Sunday, January 4, 2009

TV.com's Best of Everything in 2008

TV.com has compiled a list of the 100 best TV ...Everything... of 2008. Bones ranks at #27 with the sexual tension they hope never ends. Do you agree?

20 comments:

alanna said...

"We think it's best if they never get together." Pshaw! I wholeheartedly *disagree* with that! The inevitable (IMO) get-together is one of the many, many things that keeps me coming back for more.

However, I am elated that they made the list! :)

Mo said...

i think they should wait til the end of the show to get together....just my opinion :)

Madz said...

I kind of agree. I've read plenty of fanfics where they get together, get married, have a kid etc and I don't know... it seems all fine in the fanfics, but carrying that through to the show would ruin it for me. I prefer the actual journey to expressing their feelings for each other rather than seeing the day when they are truly together. IMO, when they get together, the show's ended. (Unless the writers throw in something to throw them apart again.)
I guess that when the show's days are finally up (as it will, sadly, end one day :( ) the last ep would be a great one for them to finally express their true opinions.

Feeling_Puckish said...

I hear what you are saying and I have my doubts as to whether or not the show can survive a relationship, but I don't think I can wait until the end of the series!!!!! I want them to do something soon--or at least play around with doing something soon!!!! There has to be a way to give us more, but keep the show's integrity going!

Madz said...

Mmm, I concur. Let's hope there's a way to satisfy everyone's wishes!

Mickey said...

While I don't think the characters are ready to be permanently together right this second, I'd like to see them make some serious growth in their relationship. I hate the excuse TPTB always give about "Moonlighting" proving that the characters can't get together. I think if it's well-written they can be together. We heard that same old excuse 20+ years ago with "Remington Steele" and "Scarecrow & Mrs. King" and I didn't buy it then either. Steele's Season 5 just got botched by the network and Kate Jackson's health prevented a SMK S5. So I challenge the writers and HH not to buy that tired old line and to step up and prove the execs wrong!

Feeling_Puckish said...

You tell them Mickey!!

Also, Moonlighting was ruined because Cybil Shepard got pregnant with twins in real life and was not available for the hectic schedule of television shooting.

HH can develop this relationship. I have no problem with going slow but it doesn't need to be THIS slow :)

Anonymous said...

I think that putting them together can ruin the show, as much as not putting them together. UST works for so long, and also other shows that tried to stretch it too much lost viewers and ended.
Looking statistically to other shows' performancesin the past, I would say that after maximum 6 seasons (very often already after 4-5) UST stops working and bringing audience, viewers just got tired waiting.
We are almost there with Bones, at the breaking point. Either they move towards a relationship in the next 1-2 seasons, or people will just lose interest not believeing anymore in all Hansons' tease.
I trust these good writers to understand when it is the right moment to make the change and I also trust them to write a very sellable love story to keep the viewers. I have this trust because I have never seen, in any shows, charachter so beautifully written, with som many layers, back story and consistency. These writers do stand out of the crowd and the show Bones does stand out from al other shows. I think therefore that they will not miss the opportunity to make the story evolve and keep the audience interested even when UST is stopping working.
Yssel

alanna said...

Well said, Yssel! That's a really great way of looking at it. :)

Poetic_line said...

I have to agree with alanna. I love the sexual tension but really since in this show the characters evolve, there has to be an increasing awareness and action in terms of a Booth and Brennan love match.

And I believe the writers could still have them argue and make it interesting even after they decide to be a real couple.

If they wait to the end, it will be very unfulfilling for us. We have so much invested in this couple emotionally, we need some dividends to keep coming back.

I think it's wonderfully that they have grown closer emotionally. Now it's time for more physical awareness and fun.

Mysti said...

This is the first time I've ever commented on here, but I read the blog all the time. This topic made me want to speak out. I agree with the concerns about ruining the show if they get together, however how long can you expect fans to wait before getting turned off? I think the writers are good enough to make the story work with them together. One show that I loved that did this with their characters ruined it in the end. I loved watching Silk Stalkings and when they finally put Chris & Rita together in the last season, we had about 4 or 5 episodes of happiness for the couple (which were great) and then they killed him off. That was not how to make your viewers happy. I hope these writers are brave enough to give us what we are waiting on!

Shep said...

I agree. The UST is what keeps fans hooked but it can only go on for so long. Their relationship needs to develop towards something otherwise people will just lose interest the show will just stagnate because of tehir constant dancing around each other. I don't want them to get together just yet but I believe that the writers can make it work once B/B do get together. Booth and Brennan aren't immediately going to get married, have 2.4 kids and live happily ever after, there's still the danger their jobs pose to their relationship and their lives. And it's not like they're going to cease bickering like a married couple once they become a married couple - I think the fact that they are able to do that is part of what attracts them to each other; they keep each other on their toes and looking at their personalities, it's not going to stop!

Also, I think there will still be a lot to work through once they finally reveal their feelings, B&B still have many issues and I reckon some will have to be sorted out after they get together and each of them will have to help the other to do that

alanna said...

Shep, I really like what you said. I think the fact that they would have so much to work out after they (finally!) admitted their feelings could prove to be even more interesting than the way they dance around eachother now.

I was over-excited when I made my first post. I should have said that, yes, I want them to get together, but not necessarily right *now*. However, I do think that this season they need to take a few steps forward; it feels like we have been in somewhat of a holding pattern for about 1 1/2 seasons. A little bit of "I care about you" slippage from one or the other would be nice. ;)

Anonymous said...

I think the writers who have developed these wonderfully complex characters can handle the step of moving Brennan and Booth into a relationship. They have let them develop into something much much more than partners and by taking that same care they can manage a personal relationship. As much as I want the sex thing I want them to acknowledge that this is deeper than just partners. If they do enter a personal relationship the differences in them will be more pronounced. Examples: marriage, babies, working together, religion to name a few. I love this dynamic an am fully hooked and now I have the rest of my family hooked too. I now own seasons 1,2, and 3 and cannot wait until next week. Do not wait until the end of the show!!!!

katjem said...

This topic has made for some very interesting reading! Yssel, Poetic Line & Shep among others all share my views.

Kat said...

Agree wholeheartedly with the above takes. B/B admitting they love one another and/or even having sex is just the tip of the iceberg for their relationship with would actually add more conflict and storyline possibilities. There is the aspect of them having to keep it a secret aspect, the fact that Brennan does NOT want to commit and most definitely not to marry, there are a million possiblities with them taking the next step.
This coupled with the fact that I firmly believe that Booth is totally aware of his feelings. His many, many Freudian slips. His covert glances at Bones to see if she realizes what he just said or is feeling, etc. So I see Booth confessing his feelings to someone and Brennan taking quite a while to acknowledge her feelings for him. Honestly if something further and real doesn't happen between them this season then it means they stagnate the storyline since it has been moving steadily forward toward love since the very beginning.

ITA also with the Moonlighting stuff. The fact that the ratings went down had a lot to do with the fact that once they had sex the large portion of the next season had them apart due to CS's maternity leave. The writing faltered.

Booth and Brennan are more of a Nick and Nora Charles then they are like Moonlighting.

Anonymous said...

Whatever Tv.com.. I want them together! As many people do!!

BB Shipper..

Lauren said...

@ Kat:

I disagree that Brennan doesn't want to commit. I do, however, agree that she doesn't want to get married, but that's very different than not committing. I think she's afraid to commit, afraid to admit that she loves someone. I mean, the people in her life that she's loved have all left her. And that can sometimes lead to a "if I love them, they'll leave me so it's better to not love them" viewpoint (however subconscious and irrational it may be).

Kat said...

@Lauren: Agree with your take that her commitment-phobia is a coping mechanism more than a philosophy but it would still be an issue they would have to work through. There is also the aspect to it that she doesn't want to be seen as someone's possession. (YOUR Forensic Anthropologist??) She's only very recently even seen any rationale behind monogamy so they still have a huge uphill battle. I think it would be an enormous step for Brennan to even admit she has strong feelings for Booth for the reasons you note. If you don't admit (even to yourself) you love someone than it won't hurt to lose them. re:*Pain in the Heart* Booth knows this tendency of hers well though-even though he still seems hurt by it at times-and would be the only man who seems to have the patience to wait her out.

Lauren said...

@Kat: Oh yes, it would definitely be an issue. And I agree that Booth would definitely wait her out on it, too. And that it would be rather huge for her to admit the feelings we all know she has.

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