Bones (2005– )

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A forensic anthropologist and a cocky FBI agent build a team to investigate death causes. And quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.


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Series cast summary:
 Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan (216 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Special Agent Seeley Booth (216 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Angela Montenegro (215 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Dr. Jack Hodgins (215 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Dr. Camille Saroyan (193 episodes, 2006-2015)
 Dr. Lance Sweets (140 episodes, 2007-2014)


Brilliant, but socially inept, forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperence Brennan works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington DC. After consulting for him on a FBI case, she is approached by cocky yet charming ex-Army Ranger turned Special Agent, Seeley Booth to help the Bureau solve crimes by identifying human remains that are too far gone for standard FBI forensic investigations. Brennan's empirical, literal view of the world causes friction with Booths emotive, instinctive attitude creating a volatile relationship. However as their case load increases the symbiotic partnership produces results and with the support of Brennan's Squint Squad, murderers, past and present should be on the look out. Written by h_berry

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Bones works at the Jeffersonian Institute. There is no such place in Washington DC. However, the name is probably a play on the Smithsonian Institute. Shots of the outside of the actual Smithsonian are often used in the show also. See more »


Several times throughout the series, Brennan mentions Booth's claim that he is a direct descendant of John Wilkes Booth. That would be impossible, according to ancestry sites John Wilkes Booth had no children of record, and only one of his brothers had a son who survived to adulthood, and the direct male Booth line died off after that generation. Only a few Booth sisters had sons with other surnames. See more »


Special Agent Seeley Booth: I need subtitles walking in here.
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Referenced in The Town (2010) See more »


Bones Theme (Squints Mix By DJ Corporate)
Written by The Crystal Method
Performed by The Crystal Method
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14 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched the show and it did feel familiar, yet fresh also. Emily/Temperance is very convincing and the rest of the cast isn't your every day cute side kicks. They seem like real squints, and that is a whole other world they live in. A bit of a stretch on the Holographic skull and body stuff. I'll go with you there, but only if you let the squint out of the lab more.

David B is and always will be Angel to some people, watch this show and you'll come away thinking its more Angelus than Angel, the humor and comic timing between him and Emily has the makings of a Moonlighting relationship if, IF the writers want to play it out that way. All in all, a good show, directing was crisp the photography was also good.

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