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Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

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Series cast summary:
Emily Deschanel ...  Temperance Brennan 245 episodes, 2005-2017
David Boreanaz ...  Seeley Booth 245 episodes, 2005-2017
Michaela Conlin ...  Angela Montenegro 245 episodes, 2005-2017
T.J. Thyne ...  Jack Hodgins 245 episodes, 2005-2017
Tamara Taylor ...  Camille Saroyan 223 episodes, 2006-2017
John Francis Daley ...  Lance Sweets 140 episodes, 2007-2014
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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 Former 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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To Unravel A Murder, You Have To Strip It To The Bone. See more »


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13 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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As of season twelve, only two shots in the opening title sequence have remained the same throughout the series: the opening shot of the skeleton, and the final shot of Booth and Brennan in Limbo closing a drawer full of remains. See more »

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When confirming heights of patients from SI units to Imperial units, one victim is said to be 180cm, but Dr. Brennan said it was 5' 8". 180cm is actually 5' 11". See more »

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Dr. Temperance Brennan: [said frequently, whenever confronted with pop culture references] I don't know what that means.
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Good blend of character relationship, plot, and occasional humor in horrific situations
20 September 2005 | by blondesis2uSee 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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