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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There are 206 bones in the human body... And any one of them can be used to solve a murder. See more »


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Ryan O'Neal, who plays Bones's (Emily Deschanel) father is an Academy Award Nominee. In real life, the actress's father, Caleb Deschanel, is a nominee as well. See more »


During the title sequence, when David Boreanaz is presented, the "FBI" label on his jacket is mirrored. See more »


Dr. Temperance Brennan: [said frequently, whenever confronted with pop culture references] I don't know what that means.
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Spoofed in The 37th Annual People's Choice Awards (2011) See more »


Bones Theme (Squints Mix By DJ Corporate)
Written by The Crystal Method
Performed by The Crystal Method
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So good that you are going to feel it in the bones
16 August 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I love this show. I have to say, the pilot is not that good but keep on watching the episodes and I can assure you, you are gonna love it.

The character are really amazing and you can see them dealing with real life and their own "world of bones" at the same time. Zach is one of those character I don't really have much to say. Angie is really nice and at the same time I can't stand how she always seems to connect with the cases they are working on. To emotional. Hodgins has his own view of life and really wants to stay away from his family, so he spends most of the time at work... just like all the characters. Booth and Bones have an amazing chemistry together and exact opposites, but at the same time they are the same. Both of them, you can say, uses their work as a way to "fix" their personals issues.

About the cases, it's amazing how they always seem to solve them in the most amazing and clever ways, LOVE IT.

You have to see it.

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