Bones - Season 1

Bones - Season 1

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Cast: David Boreanaz, Eric Millegan

     
 

Season 1 of the crime drama begins with forensic anthropologist Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) back in D.C. after months away identifying genocide victims. Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) promptly hijacks her to help him with a case.\ Brennan initially refuses, but her boss at the Jeffersonian Institute, Dr. Daniel Goodman (Jonathan Adams), insists… See more details below

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Overview

Season 1 of the crime drama begins with forensic anthropologist Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) back in D.C. after months away identifying genocide victims. Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) promptly hijacks her to help him with a case.\ Brennan initially refuses, but her boss at the Jeffersonian Institute, Dr. Daniel Goodman (Jonathan Adams), insists that part of her job is being lent out to the FBI. She agrees to work with Booth, but only if she can be his partner in all areas of the cases. The first of these cases establishes the premise for the next 21 episodes. After a body surfaces, the remains are transferred to the Jeffersonian, where Brennan and her devoted "squints" leap to action. Brennan's team includes her assistant, the socially inept but brilliant Zack Addy (Eric Millegan); bugs and slime expert Dr. Jack Hodgins (T.J. Thyne); and her best friend, forensic artist Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin). The main suspect turns out to be a powerful senator, but despite warnings from the FBI to stay away, Brennan continues with her investigation. Throughout the season, Brennan and Booth are devoted to uncovering the truth, repeatedly finding themselves in dangerous situations and relying on each other for backup. Booth eventually confides to Brennan that he wants to bring closure to victims' loved ones to make up for the lives he took in his sniper past. Brennan, meanwhile, is dedicated to identifying the deceased as a result of the mysterious disappearance of her parents years ago. The duo work together to solve crimes involving small-town cannibals, promiscuous private-school teens and a homeless society in an underground tunnel. As each case draws to a close, the bantering pair grow more intimate, a closeness heightened during the season finale, when unearthed bones provide a link to Brennan's past that may reunite her with the family she thought was lost forever.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
Premiering in 2005 on Fox in the slot before House, M.D., Bones proved that there was yet another way to mix police drama and medical investigation to yield a TV hit. Inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist and author Kathy Reichs, the series stars Emily Deschanel as forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, a brilliant scientist more comfortable around decaying corpses than actual breathing human beings. She's in charge of the Jeffersonian Anthropology Unit's Medico-Legal lab team: Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin), a specialist in holographic virtual facial reconstructions; Zach Addy (Eric Millegan), a former child prodigy who is Brennan's assistant; and Dr. Jack Hodgins (T. J. Thyne), an entomologist who is also well versed in plant life and minerals. Brennan's boss, Dr. Daniel Goodman (Jonathan Adams), has, as Brennan puts it, "loaned her out" (along with the team) to the FBI to assist with forensic identification of human remains. Brennan's liaison is Special Agent Seeley Booth (Angel's David Boreanaz) of the Major Crimes Unit in D.C. Warm, friendly, and outgoing, he relies on a more humanistic approach to investigating crimes, in contrast to Brennan's cold, distanced scientific analysis. Despite their differing views, they form a mutual respect and even venture into flirtation. Indeed, the series makes the most of their chemistry, and there’s much to be made. Interesting cases in Season 1 include the arm of a man found inside a bear in "The Man in the Bear"; a desiccated corpse found buried in a fallout shelter in "The Man in the Fallout Shelter"; and a filmmaker found in the ventilation shaft of an underground tunnel in "The Woman in the Tunnel." With plenty of snappy back-and-forth between the characters and enough lighthearted moments to offset the gruesome CSI-like trappings, Bones is worth digging up on DVD.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/28/2006
UPC:
0024543267287
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
15:46:00
Sales rank:
12,636

Special Features

Squints - cast memebers reveal how they prepare for their roles as forensic scientists; The real definition - A "Squint's" guide to forensic terminology; Bones: Inspired by the life of forensic Anthropologist Kathy Reichs

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