As I go home after a long day at school and work, I go and leap onto my bed. I try my best to not land on my laptop, but some days I’m not so lucky, and I land on it and then hope and pray I didn’t break it. Although most of the time I do not land on it. Some days when I have just lost all motivation and will, I do. Then I hope and pray again. Later, I get comfortable, avoid all of my homework, and log in. To Netflix that is. Then it pops up and I am saved from the daily hysteria called high school. Then it comes alive- Bones. It is a saving grace to someone who loves science, but sucks at it, like me.
Bones is set in Washington D.C., A place where pretty much every high up government agent resides. You can feel your self proclaimed IQ shrinking as you watch one episode, or even the opening credits. The show is centered around the two main characters: Temperance “Bones” Brennan and Special Agent Seeley Booth. The two compose an odd pair who have been partnered together to solve murders and fight crime all over the nation.
“Bones” is played by Emily Deschanel. Her embodiment of the character is spot on. Although there is nothing to compare it to, one can tell by seeing the opening credits that her IQ is sky high. Almost like you tied it to a rocket, said sayonara and let it fly. She is a forensic anthropologist who works for the Jeffersonian in D.C., but is partnered with the FBI. Before I started watching this I had no (not even a smidge) of a clue what anthropology was. As far as I knew it was a brand which sold cute clothes and whose furniture inhabited most of my house, but no that is Anthropologie; with an IE not a Y. Anthropology is the study of humans and how they work. But in the show, she works with FBI agent Seeley Booth, to solve the murders that involve dead bodies and bones (hence the name of the show).
Agent Booth himself seems to be almost one in a million. Throughout the show you are able to gather that he was an Army Ranger and is a trained Sniper. So, in my own very unprofessional opinion, if I were a character, I would not want to mess with him. But if no one messed with him, there would be no show… so people do and that creates Bones.
But they cannot do this all alone. They are accompanied by many people who hold valuable positions and have the ability to change every aspect of the Booth and Bones.
One that I hold in high regard is Angela Montenegro. She is always the right hand to Bones, right next to her ready to jump in and help. But she is not very good with the “fleshy and bone-y” side of things. Angela is the reconstructor of the series. She is the character they all turn to when they need a crime scene recreated or a victim’s face created out of the skull. She is the tech side of it all.
Then there is Dr. Jack Hodgins, Hodgins for short. Hodgins is the Jeffersonians head particulate analyst. He possesses his own way of finding miniscule particles of things in something as simple as dirt, and that can be the key to unlocking a case.
Dr. Camille “Cam” Saroyan is the boss. But she does not act like it. She acts more as a supervisor than a “boss”. And as Brennan takes care of the clean bones, Cam takes care of the flesh and organs inside and on the human remains.
And last but not least is Dr. Lance Sweets. Sweets is the not-so-well known FBI psychologist. After being told that psychology is not a real thing by Dr. Brennan daily, he goes on to use his methods to help with the case and bring peace to the Jeffersonian.
Bones is full of twists and turns and drama and mystery. It has so many draws to it, but sure, the very realistic flesh and blood and insects can all be drawbacks. But in my opinion they just make me want to watch the show more. It makes it interesting, more than it already is. I would 10/10 recommend this show to anyone anywhere, but be advised, you might not want to watch it while eating. And as I type the last words of my review, I am going back to my open Netflix tab and hitting play and relaxing as my comfort and saving grace, once again, comes over me.