Monday, March 21, 2011

What Drew's Watching: Bones

Bones: Season 6, Episode 16 "The Blackout in the Blizzard"

We're starting off with red meat today, but fortunately Bones and Booth can't get too deep into the global warming discussion before they're interrupted by Veteran Stadium seats. (I've heard my father sing that Eagles fight song so many times that Booth's rendition made me blink.) They did an episode ages ago where the team got quarantined in the lab, and that was great, so I have high hopes for this blackout scenario. I do love being utterly unsophisticated scientifically, so I don't have to be suspicious when they do cool "science" things like take x-rays without electricity and power a cell phone with a room full of potatoes. I'm going to throw out a content warning here, because Booth and Bones talking about sex is excruciating. The conclusion to this one is pretty thrown together; they spent too much time on the process for anything else. (Also, the lack of suspects makes this the least "mysterious" mystery I've seen to date.) The "serious" conversations are not as well-written as they could be, but I think we've all had at least one life experience sufficient to allow either the Bones/Booth or the Angela/Hodgins situation to resonate with us. So this episode is another one of those idle delights -- not brilliant by any means, but certainly worth enjoying on a rainy day.

Plot: 6/10
Action: 8/10
Characters: 6/10
Comedy: 3/10
Bones's Makeup: 6/10

Overall Grade: B

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