Hit TV series come and go but it takes a truly special one to stand the test of time: Enter Bones.
Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz have been delighting fans of the smash hit show for nine seasons and, with the show now heading for that all-important 10 season mark, I’ve just started watching it.
For those of you who’ve never heard of Bones, here’s the 411: It tells the tale of forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance ‘Bones’ Brennan and her partner in (solving) crime, FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth. The pair work with Brennan’s team at the fictional Jeffersonian Institute Medico-Legal Lab in order to solve Federal legal cases by examining human remains.
I’ve been binge-watching Bones in five to six episode bursts for the past three weekends or so, and genuinely can’t believe I hadn’t caught the bug before now.
So, why should you be watching it? If you’re ready, we’ll begin.
The premise is actually fascinating.
The thought of watching a show that regularly features skeletons and decaying bodies might not seem appealing, but if you stick with it you’ll eventually become somewhat indifferent to the sight of the remains and find yourself becoming increasingly fascinated with how the fictional cases are solved.
Figuring out whodunnit is endless fun.
Just when you think you have it all worked out… WHAM, they hit you with another twist. Of course that may just be a red herring to throw you off the scent, but that’s what makes the show endlessly entertaining.
Some episodes will leave you too freaked out to sleep alone.
And they’re not always the ones about serial killers either. Keep your eyes peeled for a particularly freaky voodoo episode fairly early on.
You’ll fall in love with at least one of the characters.
You genuinely couldn’t meet a more likable bunch.
There’s enough will they/won’t they action to keep all the romantics happy.
Bones and Brennan are the obvious ones to watch, but there’s another ongoing love affair that will leave you shouting at the screen. It’s a real ‘I will go down with this ship’ style pairing. Watch it and you’ll know what I mean.
Seeing Angel play an FBI Agent is just a little bit gas.
David Boreanaz folks. Enough said.
Have you heard that theme tune?
The Crystal Method’s cracking track will have you bouncing along every single time.