Sunday, November 28, 2010

What Drew's Watching: Bones

Bones: Season 6, Episode 7 "The Babe in the Bar"

Favorite line: "I went to the liquor store and I bought every brand available." (From Hodgins -- very scientific!) Anyway, maybe it's just me, but I think we're a little too close to the "Science Dude" to be shamelessly aping another pop culture phenomenon (Wapner Chocolates? Wauneeka Chocolates? Wendigo Chocolates!). I cracked up when Bones flatly contradicted the poor chocolate engineer, but it would have been better if she had shut up from there. In general, though, Deschanel does an uncommonly good job with the character in this episode. (I've found that a fun game to play is to pay close attention to Booth's facial expressions when Bones is talking.) Hodgins is nauseating, but Nigel Murray is a scream. I'm glad he's back. The mystery's fun, even if I got it immediately, and I'll admit that it was a nice bonus to see Wayne Knight. All in all, this is what you'll usually get from "Bones" -- nothing to knock your socks off, but you won't demand your hour back.

Plot: 7/10
Action: 0/10
Characters: 9/10
Comedy: 9/10
Bones's Makeup: 2/10

Overall Grade: B+

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