The Post Goes Through Past Shows and Movies Featuring Locals
By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter
For many families during the Stay at Home order, finding a show for everyone to enjoy can be a key component to keeping the family in one room, on one device.
Most recently, I have been watching former Palisadian Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in FOX’s longest-running procedural drama, which is based on real-life anthropologist Kathy Reichs.
The storyline follows an anthropologist and an FBI agent who build a team to investigate murders, when often the only evidence available is bones. The audience knows what kind of story to expect and the show delivers.
I love the debate between science and faith that goes on each episode between the two main characters, Dr. Temperance Brennan (Deschanel) and FBI agent Seeley Booth (Boreanaz). Deschanel’s character also publishes her written work.
I’m really enjoying the show due to the corny banter between the characters, and the fact that it’s a stress-free show because each episode is so consistent.
The shows nails the juxtaposition of Bones’ character missing some routine social cues and Booth acting confident, upbeat and cocky. It’s also satisfying to see Booth respect Bones’ opinion as a forensic anthropologist and smart person.
The cast of supporting characters is entertaining as well. Tamaya Taylor plays Dr. Camille Saroyan, the head of the Forensic Division, with a mixture of authority and great fashion.
At the same time, it’s fun to see T.J. Thyne in the role of Dr. Jack Hodgins, an entomologist, mineralogist and botanist who enthuses over bugs and gross things winning him nicknames like “The Bug and Slime Guy” or “Bugboy.”
The show is set at the imaginary Jeffersonian Institute, which looks similar to the Smithsonian Institute but is actually the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.
It works for families wanting to put the kids to bed because in most episodes, the mystery is concluded at the end of the hour without a cliffhanger.
The lead character actors Deschanel and Boreanaz stayed consistent throughout the entire series—all 246 episodes and 12 seasons.
“Bones” is available on Hulu, running 40 minutes per episode.
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