Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Book it to Hollywood - Bones

After thorough research and based upon scientific evidence, I conclude there are a multitude of books that have been adapted to TV shows and/or the big screen.

Did that sound anywhere near sexy, sensual, perhaps inviting?  Well, probably not, however this is the frame of speech for Temperence Brennan, the main character for the TV show Bones.  Here is the storyline:

"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."

For quite some time, I was a faithful watcher.  Don't tell anyone, but my favorite character was the paranoid Dr. Jack Hodgins.  He did some kind of -ology, not sure what, but he was just as geeky and adorable as he could be with all that curly hair.

Author Kathy Reichs started 'Temperence forensic madness' with her first book, Deja Dead.  I haven't read the books so I can't speak on how closely the TV series sticks to the books, but I truly enjoyed the TV series.  May have to dip in again to see how my favorite character is doing.  Hmmm...

Here's a trailer regarding the upcoming season.  Please be aware, there are some gross things and words that compete with supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.


Have you seen this TV show or read the books?  What do you think of forensic science's foray into primetime TV?  Got a favorite forensics based show?

4 comments:

  1. I love this show! Haven't kept up w/ it regularly, but will watch reruns. It's a light, funny procedural. Very much a Fox version of CSI.

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  2. CSI! Yes, another great one, Phil.

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  3. My hubby loves Bones. I think they take her character to the extreme as far as not feeling emotion. And her hesitating speech drives me insane! As does their eternal flirting that goes nowhere. Just sleep together already! :)

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  4. LOL @ "Just sleep together already!" Very true. I think they are trying very, very, very hard to stretch the tension. Perhaps sooner than later she'll reach the scientific conclusion that her chemical reaction to him should just become a physical interaction with him :-)

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