convenient is it that Angela's former lover is discovered through a murder ("The Skull in the Sculpture" - Episode 3). It is just unlikely. And don't even get me started about Booth's son finding a finger in a nest in "The Finger in the Nest."


I'm not complaining, because after all, it is still my favorite show, but I was just wondering if anyone else agreed.

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May 2, 2009 11:55PM EDT

Yea it definitely has gotten more and more coincidental but i still enjoy it.

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May 3, 2009 3:12PM EDT

I disagree.The fact that they can come up with ideas that are so close to 'home' shows off the writers' creativity, whether it's better in smaller doses is another story.
In fact, I think this is the best season yet. It all depends really.:/

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May 3, 2009 11:08PM EDT

because that hasn't happened before...oh wait, didn't bones identify her own mother's skull? and hodgins cover up his relationship with the man that stole his fiance?
this season they have just done more, which allows them to expand the characters.

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May 4, 2009 4:34PM EDT

Well i agree with kfollet i enjoy it but it all just seems so unlikely and it kinda pulls me out the story and i can't help but criticize it

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May 6, 2009 11:27PM EDT

I unfortunatly disagree.Everytime I've watched Bones recently, I've been disgusted, mad (At Booth and Bones.) and in hysterics. And I'm loving every minute of it.

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May 11, 2009 2:44AM EDT

I think it's part of the show's appeal that it doesn't take itself too seriously.Plus it's less ridiculous than most of those CSI shows lol!

But seriously, even if it does get a bit silly... who cares?? The focus of the show is Booth and Brennan, and as far as I'm concerned they're just getting better and better (although they were amazing to start with of course!)
I know I'm loving Bones just as much (if not more) than ever!!! <3

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