Well over a year ago I read a post by Jane here about Bones. I’ll admit I thought the show sounded interesting, but I just wasn’t ready to commit to another TV show, especially one that had been on for quite a few years. I should also admit to another reason for passing on the series. As a big mystery reader, I’d tried Kathy Reichs’ series years earlier, but just couldn’t get into it. Even though lots of people commented on Jane’s post that the TV series and mystery series were quite different, I just wasn’t convinced. So, I decided to pass on it, and really didn’t give it another thought.
Then, one night this week, too exhausted to do much of anything, I engaged in a bit of channel surfing. Suddenly, there was Bones; and it was fascinating. I enjoyed the plot of the episode I watched, and was completely engaged by the characters, and especially, Booth and Brennan.
But boy were there big parts of the show that I didn’t understand. I had no idea who most of the characters were. Once the show ended, I got on the web to do a bit of research. Yikes! The show has been on since 2005, which is a lot of catching up to do. From looking at various blogs, I can see that lots of people are unhappy with the direction of Booth and Bones relationship, while others think the quality of the show has gone downhill since the beginning.
I know I’ll watch the show this coming week (once I figure out what night it’s on), but am undecided if I should try and watch episodes from previous seasons. Right now I’m leaning towards just watching for a few weeks. Then, if I’m still interested, I’ll decide if I want to begin “catching up.” Renting entire seasons is always a possibility, but I’m just not sure if it’s worth the investment of my time.
Are any of you still fans of Bones? If so, should I do a catch-up, or just enjoy the series from this point? And who was the little girl sitting on Booth’s lap at the end? Does he have kids? Any suggestions for good places online to find out more about the history of the series?