- Starring: David Boreanaz, Jonathan Adams, Emily Deschanel
- Summary: Fox's first police procedural is inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs. Its female lead (Deschanel) solves crimes by investigating skeletal remains, aided (or hindered) by her FBI partner (Boreanaz).
- Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
- Creator: Hart Hanson
- Show Type: Between Seasons
- Season 1 premiere date: Sep 13, 2005
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 08:00 PM
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ToyB10The character dynamics hook audiences, the dark humor appeals, the cases are well-thought out, and the acting is superb on all aspects.
DianaL8Good show worth watching again
Nightshayde6The writing in this show is terrible, which just makes me even that much more impressed with David Boreanaz. He somehow manages to rise above the excessive mediocrity of this show. I do like to keep track of the number of highly illegal things that Brennan and Booth do each episode. Between the two of them, every case they've handled together so far would've been thrown out of court. A better female lead is necessary if this show is going to last, but as long as they have David Boreanaz I'll keep watching.… Expand
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is used to be a show about scientists doing science, and Brennan's character being a believer in facts and evidence over faith in anything supernatural was central to this theme. The so-called epiphany she experiences in the latest episode (Shot in the Dark) along with the precedent of ghosts and psychics being verifiably real (Ghost in the Machine) goes against the every point of her character. More than that, it blatantly perpetrates the worst misconceptions about atheists: That not believing is the result of something 'being wrong' with the person; that atheists are cold, emotionless people who live unfulfilled lives devoid of any kind of warmth or happiness; that Brennan's non-belief has somehow limited her in her life, despite the fact that she's one of the most renowned and successful experts in her field.
In the end, this episode, like so many before it, was nothing more than sloppy storytelling, lazy writing, and propaganda, plain and simple. And though I'm an atheist, I'm less offended by the (oh-so-common) prejudice against non-believers and more offended by the sheer absence of logical character behavior and progression.… Expand