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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:
 Special Agent Seeley Booth (221 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Angela Montenegro (221 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Dr. Jack Hodgins (221 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan / ... (220 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Dr. Camille Saroyan (199 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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In "Gamer in the Grease", Sweets, Hodgins, and Fisher all take turns camping out to get tickets to see the movie Avatar. Joel David Moore, who played Fisher on "Bones", played Norm in Avatar. See more »


In season one Brennan says that she was in the Foster Care system till her grandfather got her out, in later seasons it's said she never knew she had any grandparents. See more »


Random People: [frequently after Dr. Brennan's comments] Where did you find her?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: In the museum.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.81 (2010) See more »


Bones Theme (Squints Mix By DJ Corporate)
Written by The Crystal Method
Performed by The Crystal Method
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Good blend of character relationship, plot, and occasional humor in horrific situations
20 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel start well with better than two-dimensional characters in a fresh look at a CSI type show. Based on the real-life work of forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs, it's fun, kicky, and only occasionally too gruesome to look at. Not quite like one of Ms. Reichs' novels, it is still a pleasure for a fan (me!) to watch. Boreanaz' past work on Buffy and Angel stands in good stead here as he delivers lines that stand up to a strong female role without diminishing it. Also like Buffy, humor lends grace to embarrassing social situations that highlight common human vulnerabilities. Surrounding the 2 major players are other characters who add to the thrust of a character driven show. The writers do good work giving each character unique attributes that have nothing to do with hair color or body measurements. The entire cast does a good job presenting real, quirky individuals who don't have to rely on looks to sell the worth of their character to the viewers. That alone is something new for any CSI show. Still some rough edges in writing and delivery (Tempe's "I wish this was the worst I have seen" was painful for all the wrong reasons),"Bones" has great potential.

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