It’s been such a whirlwind week of Bones‘ 200th episode that I’ve had no time to promote all the goodies we posted. Here you can find them all now, articles, slideshows, and recaps — everything I’ve published so far in celebration of this momentous occasion. Thank you 200 times, Bones Fairies for all the joy, love, and humor you have brought into our lives one hour at a time.
“The 200th in the 10th” is a veritable orgasm of giddy colorful entertainment that will go down in the annals of Bones history as one of the most enjoyable of all time in several Bones-y sub-categories. Visually stunning and masterfully scripted, Bones makes rolling the clock back seven decades look as easy as flipping a light switch. From the cool blue-green and butter-yellow scenery, the breezy winding seaside cliff-driving, the impeccably manicuring of hem and crown, and the lively dialog dripping in suave jocularity reminiscent of Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint on the set of one of Hitchcock’s finest, this was one of Bones’ most sumptuous treats … (Read more.)
The highly celebrated 200th episode of Bones is a farcical romp reminiscent of the cinematography and aesthetic of Hitchcock’s North by Northwest and the chemistry-ridden repartee of McTiernan’s The Thomas Crown Affair during which, Brennan is reimagined as an officer with the LAPD while Booth is one of the best jewel thieves in the business. The dreamscape dramedy is a love letter from the Bones fairies to their 17 million fans worldwide who have stuck by them through a decade of love and loyalty. View the slideshow of our 41 favorite moments from the momentous event.
How many times has Special Agent Booth saved Dr. Temperance Brennan’s life? How many times did the two have drinks together before they finally had their first real kiss? How many kisses have they shared since Christine was born? These are just some of the intriguing quantitative nuggets the Bones fairies wanted definitively calculated as they headed into their tenth season and toward the comedy-drama-crime-science-romance’s 200th episode airing December 11. The next important question they faced was how in the world they were going to amass all that minutia in the brief and sporadic moments they had between writing, directing, editing, staging, crafting, creating and promoting the nine episodes scheduled to air between the fall premiere and the 200th in December … (Read more)
Pre-episode Teaser Article: 7 Reasons Bones 200th Episode Will Be One of Your Favorites.
Folks, seven minutes into previewing the Bones 200th episode, “The 200th in the 10th” I already wanted these 45 minutes to stretch out to a couple of hours. The cinematography is rich and delicious. The dialog is smooth and dry. The characterization manages to magically reflect the mood and aesthetic of the 50s without tampering with the quintessential characterizations of the people we have fallen in love with over and over these last ten years of Bones viewing … (Read more)
The chemistry was immediate and undeniable when Special Agent Seeley Booth sought out Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan to help him with a seemingly unsolvable case. He was an alpha-egotistical maverick concerned only with catching the most nefarious criminals. She was a brilliant, arrogant and socially awkward pragmatist; a genius focused on finding facts and following protocol. Though well-suited for each other despite their differences, they allowed their pasts to keep them at a romantic distance bridged only by affectionate glances and tender words of love and support disguised as partnership gestures. (View the slideshow here.)
Most Bones aficionados can identify any episode based upon a single screen grab. But do most fans know the franchise stats in their entirety? Well, not all the details are important, but some certainly are. Since FOX Spec Ops and a Squint Squad of 11+ mega Boneheads captured over 20,100 pieces of data about Bones’ first decade for the Bones: 200 Episodes to Die For Infographic there’s really no reason the diehard fans shouldn’t ‘bone up’ on the 29 most interesting facts we uncovered while examining the Bones’ universe. Pay close attention, there might be a quiz later … (View the slideshow here.)
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