Monday, May 19, 2008

The Pain in the Heart - Review(s) Coming tomorrow

I normally do one gigantic review but this week I think I'll do two...gigantic...reviews. One will be all about the serial killer case and the other will be about The Pain in the Heart and all the character stories. It will probably be tomorrow afternoon before either appears though.

I'd love to hear your thoughts here or as a continuation of the thoughts already posted by a few people here.

Methinks I need a 'countdown to August 27th' widget...

Sad note: The premier will be 2 days after Eric Millegan's Birthday. Booooooo.

Eric Millegan and Bones Season 4 (and beyond)

Click here for all your Bones Season 4 Information

Here is what's been said so far about Eric Millegan's future involvement with Bones.

Hart Hanson - We've not seen the last of him
Fox Season 4 release - He is not listed as one of the regular cast members.

So...likely we'll see him from time to time but there's absolutely no way he can return to the role he's always held. Even if they'd rehire him he would never get security clearance to do the job. So... Zacharoni is gone for good, sadly. But Zack may still be around.

UPDATE: Here


Adorable David Boreanaz-Emily Deschanel Video

Here is an adorable video with David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel at the Fox Upfront last week. I'll get back to The Pain in the Heart, which the video discusses in part, soon but this video is wonderful.

The Pain in the Heart - First Thoughts

Please, post yours in comments! I'm not really sure what mine are yet. This episode had everything that makes Bones great...sadness, joy, love, sexual tension, drama, fear, murder, and a good mystery.

Sadness and shock are winning at the moment for me.

Related Post: What is the future of Eric Millegan (Zack Addy) on Bones?

Q&A with Hart Hanson

Lynn at SearchingBones was one of the fortunate few able to participate in a conference call last Friday with Hart Hanson. She has posted the first part here.

Most of what's there has been seen in the other articles I've posted so far but here's a different bit:

L. DeVries: I’ve wanted to ask you this for a long time. What came first, the idea to make a series out of Kathy Reich’s books or the need to find a good idea on which to base a series about an oddly matched investigative team?

H. Hanson: That’s a really good question. I have always been looking for a project that would allow me to do what I get to do on Bones. As in I’ve pitched things similar over the years and I’ve written a couple of pilots that didn’t get done. To be honest - I’ve told this story before - I came to the Bones project because I bailed, I had another project going with the studio and it just wasn’t going to work out and I left them in the lurch. And 20th Century Fox has been very good to me and I felt I owed them a pilot. So they sent me to Barry Josephson because he had optioned actually a two-hour documentary, an A&E documentary on Kathy Reichs. And I did not know her books. If I hadn’t felt beholden to the studio I wouldn’t have done it, because at first blush it looked like they wanted CSI, a forensics show, and that was not going to be my strength.

But as I watched the documentary and felt beholden to 20th, Gary and Dana, that I owed them something for investing in me. So it happened that way. I bent toward the procedural and bent that procedural towards what I liked to do, which is kind of the goofiness and character and humor of Bones, and of course that’s the thing that got made into a pilot, and of course that’s the thing that got on the air. So it was more, sort of like finding David and Emily, it was finding me and this project. I would like to say I did it totally on purpose and had a plan right from the beginning, but really I owed some people.

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David Boreanaz blogging for NHL - latest post

Something not related to the finale...

David Boreanaz is still going strong in his NHL blog for the Philadelphia Flyers. You can check his latest post here or visit his profile here.

Spoilers for The Pain in the Heart - Emily Deschanel


There is a short interview with Emily Deschanel up on TVguide.com posted yesterday. Not much to it. It's all pretty spoilery but nothing we haven't seen elsewhere, really. Check it out here.

Hart Hanson Interview - MSN

Each article featuring the Hart Hanson interview session from last week is slightly different. Here is another one.

Excerpts:
What did you want to accomplish in finishing this season and starting next year?
HH: going into our fourth season it’s time to make a few changes to shake things up. Although we’re light hearted about it every once in a while you feel the necessity to acknowledge that it’s a murder show and that world is going to touch your characters.
(can we say "Oh, no...")

Can you tell us if Eric Millegan will be returning as a regular cast member in Season 4?
HH: I shouldn’t tell you that! [Laughs.] Let me say this, we haven’t seen the last of Eric Millegan.
(Oh yay?)

At this point Bones is a much a romantic comedy as it is a murder show? How much was planned and how much evolved?
HH: From the very beginning it was going to be an amusing character driven murder show. There’s not the same rush to solve the murder, it’s not immediate. It wasn’t going to be a CSI. David and Emily had that thing you cannot manufacture and once we wrote to that you could see, around the time someone was eaten by a bear we hit our stride in how touching and romantic this show could be with those two going out in the world.

Is there any pride in being the show that can go anywhere and be successful or would you rather be left somewhere to grow?
Hart Hanson: I would rather we grow. We’re good at hanging onto the eyes that come to our show. Not so much pride as gratitude, but our audience just keeps following us. I’ve heard that we’re the only show that came back from the strike and went up in viewers. Everyone else has been down by double digit percentages. That’s just our viewers finding us and watching us.

Okay, okay. I'll stop there and leave you guys something to read when you go to the article.

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Hart Hanson Interview - Different Source

EW has posted their review of the interview with Hart Hanson from last week. It's the same interview used for this post, and this post, but I give you everything I can find that might give a slightly different piece of information...so here you go!

Excerpt:

In the wake of this season, how much will the often-lauded chemistry between the characters drive the show forward?
I was just talking to David about this the other day. He constantly agitates for less procedure and more character moments. And I keep telling him, in my view, we have to balance them because we cannot become a soap opera. We have to solve a crime, an interesting crime, which gives us the ability to go off on tangents and have the characters in comic moments. And that's a constant balancing game for us and we talk about it all the time. Are we leaning too far one way or another? Yes, I agree with David that the chemistry, and characters and comedy are, I think, what keep people coming back for more, but if we get too self-indulgent with that, we will end up with one of the soft shows that loses viewers over time instead of keeping them coming back. But your guess is as good as mine because it's an ongoing process. Let me know how you think we're doing.

When the identities of the Gormogon killer and his apprentice are revealed, are you concerned about the fan reaction?
Hart Hanson: I'm counting on it. We're expecting a violent reaction. When you make a change to a beloved ensemble cast, it's a good thing and a bad thing. You lose someone but you've got to make changes and keep it alive. The kiss of death is to keep adding characters without making room for them because everyone is underserviced.

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Bones Spoiler Article @ Huffington

Spoilers are the new vice for everyone. This article talks about that trend in general as well as a whole lot of Bones goodness. There are most definitely Bones spoilers for The Pain in the Heart at the end of the article so be warned! (or excited)

-Thanks to willi at The Anti-Boneyard!

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Wonderful Bones Article

This article on the Canadian Broadcasting Centre website doesn't tell the die-hard fan anything we don't already know: Bones is amazing. It's also different from the typical crime-show pack and that's why it's amazing. The article is still a great read though.

Quotes:
"Bones...succeeds because of its investment in credible characters."

"Unlike the whimsical soapiness of Grey’s Anatomy, where characters routinely humiliate themselves in their pursuit of their One True Love, Bones is about folks whose infatuation with each other plays out through their crush on knowledge. Brennan and Booth’s relationship hinges on intellectual one-upmanship, playful bickering and sexual tension; they’re like a more comedic version of Mulder and Scully."

-Thanks to willi at The Anti-Boneyard!

A slow Bonesday? Never!


Turns out it's 10 am here and I already have 3 things to share with you.

Over at TVguide.com, Matt Roush gives a nice nod to Bones in his Q&A.

Question: Bones has had some wonderful episodes, but none have touched me quite as much as the May 5 "The Verdict in the Story" episode. I think the writers, who had so far done an outstanding job of developing the storyline about Temperance's father and the murder trial, outdid themselves this time. I had no idea how they were going to come to a resolution that would satisfy both mercy and justice, but they did! Speaking of which, Ryan O'Neal brought his "A" game to his character, giving a nuanced performance that was a joy to behold. What always impresses me, though, is the interaction between Booth and Temperance. I think their budding romance is one of the most believable relationships on television. David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel are fantastic — who knew they were funny, too? The actors and writers have completely sold me on those two characters. Their growth — from having a strictly professional interaction to one of increased admiration, then to friendship and affection and finally onto an obvious physical attraction that is simmering with restrained passion — is the kind that comes from a full relationship and not just from lust. I think this is one fantastic show, and I truly wish more people would give it a shot. What do you think? — Berta

Matt Roush: For quite a while, I've maintained that Bones is my favorite among the many network procedurals. I love the ensemble, the humor, and the chemistry between the leads. The "Verdict" episode was a standout, in part because it spotlighted the strong relationship between Bones and everyone on her team, both squints and feds. And as Temp's dad, Ryan O'Neal hasn't been this well used in ages. The Bones-House combo, currently on Mondays, is one of Fox's greatest and most reliably enjoyable assets. They're being split up next season so J.J. Abrams' Fringe can take advantage of the House lead-in, but Bones should do fine on Wednesdays. And while I'm sure Bones' fans will react in alarm to the news that for the umpteenth time, Fox is threatening to move Bones to Fridays at midseason (part of the inevitable American Idol schedule shuffle), lots can change between now and then. No need to fret just yet.

The waiting game...

I doubt much more will come to light today. Now it's just a wait to see what happens.

How's Booth?
What's going to happen to Brennan emotionally?
Who is Gormogon?

So many questions. I firmly believe 'The Pain in the Heart' will be a very intense episode. If you have any theories, frustrations, or just squeals that you must get out please visit the comments below!

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