Monday, April 11, 2011

What Drew’s Watching: Bones

Bones: Season 6, Episode 17 “The Feet on the Beach”

I haven't been exposed to a Canadian stereotype in quite a while! I always enjoy how this show makes no effort to hide stuff like this -- Bones references the "Canadians are polite" stereotype just before we meet the extremely polite Canadian. Ballsy, for sure. I've got to say that I'm jealous of these people constantly, constantly going out to eat; would that I had an income that let me indulge in diner food every day! The dialogue is surprisingly snappy today, with some nice humor-punctuation by Cam and Hodgins. Even the excruciatingly polite Canadian podiatrist is funny in his unrelenting awkwardness. Here's the money line by Sweets (not because it's good, but because it's so stupid): "Canadian...or afraid?" Oh! It's nice to see some product placement for Windows for a change! I thought everyone in television-producing land was a Mac fan. Like many Bones episodes, this one's a mixed bag -- the paralyzed podiatrist angle is stupid, but the Cam and daughter angle is great. The mystery's not so good, but the exploding corpses all over the place make up for it. All in all, it's pretty classic Bones: not going to win an Emmy, but there are far worse things you could do with forty minutes.

Plot: 4/10
Action: 7/10
Characters: 9/10
Comedy: 8/10
Bones's Makeup: 7/10

Overall Grade: A-

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