TV Review: BONES – Season 11 – “The Secret in the Service”

Emily Deschanel in BONES - Season 11 - "The Secret in the Service" | ©2016 Fox/Patrick McElhenney

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Joel David Moore, Michael Gaston, Nichi Munshi, Dave Power Writers: Kendall Sand & Mary Trahan, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Dwight Little Network: Fox Network, Thursdays @ 8 PM Airdate: May 26, 2016 The combination of a Secret Service mystery, a possible threat to the U.S. President and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) having to telecommute due to a bad cold all combine well in the BONES episode “The Secret in the Service.” A drunken man stumbles over a […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 11 – “The Brother in the Basement”

David Boreanaz stars in BONES "The Brother in the Basement" | © 2015 Kevin Estrada/FOX

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Patricia Belcher, Pej Vahdat, Kim Raver, Josh Casaubon Writer: Michael Peterson, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Dwight Little Network: Fox Network, Thursdays @ 8 PM Airdate: October 8, 2015 BONES’ eleventh season concludes its two-part premiere with “The Brother in the Basement.” The “brother” in this instance is Booth (David Boreanaz), who has wound up gut-shot in a futile effort to protect his sibling Jared from a criminal enterprise. We know from the previous episode that Jared […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 10 – “The Woman in the Whirlpool”

Booth (David Boreanaz) tries to make amends with Brennan in BONES | © 2015 Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Laura Spencer Writers: Kathy Reichs & Kerry Reichs, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Dwight Little Network: Fox Network, Thursdays @ 8 PM Airdate: May 28, 2015 The BONES Season 10 episode “The Woman in the Whirlpool” moves several subplots along effectively and has some especially intricate forensic details. However, it is most notable for being scripted by novelist and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, whose books and life are credited onscreen as the inspiration for the series, along […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 10 – “The Lance to the Heart”

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 10 - "The Lance in the Heart" | ©2014 Fox/Patrick McElhenney

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Patricia Belcher, Eugene Byrd, Carla Gallo, Sterling Macer Jr., JD Cullum, Sam Anderson, Rance Howard, Susan Angelo Writers: Nkechi Okoro Carroll & Keith Fogleson, story by Michael Peterson, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Dwight Little Network: Fox, Thursdays @ 8 PM Airdate: October 2, 2014 With the start of Season 10 and the death of Dr. Lance Sweets (John Francis Daley), BONES has certainly entered a new era. Wrapping up the gigantic conspiracy that consumed the latter […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 9 – “The Master in the Slop”

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Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, TJ Thyne, John Francis Daley, Scott Lowell, Joseph Fuhr, Michelle Clunie, Marcus Giamatti, Dayo Okeniyi, Jo Mei, Dimitri Diatchenko, Marina Benedict, Craig Ricci Shaynak Writer: Dave Thomas, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Dwight Little Network: Fox, Fridays @ 8 PM Airdate: January 24, 2014 Among the regular characters on BONES, Lance Sweets (played by John Francis Daley) is often the most frustrating. As a psychiatrist who consults with the FBI, his breaches of professional conduct in seasons past are enough to […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 9 – “The Fury in the Jury”

Emily Deschanel in BONES - Season 8 - "The Fury in the Jury" | ©2013 Fox/Jennifer Clasen

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, TJ Thyne, John Francis Daley, Carla Gallo, Ben Lawson, Margo Harshman, Brandon Quinn, Jazz Raycole, SaraMornell, Michael Rothhaar, Chad Addison, Dan Lothian Writers: Sanford Golden & Karen Wyscarver, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Dwight Little Network: Fox, Fridays @ 8 PM Airdate: November 15, 2013 BONES moves to Friday nights with “The Fury in the Jury,” which sees Brennan (Emily Deschanel) doing her civic duty while managing to drive her fellow jurors – not to mention the judge and the defense […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 8 – “The Tiger in the Tale”

David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel in BONES - Season 8 - "The Tiger in the Tale" | ©2012 Fox/Patrick McElhenney

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley, Carla Gallo Writer: Dean Lopata, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Dwight Little Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: October 8, 2012 Normally, the BONES episode “The Tiger in the Tale” would merit a B. It’s a solid episode, but it has the drawbacks of Brennan (Emily Deschanel) suddenly wanting to run for President of the United States (huh?) and psychiatrist Sweets (John Francis Daley) displaying stunning blindness when it comes to the psyche of his […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 7 – “The Family in the Feud”

Booth (David Boreanaz) takes an unexpected fall in BONES The Family in the Feud | (c) 2012 Patrick McElhenney/Fox

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley, Ryan O’Neal, Carla Gallo, Patricia Belcher, William Sanderson, Rebecca Tilley, Joe Adler, Ezra Buzzington, MacKenzie Mauzy, Tico Wells, J.P. Manoux Writers: Pat Charles & Janet Lin, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Dwight Little Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Original Telecast: April 30, 2012 Given that BONES tends to divide its episodes between the arc story where something important happens to the characters and the procedural story where they solve a crime (usually never to be […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 7 – “The Bump in the Road”

Luke Kleintank in BONES - Season 7 - "The Bump in the Road" | ©2012 Fox/Ray Mickshaw

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley, Tina Majorino, Luke Kleintank, Tiffany Hines, David Andriole, Missy Doty, Mary Pat Gleason, Mark Saul, Brandon Molale Writer: Keith Fogelsong, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writers of Kathy Reichs Director: Dwight Little Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: April 9, 2012 It was probably a safe bet that many BONES fans wanted to see new parents Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) adoring their baby Christine, so the episode “The Bump in the Road” opens with that. It’s fine […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 7 – “The Prince in the Plastic”

Morgan Fairchild in BONES - Season 7 - "The Prince in the Plastic" | ©2011 Fox/Ray Mickshaw

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley, Carla Gallo, Rick Gonzalez, Morgan Fairchild Writer: Dean Lapata, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Alex Chapple Network: Fox, Thursdays @ 9 PM Airdate: November 17, 2011 There seems to be a mini-epidemic right now on series television of stretching characters in directions they don’t naturally stretch. Other shows that shall go unnamed are doing it, and BONES is back to trying to expand the role of Dr. Lance Sweets (John Francis Daley) in non-organic ways by […]Read On »

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