Friday, September 30, 2005

Bones sucks

The biggest disappointment of the new television season is the show Bones.

Let me start out with the fact that I really, really wanted to like this show. It has the guy from Angel (who I know is a cheesy actor, but I have a soft spot for him from his Buffy days) and was based on the books written by Kathy Reichs. I love her main character, Temperance Brennan, and have read all of the books in the series.

I hate the TV show Bones. First of all, let me preface this with the fact that I am not a purist. I am one of the rare few who found the movie The Firm to be better written than the book (I'll elaborate in another blog entry).

So I understand when writers have to change things to fit the screen - be it television or movie. But this show is SO bad, I just can't stand it.

I hate that the Angel guy keeps calling Tempe, Bones (shutter). It's demeaning and just irritating. It's like when someone calls you, "hey" all the time. You know they haven't even taken the time to learn your name.

The three students are irritating and smack of FOX Tools trying to make the story more hip for younger viewers. Young viewers don't need people they can identify with - look at X-files as an example - we didn't have three young, hip, students tagging around Scully & Mulder.

One of the young students looks just like Rick Springfield and is playing the part of a nerd. Uh, hello. Rick Springfield WAS A TEENAGE IDOL and handsome as hell. To believe this character isn't getting laid (and yes, the show immediately had a subplot about how the kid couldn't get laid) is just silly.

The dialogue is bad. The effects are really gory - which from a horror fan side, is actually pretty good.

In the episode I saw, the end, which is what you've been working up to the whole time you've been watching the show, just cuts away after one of the kids asks if she can have a deal if she tells all she knows.

Then cut to commercial.

Resume show by having principal characters telling the mother of the victim that he didn't commit suicide but she should feel good that the two kids who killed her were going to go to jail.

Hello, audience here! There was NO pay off. I actually felt like I totally wasted my hour. I want my hour back, dammit!

I will be pulling this show off my PVR timer list.

Another show I got to see was Everybody Hates Chris. It's cute, but I won't be missing any more Survivor episodes to watch it.

And yes, I still watch Survivor even though the show has gotten somewhat predictable with regard to the stuff they have to do. It's a game show to me, and I watch game shows over and over to see what happens.

I also like The Apprentice, although I don't like the new rule they instituted - mainly that the team gets to vote on whether or not you will get immunity if you, as a project manager, wins. Duh - no one is going to get immunity. If I was a contestant, why the hell would I want someone else get a free ride?

It's just like Survivor when they have the opportunity to give the immunity necklace to someone else. Sorry, but if I was a contestant and someone won the immunity necklace and had the hubris to give away immunity, their name is going on the card.

I haven't really been able to see the Martha version of The Apprentice. But these shows aren't that hard to catch up on.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am sooo glad somebody agrees. All of my friends love this show and I thought I was crazy for not - well.. then again they like Sex and the City and all those reality shows that drain my IQ when I even glance at them. But I realise how bad the acting is, how terrible the script is and how awful the show is.