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post #61 of 649
The pilot was mediocre, but I'll give it a few more episodes before I decide.

Did anyone else notice the terrible fx work though? The in-car shots looked like rear-projection from the 30s, and during the wide shot at the cemetary at the end you could clearly see where someone had pasted the DC skyline in. There was a big blurry mess where the treetops ended. I could do a better job on my PC with photoshop.

Also, I don't know DC, but I do know L.A., and I could easily recognize several of the locations. I couldn't help but laugh at the shot in the beginning with them walking around the rotunda. The room isn't that big, and they were walking for several minutes, which means they were just walking around and around the room for the whole scene.

-B
post #62 of 649
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Originally Posted by Brian View Post

and during the wide shot at the cemetary at the end you could clearly see where someone had pasted the DC skyline in. There was a big blurry mess where the treetops ended. I could do a better job on my PC with photoshop.

I noticed that too. I commented that background looks fake. My wife looked up and said "it's because it is"
post #63 of 649
Oops, sorry that I didn't notice that a Bones thread had already been started. I thought I looked for one pretty well.

dm145,
The link you posted is dead. Maybe the mods joined threads.

It sounds like more people here don't like the show than those who do, but I think I'll continue to watch. I don't have a problem suspending belief, being a Star Wars fan and all. Now, where is my lightsaber...
post #64 of 649
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Originally Posted by CFC View Post

Not quite from what I can tell.
Kathy Reichs the actual person and author of books with the character of Temperance Brennan is much older. She got a Ph.D in 1975 and wrote her first novel in 1997. It's semi-biographical though.
Be that as it may, I do realize it's a show and don't take it too seriously, but in this case it just went a little beyond what I typically accept

CFC


While you are quite correct, Kathy did base the character of Temperence on her own experiences, and those experiences largely took place when she was somewhat younger, prior to her "retirement" from day to day forensics investigations. (She teaches now, at the university level, and she also is occasionally called out of retirement to work tough cases, such as 9/11, or the Bosnia mass graves identifications.)

I know Kathy, merely because I happen to be the librarian at the high school she attended, many, many years ago. Her career has been fascinating, to say the least...

The novels are still works of fiction, of course. She may combine real life experiences from 20 years ago with nods to the technology that exists today. And, of course, the television series is yet another adaptation. Fiction, and based on a fiction. Thus, Hollywood will tend to further fictionalize, and keep what they think works dramatically, while "losing" those elements that do not translate well to video. As a part of this process, one should expect a certain amount of exaggeration, and also outright invention, again to suit the dramatic purposes. Surely by now, we all understand this concept.

-Bruce
post #65 of 649
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Originally Posted by Brian View Post

Also, I don't know DC, but I do know L.A., and I could easily recognize several of the locations. I couldn't help but laugh at the shot in the beginning with them walking around the rotunda. The room isn't that big, and they were walking for several minutes, which means they were just walking around and around the room for the whole scene.

They are casting extras and bit players in the "D.C. and Baltimore area" so if the show takes off, it might begin to look more authentic... Unless they cast people here and just fly them to L.A. Anyway, and why do "they" always lump D.C. and Baltimore together?
post #66 of 649
I'll give it a cpl more episodes but the first episode didnt do much for me. Seems its a "Jordan mets CSI/NCSI" knockoff. I know its supposed to be based on a real woman but at same time just way too many simularities to existing shows like the lab person that picked her up at airport is very like Abby from NCSI.

Like said will at least give it a few more tries before I make a final decision....suppose it could of been worse tho...they might have brought The Insider back
post #67 of 649
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Originally Posted by El Pollo View Post

why do "they" always lump D.C. and Baltimore together?

Simple, dem fishermen on the Eastern Shore supply hard shelled crabs to folks in both cities. Beer comes in from everywhere.
P.S.
That's why they lump them together.
post #68 of 649
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Originally Posted by BSpielbauer View Post

As a part of this process, one should expect a certain amount of exaggeration, and also outright invention, again to suit the dramatic purposes. Surely by now, we all understand this concept.

You'd think so, but apparently not.
post #69 of 649
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Originally Posted by BSpielbauer View Post

As a part of this process, one should expect a certain amount of exaggeration, and also outright invention, again to suit the dramatic purposes. Surely by now, we all understand this concept.

Hey I understand it ...........and I even accept it without nary a bat of the eye.

But I just can't tolerate a lousy script and lousy acting.

Sorry, one episode was enough for me.
post #70 of 649
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Originally Posted by Penton-Man View Post

Hey I understand it ...........and I even accept it without nery a bat of the eye.

But I just can't tolerate a lousy script and lousy acting.

Sorry, one episode was enough for me.

Just a thought, I always give a new show at least 2 viewings as many times the pilot can be quite different for better or for worse than the regular production run.
post #71 of 649
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

Just a thought, I always give a new show at least 2 viewings as many times the pilot can be quite different for better or for worse than the regular production run.

O.K., O.K. -
I won't have to change channels for when HOUSE comes on...............

You've convinced me that patience is a virtue.
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post #73 of 649
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Originally Posted by Penton-Man View Post

Simple, dem fishermen on the Eastern Shore supply hard shelled crabs to folks in both cities. Beer comes in from everywhere.
P.S.
That's why they lump them together.


hmm, don't remember many "fisherman" in my years on the Eastern Shore


When two cities are 30 minutes apart, it's not hard to lump them together.
post #74 of 649
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Originally Posted by toastyfries View Post

hmm, don't remember many "fisherman" in my years on the Eastern Shore


When two cities are 30 minutes apart, it's not hard to lump them together.

Ah,
Well that's what I called myself when I was a wee yungin holding some cord in the bay with a chicken neck on the end ! (But I was a city boy.)

And I caught a lot of those buggers to boot!

Now, in my current habitat all I can hope for is some good Lump crab meat in a can as I yearn for those seasoned steamed crabs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. - I was actually wondering when somebody out there would catch that.
post #75 of 649
Well I caught the rerun on Friday as I missed the tuesday episode due to power outage.

The wife and I enjoyed it though I will have to watch a few more episodes to see if it can keep my interest.
I watched it OTA HDTV and was having issues sometimes when it went to a new scene....wasn't loosing signal but it would have small distortions in the background and then clear up. Not sure if it how they recorded it or something with my setup. Didn't notice this problem on the show right after at all.....

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post #76 of 649
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Originally Posted by toastyfries View Post

hmm, don't remember many "fisherman" in my years on the Eastern Shore


When two cities are 30 minutes apart, it's not hard to lump them together.

I don't think you've tried driving from DC to Baltimore during typical traffic, toastyfries.
post #77 of 649
This weeks show was much better than the pilot. Still don't get the contrived professional conflict between the 2 main characters though.

PQ was excellent. Fox HD is looking much better.
post #78 of 649
CSI just as unrealistic as Bones. I have a friend whose wife works in a lab and she says everything in the lab on CSI is nonsense. These shows are pure entertainment, nothing more. They are more science fiction than science.
post #79 of 649
OK, I gave the second episode a viewing. The plot was thin and unconvincing. The bit part players for this week were ill-defined. (For example the beautifull wife of the very traditional Muslim looked like she'd spent the day at a spa - where's the robe and veil?)

Add to that the fact that the lead actor and actress are just .... bad at acting. Heck, they cannot recite dialogue in a convincing manner. Even if the writing suddenly improves in Episode 3 forward, these people are annoying inept.

I'm pulling the flush handle on Bones.

Gary
post #80 of 649
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Originally Posted by dmbatch View Post


PQ was excellent. Fox HD is looking much better.

Really?? OTA in ATL, I caught the end of it waiting for House. I had tons of crawling in the darker areas, looked so bad I checked to make sure i was watching it on a 1080i mode.
post #81 of 649
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Originally Posted by thepicman View Post

Really?? OTA in ATL, I caught the end of it waiting for House. I had tons of crawling in the darker areas, looked so bad I checked to make sure i was watching it on a 1080i mode.

Although it was probably not noticed by most people (you are an obvious exception), the final segment of Bones was *not* HD. The same thing happened last week. This segment is approximately 4 minutes long, and it tied to the split-screen credits that FOX produces -- they don't have the ability to produce the credit segments in HD, so it is done in SD. Normally, it's no big deal, as the credits for most shows are short and stand alone from the program -- for whatever reason, on Bones, it's tied to the last segment, so we get SD for several minutes.

For the rest of the program though, the original poster was right -- the PQ was quite excellent. FOX has definitely fixed the problem that was causing their HD to be blurred for several weeks.
post #82 of 649
I liked this episode better than the last, but the show is still weak. However, it is far better than Threshold and Surface. Prison Break is by far the best new show of the season.
post #83 of 649
Um, Gary... being a bit stereotypical with the veil comment?

I thought this week's episode was stronger, but did have problems. For instance, her lab assistants reassembling the bomb? Yeah, ok. Everyone's favorite hologram got used again too . And while I certainly didn't object to the sexy lawyer with the open shirt, no one would really hold a conversation like that.
post #84 of 649
Deleting the Season Pass ASAP on this one. The acting still sucks. My wife and I were laughing outloud when they came up with a reason to use the hologram gizmo. Why on Earth would these geeks in a museum who specialize in bone pathology have any idea how to reconstruct a bomb or do things well outside their field of forensics? I can't buy into this. The "real" FBI team would have known all of that stuff, and more. If this doctor is so smart, why can't she learn very quickly that giving a family member detailed information about their loved one's scattered body parts is NOT what you want to do. Just sit there and shut up. Simple.

PS. They need a new blue screen for the in-car shots. The one tonight was just horrible.
post #85 of 649
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.....Prison Break is by far the best new show of the season.

Have to agree with you there. Really enjoying that one! It may be the only new show that ultimately "makes the cut" in my house (besides Rome), but I'm willing to give Threshold another chance simply because of Carla. Oh my, Carla!
post #86 of 649
Boreanaz is a much better actor than what's been displayed so far. Or maybe his schtick is better served with comedy, action, and brooding than it is with "caring" moments.

Bones still looks like a cartoon drawing, but at least that goofy dark eye shadow is gone.
post #87 of 649
Last year brought us some new shows: Lost, BSG, House and Desperate Housewives... this year Threshold and Surface don't come close to last year's hits... and I'm still deciding if I really like Bones.

Rome is OK but it's not nearly as good as Deadwood or the Sopranos
post #88 of 649
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Originally Posted by jdiehl View Post

If this doctor is so smart, why can't she learn very quickly that giving a family member detailed information about their loved one's scattered body parts is NOT what you want to do. Just sit there and shut up. Simple.

Because this doctor may be smart but she has no people skills, which has been clearly established from the beginning.
post #89 of 649
I actually really enjoyed the pilot, but *hated* this episode. Not because the "romance angle" was played up so strongly, it was that the "romance angle" was rammed down our throat in such ridiculous and unrealistic ways I felt actively insulted by what I was watching. Not to mention the "whodunit" part was just...silly and not very interesting to follow. Oh, it was person X, who we had *no way* of figuring out it was untill you revealed all the stuff at the end? Whoop-de-do.

The whole "Gee, a potential Homeland Security clusterfubar just happened when an ambassador got blown to smithereens with a chemical bomb, this is a priority alpha holy crap we need to solve this now problem, but hey, did you say FBI guy has a boyfriend? Let's talk about that for 30 minutes instead!" stuff was like slamming the show from 3rd gear to reverse every time it happened because there were no logical transitions, and Bones' peppy buddy doing the "spying" and whatnot was positively ridiculous.

I can also handle alot of unreality in my shows, but I have a hard time getting past how Bones get away with what she does. Ignoring and insulting superiors, bodyslamming undercover Homeland Security officers, bursting into homes sans warrant, actively disobeying commands and orders, how is it that her and Borenaz are *ever* allowed to work in the field? It seems like every time she leaves the lab it's a potential legal and security *nightmare* for the FBI.
post #90 of 649
Hmm, I liked this episode more than the pilot
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