Thursday, April 30, 2009

Live Thoughts & Discussion: The Beaver in the Otter

Once again, many of you have seen "The Beaver in the Otter," thanks to the early airing in Canada. Please hold yourselves back just one hour longer so that people who like to live post can do so without knowing what's going to happen.

And, the perpetual warning for the next couple of weeks:

Please, PLEASE, do not put spoilers for upcoming season 4 episodes in this discussion. Many, MANY of the blog readers here avoid spoilers entirely. I'm sure there will be plenty in this episode alone to discuss for everyone's enjoyment :) Check out the Spoiler posts if you want to dish about how this episode is related to/foreshadowing/setting up anything in particular.

Repeated plea - Pretty, pretty, please? With a cherry on top? People still did it for Mayhem last week. I know everyone is excited, but there are lots of people who successfully avoid spoilers entirely and they want to be able to discuss the episode along with everyone else here without fear of being spoiled.

EW Rates Bones Season 4

Thank you, Jill, for sending me this link.

EW's Ken Tucker has put forth his rating for Bones Season 4. Unfortunately, even this has Season Finale spoilers in it, so beware!

Since some of you can't read it yet, I will copy some of it here.

Bones began life as a combo police-science procedural based on Kathy Reichs' best-selling thrillers. Because Emily Deschanel’s Temperance ''Bones'' Brennan was a forensic anthropologist, the corpses were gruesome and frequently repellent to David Boreanaz's FBI special agent Seeley Booth assigned to Bones’ cases. At first the show built its audience with the playful disparity between the literal-minded rationality of the doctor and the goofy temper of the G-man.

By now, however, anyone coming to Bones (new viewer or old faithful) might be struck by how little the cases, the plots, actually matter. Half the time the episode's murder seems to be an excuse to make light jokes, banter, and maneuver Bones and Booth ever closer to more-than-smoochy intimacy. I mean this as a compliment: A thousand other shows are all about the crime solving—Bones stands out as TV's most dependable romantic screwball comedy.
Overall grade, B+

Do you think his grade is fair? Does this season deserve better, or worse? I was going to wait until the season was actually over to ask this, but he's already started the conversation!

Happy Bonesday!

Once again, Canada aired the Bones episode early. Please do not spoil anyone here and do NOT post download/watch links. I will delete them.

It would be nice if everyone would discuss in the "Live Thoughts and Discussion" post this evening, but if you MUST talk about it earlier, there is always the Spoiler Chat post for this episode.

I trust it was good, right? :)

"The Beaver in the Otter"

Promo - Stills - Discussion - Spoiler Chat

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