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31 August 2006 @ 09:19 am
Bones & (A Little Bit of) Justice  
Well, my sister sat down and watched my 2nd favorite new show (Bones) from last season's premiere with me (the first being my beloved, cancelled too-soon Killer Instinct). We also watched a bit of the new Victor Garber show, Justice. My thoughts and hers below the cut.



So Bones: It was great having my show back. I didn't dislike Camille right away. Of course the fact that I remembered the actress from Serenity and that she's good helped. I actually liked her through most of the show, my only problems were the slightly flirty scenes with Booth. Grrr.

It wasn't a great episode, but it was good. I loved that the credits actually make sense now. ED/DB have dual billing and the actor's name is paired with the actor's face, unlike the lameness of last season's credits. Also, maybe I'm strangely blanking on it, but I don't recall them doing those CSI-type of close-ups/flashbacks last season. I DO NOT LIKE IT! Go away.

As for my sister, she liked the show and really liked Emily Deschanel and Bones, which is cool, because she basically said what I thought when I first watched it. And funny, she watched Angel and so when we saw Bones in sunlight at the end of the show, she was like "eh, Angel's in the sunlight. Weird." And I had to tell her how so many BtVS/Angel viewers had that response when first watching the show. Heh.

Hmm, Justice ... I love Victor Garber, but honestly, what I saw I wasn't impressed. I need to watch the whole thing. My problem is that, I think there is a REALLY good show, but it's damn near hidden behind all the super-neato-cool glitz and slick camera angles and shots. It was just trying too hard. I dunno, I may feel differently after watching the whole thing.
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Stephsmiles1_9 on August 31st, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
I am so glad your sister liked "Bones"! I'm so glad it's back on I've missed it so! I didn't like Camille. I don't hate her, I just ...I don't know. I think I need some time to warm up to her.

I totally agree with you on "Justice". It was too flashy! The show was good. I LOVE Victor of course and he didn't disappoint, and I actually really liked Kerr Smith in it as well. I think they just need to tone it down a little, all that jazz took away from the storyline.
Arabian: Doylearabian on August 31st, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I liked what I saw of Kerr Smith. Sad to know that the rest of the episode is still overshadowed by the over-the-top jazz. I'll still try and watch the whole thing if I can though, and of course, I have to watch next week as I read that Amanda Seyfried is on it. Woohoo!!!
Sylvike: Lion w/specsfishsanwitt on August 31st, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
I *totally* agree about 'Justice'. It was *too* much, zipping this way and that - trying too hard, but how lovely to see SpyDaddy (as someone else said) again?

And we watched 'Bones' - David is as yummy and wonderful as ever :) I haven't warmed up to the rest of the cast, but he keeps me coming back.
Arabian: Frisky Businessarabian on August 31st, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC)
Again, sad that it keeps it up. Maybe it will tone down in future eps?

You know, DB NEVER did anything for me on BtVS or Angel, but on Bones? He's salty goodness ALL THE WAY!!! I do love ED also, though.
Sylvike: Card talkingfishsanwitt on September 1st, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)
Salty goodness indeed :)

Maybe ED will grow on me, but nothing so far.
harper47harper47 on August 31st, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC)
Hmmm - I loved Bones last year. And I thought there were several good moments last night but I don't think I like the new boss very much. First I miss Goodman and I don't think his character would have just ducked out without letting Bones know. Secondly, the new boss just seems all kinds of cliche to me. I don't like the actress very much and every scene she was in I just felt like - hurry up and get this over with. Plus her extra scenes really took away from making the victims real to me- they seemed very cardboard last night.

Thirdly - I like the Man of Spam type of experiments and if she's going to mess with that - she has to go!

DB really slimmed down a lot for this role and it suits him. He was getting a little beefy towards the end of Angel (must of been all that synthetic blood - hee!)and I think it rachets up his sex appeal. The chemistry between the leads was still there and nice and strong. Loved his human remains line to Cam.

But bottom line the show was a little meh to me - not quite the premier I was looking for. Insertion of new characters is always awkward so I'll cut them some slack but why tamper with a good thing? I liked the way it was last year.

Justice - honestly I only saw bits and pieces but I liked what I saw. I'll always love VG because he kicks all kinds of acting ass but I also liked Kerr Smith last night too (now what was TVguide talking about?) Didn't catch it all as I said but I caught enough to want to watch it again.

(which bummer - I already have way too many new shows I want to check out this year)
Arabian: happyjoyarabian on August 31st, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I wasn't as impressed with Bones as I hoped to be, but thinking on last year, the first episode wasn't impressive either and I don't really know many eps (other than a few) that were all that impressive on their own. It was the build-up, the weekly familiarity of the characters that made me love the show. I'm hoping that in a week or two, that growing love will be there again.

I like the Man of Spam type of experiments and if she's going to mess with that - she has to go!

YES!

Justice - honestly I only saw bits and pieces but I liked what I saw. I'll always love VG because he kicks all kinds of acting ass but I also liked Kerr Smith last night too (now what was TVguide talking about?) Didn't catch it all as I said but I caught enough to want to watch it again.

I need to watch the whole thing, and uhm, yeah Amanda Seyfried is on next week, so woohoo, it becomes appointment TV!

(which bummer - I already have way too many new shows I want to check out this year)

My Fall EW TV Guide is waiting for me at home (unless the issue hasn't come out yet, which makes no sense as the fall tv season started THIS week), and I'll make my list based on that.