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Rant on "Bones"


My Rant on Bones…from a new viewer:

 

Okay, I just literally started watching this show two weeks ago and I already have issues with the show.

 

First, what I like.

 

I LOVE Hodgins I love the character, he’s snarky, fun, angry at times, and just a really well rounded character. Also it doesn’t hurt that T.J. Thyne is PURE eye candy. Could his eyes get any bluer???? I digress.

 

I also love Angela. I think she’s a well rounded character as well. I love how she interacts with everyone with compassion, understanding and is just fun to watch. I really care about her character.

 

I also love Cam and Booth both are well rounded characters which make me care for what happens to them. The writers seem to be on the ball on these characters. Not too much drama in their lives but just enough for me to go “ohh…I hope they are able to deal with this issue.”

 

What I don’t like:

 

I absolutely detest how the writers have written Brennan. Here’s my beef, I want to see some growth, anything. No one is THAT logical and unfeeling unless they’re Spock from Star Trek. She’s cold, detached from her colleagues, and has trouble relating to anyone including Booth, and has absolutely no sense of humor or cultural references. I’d like to see her grow, show her dark side, everyone has one. Show me something that will make me care about her as a character. As long as that something I see doesn’t have to do with her family. If I never see her father or brother again it will be a day too soon. I know they tried to make us feel for her father by the having Temperance watch a video of her mother crying saying “Trust your Father, he’s a good man.” I wanted to scream at the television, “NO he’s a criminal and so are you!!!” Then Russ runs off with her father and at that moment I lost all interest in her family dynamics. One of the few times she showed growth was with her relationship to Sully until they had him sail off into the horizon. I personally don’t want to see her hook up with Booth. Not because I think it’s jumping the shark, but because I think she’s no where near a place growth wise to have a relationship with him sexual or otherwise. They are barely “partners” from what I’ve seen. He’s giving and giving and giving and we get little if nothing on her part, except some random comment on cultural situations in Zimbabwe or some remote location, yet I’m supposed to laugh when she tells some lame joke a 6 year old would tell. PUH-LEASE!!!!

 

Second: I know I’m going to get flamed for this, but I can’t stand Zach. I know people love him but as a new viewer of the show, he’s pretentious, obnoxious and just as cold, and unfeeling at Brennan. He’s completely oblivious to the outside world and seems to live in a bubble called “the Jeffersonian”. Hell, Greg on CSI knew there was a world outside of the lab and wanted to go see it. Sending Zach off to Iraq was weird and completely took me by surprise only for him to come back just the same as he was before. Only change now after he left he has a buzz cut. YAWN!!!!

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bea_tricks
Mar. 18th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
hm. k have fun with that.
greatbriton
Mar. 18th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
Well, I guess from reading this you are as far as Season 3? is that right? I personally enjoyed season 3 but some people think that season 3 is where the show began to go wrong.

On the Brennan note, I believe even in season 1-2 she showed some growth. But there are people in the world who are closed away from things like pop culture and wouldn't get a lot of references. *shrug* And I find Brennan interesting because she uses her ability to compartementalize. That's why she comes off so cold and logical. Something that hits her emotionally, especially at work, she will close off and become even more task/work oriented. Its the way she copes with stressing situations. Which can make sense since she was a foster child.

I like Zack, but that is pretty much what he is. So if you don't like him that way, then he's a character you just won't like. I wish they did do more with him after his return from Iraq. that was a big let down. They had so much story there and room for some growth and they didn't do anything with it. :(
annjej76
Mar. 18th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
I get the whole compartmentalization of emotions, but even seasoned veterans get effected by something every once in a while. Look at Grissom from CSI, same detachment but under the cold exterior you care for him as a person. He shows depth. I just feel like the writers have written Brennan very two demensionally whether intentional or not.

I'm currently in Season 3 and I too wanted to see Zach grow after being out of the "lab" so to speak. I'm with you on them dropping the ball.I don't hate his character I just hate how he's written. The actor is adorable and wish they'd do something with him. Love the experiments he did with Hodgins. :)
dresden_doll_01
Mar. 18th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
I'm actually gonna withhold any comments til you watched S4 as well. Because if you have issues with the show now... well, you'll see ;)
annjej76
Mar. 18th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
LOL!! Oh I'm a glutton for punishment so you KNOW I'll keep watching only to drool over TJ. ;-)
sporkgoddess
Mar. 18th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Funny, I hated Sully. I thought he was too perfect.

BUT A-FRIGGIN-MEN about Brennan's family. I don't care how much people like Ryan O'Neal--I don't need to see him every other damn episode. I'm so sick of characters on TV shows having Daddy or Mommy issues. Why can't we ever have a character who had a happy childhood? I mean, you can have issues without having been an orphan/abused/etc.
mrsvc
Mar. 20th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
Really. True story. Brennan is just....just wait until you see Season 4. Frustrations mount.
I'm about to watch the new episode tonight.

However, you are SO right about TJ Thyne. I'm actually a bit of a Hodgins/Bones SHIPper (SHHH! Don't tell the others. I'll be tarred and feathered.) If I wasn't so busy with Sheldon/Penny, I would be Jacking it up in the Hogdins/Bones fanfiction community (that I would probably have to create.)

On the Zach sidenote, he's difficult. You either love his young stringency or he's annoying as heck.

annjej76
Mar. 20th, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
I know.. I so heart TJ I'd probably be right there with you writing fanfic about Hodgins/Bones. ;)

As for Zach, I'd just like some back story instead of being told just accept this annoying character "he'll grow on you" from the writers of the show. I'd like him more if I had some sort of tidbit about who he is, where he comes from. I loved his "large family" in the Christmas episode but they don't mention them at all. Grr... I'm just frustrated over all at the writers.
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