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Bones: The Complete First Season
Bones The Complete First Season
Actors: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan, J Thyne
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2006     15hr 46min

David Boreanaz (Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) stars as F.B.I. Agent Seeley Booth, who teams up with forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) to solve some of the most baffling and bizarre...  more »

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Actors: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan, J Thyne
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/28/2006
Original Release Date: 09/13/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 09/13/2005
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 15hr 46min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 20
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Spanish, English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 4/11/2014...
We like the first season so well that we have ordered subsequent seasons. I give this 4 stars.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Nick W. (Nick1899) from FORT WORTH, TX
Reviewed on 3/25/2014...
This rivals NCIS and CSI for crime dramas. The characters all interact well and make it enjoyable for those watching. It is a good mixture of comedy, drama and action always making it a pleasure to spend time with.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Tracey C. from MARSTONS MLS, MA
Reviewed on 9/27/2011...
I really enjoy this series. If you have seen any episodes, the first season explains how it all begins. The relationship between Bones and Booth is unique and alot of fun to watch. They compliment each other perfectly. Also the team at the Jeffersonian work very well together. You sit on the edge of your seat waiting to see what they will come up with next. Quite a funny and exciting series to watch.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Kim C. (snapshot) from CALDWELL, ID
Reviewed on 8/26/2010...
I love this show! The characters are very like-able. I care about them all, which is rare for me. They each bring something different and unique, drawing you more into the show. Also, the stories are interesting to me. Although I could never work in forensics myself, I am intrigued by it. It's interesting to see how they can use microscopic stuff to help determine pieces of the murder puzzle.

I would recommend this show, but would caution anyone with a weak stomach. Some of the bodies they find are pretty gruesome.
5 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Squints, rejoice!
H. Bala | Carson - hey, we have an IKEA store! - CA USA | 08/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Good to see Bones: The Complete First Season is out on dvd. I've waited for this. Debuting in September 2005 on the Fox Network, Bones very quickly garnered rave reviews and amassed a loyal following. Bones is loosely inspired by real life forensic anthropologist and author Kathy Reichs. This funny, clever, sometimes gross, and totally addictive crime drama centers around forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperence Brennan (Emily Deschanel), who toils out of the Jeffersonian Institution and, on the side, writes mysteries starring her fictional heroine (and here's the twist) Kathy Reichs. Because Brennan has an almost supernatural ability to generate accurate assumptions based on her examination of the corpse's bones, she is often consulted by the FBI on difficult, seemingly unsolvable cases. She is frequently partnered by brash wiseacre FBI Special Agent Seely Booth (David Boreanaz), who seems to hold a bias against science and those who practice in that field. It's Booth who breezily saddles Brennan with the nickname "Bones." Naturally intuitive and freewheeling, Booth immediately is at odds with the clinically analytical Brennan. But, despite their personality clashes, and with the aid of Brennan's gifted and quirky colleagues, the cases do get solved.

It's no great secret that the palpable chemistry between Deschanel and Boreanaz is what actually propels the show and is what separates it from the other, more formulaic, dispassionate crime dramas. Every week, fans tune in for the leads' deliciously caustic banter more so than for the weekly dose of mystery. You see, the mystery jones can be fixed by viewing any other one of the gazillion forensic dramas so currently prevalent on the airwaves. So the mystery is basically the MacGuffin that drives the show forward. But the cantankerous chemistry - that palpable "something" between the two leads as they hilariously bicker and wrangle - is definitely unique to this show. You won't find this sort of wicked rapport going on in any of the CSI or Law & Order shows.

Emily Deschanel is a find. I haven't seen her before but she's awfully good and ingratiating enough with her acerbic character. She imbues Brennan with a cooly detached yet vulnerable and lonely quality that intrigues and endears her to the fans. Her social awkwardness and pop culture ignorance are also quite charming. It's pretty funny that a mention made regarding a pop culture reference almost always elicits a response of "I don't know what that means" from the clueless Bones. And, of course, her expertise in the martial arts doesn't detract from her allure.

And David Boreanaz. Yeah, I found it difficult going, at first, watching him in a new role, seeing as how I'm a fan of Buffy and Angel. But it helps that Booth isn't much like our vampire with a soul. This ex-Army Ranger Special Agent is breezy, personable, and outgoing, not brooding, tortured, and introspective like Angelus (although Booth, also, is trying to atone for past actions). So, the transition, while disconcerting for me, was ultimately smooth enough. Boreanaz brings such command, self-assurance and charm to his character that I bought into it soon enough.

My favorite episodes are the pilot episode, where we are introduced to the cast; "The Man in the Fallout Shelter" - the team is quarantied together in the Jeffersonian during Christmas and we learn personal stuff about the characters; "Two Bodies in the Lab" - character development galore in this episode as Brennan dates on-line and is targeted while she works on two cases; "The Superhero in the Alley" - a decomposed body is found wearing a superhero costume; and "The Woman in Limbo" - a gripping, emotional season finale as Brennan discovers shocking facts about her parents.

Special Features contain episode commentaries on the "Pilot" (with Exec. Producer Barry Josephson & Series Creator Hart Hanson) and "Two Bodies in the Lab" (with David Boreanaz & Emily Deschanel); Disc 4 has "Squints" - an 8-minute-long behind-the-scenes look; "The Real Definition" - A "squint's" guide to forensic terminology; and "Bones: Inspired by the Life of Forensic Anthropologist and Author Kathy Reichs" (with, of course, an interview with Kathy Reichs); and character profiles.

So, to sum it up, this show has a lot to offer. It has a fabulous cast, great character development, and engrossing, well-crafted storylines. The forensic geek, the drama lover, the repartee admirer, the romantic (have patience) - all can meet here and each is guaranteed to come away with something from this intense, smart, funny series. Long live Bones, long may she "squint."

Here's a list of the 22 episodes:

1. "Pilot"
2. "The Man in the S.U.V."
3. "A Boy in the Tree"
4. "The Man in the Bear"
5. "A Boy in a Bush"
6. "The Man in the Wall"
7. "A Man on Death Row"
8. "The Girl in theFridge"
9. "The Man in the Fallout Shelter"
10. "The Woman at the Airport"
11. "The Woman in the Car"
12. "The Superhero in the Alley"
13. "The Woman in the Garden"
14. "The Man on the Fairway"
15. "Two Bodies in the Lab"
16. "The Woman in the Tunnel"
17. "The Skull in the Desert"
18. "The Man with the Bone"
19. "The Man in the Morgue"
20. "The Graft in the Girl"
21. "The Soldier on the Grave"
22. "The Woman in Limbo"
Not Just Another 'CSI'
Buffy | 08/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm not into all of the crime dramas that have currently taken over television (aside from the fabulous Cold Case). However, I found myself thoroughly enjoying the first season of Bones, which seemed to get better with every new episode. People talk about the romantic chemistry between Agent Booth (David Boreanaz) and Dr. Brennan (Emily Deschanel), but personally I love the playful chemistry they have as friends. As intelligent as Dr. Brennan is, she doesn't possess a lot of people skills and is constantly being taught to appear more sympathetic and less harsh by Booth (in a kind of role reversal) and her best friend, Angela. As the season progresses, we see her opening up a little more and viewing other people as individuals rather than simply as part of the cultures she's studied. We also see the trust and friendship being built between her and Agent Booth. Though the show's subject matter is often very unpleasant, the main characters all have a certain charm that makes it very enjoyable to watch. The show also has a delightful sense of humor that I think is lacking in most of the other dramas on TV. The writing is smart and David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel are extremely likable as the two leads."
Thumbs up for Bones and a wonderful cast
D. Brunner | SoCal | 12/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Being a person who enjoys not viewing a show on television but instead waits for it to come on dvd, I couldn't have been more pleased with this delightful show. Being a fan of David Boreanaz I thought I would give this show a try. I'm not normally a fan of crime shows but as I stated a had an interest in the cast. While I enjoyed Boreanaz in it as I knew I would I fell in love with Emily Deschanel's character. She plays one of the most interesting people on television today.

The banter that goes on between these two main characters is a joy to watch. I'll even say that the two of them may have the best chemistry on tv. Boreanaz plays tough as nails but nice guy in the inside Agent Seely Booth, and Deschanel plays Dr Temperance Brennan a forensic anthropologist. Booth who works for the FBI investigates the murders that occur and Brennan determines the cause of death and uncovers clues based on the bones.

Each episode plays as a stand alone but the character dynamics build throughout the season and really is a joy to watch. As I said I'm not a huge fan of crime dramas but if for nothing else I deeply enjoyed the cast of this excellent show. And also loved the crime aspect as it is done differently than other crime solving shows.

I highly suggest this wonderful show. If you appreciate character relationships than you will love this show."