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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Fl_Gulfer, Apr 21, 2011.
Just finished the ep. I didn't think it was too bad. I'll watch the spin off and give it a chance.
Me too. Michael Clark Duncan and Saffron Burrows? Even Geoff Stults was recognizable, although I didn't know his name. And Mini Anden? Too bad she won't be on the spin-off. I hadn't heard there was even going to be a Bones spin-off, but this cast list immediately made the idea spring to mind.
I'll give the spin-off a chance. The concept has possibilities, IMO.
I hated it. I think it's the worst episode of "Bones" ever (and that's saying something given my complete hatred for the "Booth has brain damage, lets see what sort of fantasy world his mind comes up with" episode.
I like Michael Clark Duncan a lot, but I couldn't stand the other characters in the pilot portion of our episode. I won't be watching it, and it's bad enough that I'm starting to hope they just cancel Bones before it gets much worse.
Well, to be fair, they've long since lost their way (as Rob points out) and the characters aren't even themselves any more (especially Temperance!) so I've been leaning that way for a while. This just cements it. A once good show that has passed it's prime and is time to go.
So I should just go ahead and delete it without watching??
No, give it a go, see if you like the new characters.
What's strange is that the Locator books have nothing to do with the Temperance Brennan books. It seems a really strange idea for a "spin-off". I don't see why they did things this way instead of a traditional pilot in the fall.
BTW: I just watched the JAG episode that served as the back-door pilot for NCIS and I was amazed at all the changes they made to the NCIS characters between the JAG episode and when the series started. So even if you didn't like some of the characters or their traits on the Bones episode, don't necessarily give up on The Locator.
And on that note: Anyway else read The Locator books? I picked them up when I heard about this weird "spin-off" and I have to say that the characters seems to have very little to do with the books' characters. For example, in the books, "Ike" is a 80-some-year old Caribbean black man, not a 30-something white British chick...
It wasn't Bones. Other than that I thought it was fine.
I liked Geoff Stults, so I'm going to risk it.
I had no idea there was to be a spin-off and had to check in here while watching. I'll have to watch the rest before deciding. Dude is definitely hot enough to keep my attention... Interesting 'gift' too. And I like the other two actors. We shall see...
Well Burrows is British but she seemed too be trying to hard for a "lower class" English accent.
No, the worst episode would be the final Gormagon episode.
I found the lead finder character very annoying and in that scene with the boat girl, I found him rather creepy as well.
(And what was with that whole strip down bit in the guy's apartment other than to show off his abs?)
So I don't have a lot interest in Hart Hanson's new series about him.
Please, they totally jettisoned any attempt at consistent characterization with the whole "Zack is Gormagon's apprentice" thing.
I mean that whole bit last week with Nigel-Murray being an alcoholic. What?
And this show was never that good in the first place. It lost most of credibility for me in the pilot with Angela flashing that ticket agent.
It's historically been a "turn off your brain" type of show for me.
That part I got... he was trying to "inhabit" the dead guy's life as totally as possible. Sitting the same place he would have sat, with the same cup and teapot on the table in the same place, etc., etc. The stripping down was all a part of that.
I got the part about him sizing up the dead guy by sitting in his stuff and recreating his life.
My point was, why was it necessary for him to strip down, other than to show off his abs.
Stripping down to his skivvies is one thing. The whole phone conversation with Bones while on the throne was another -- and completely unnecessary.
ahhhhh gratuitous skin in a Hollywood production. About time I get to see some I like!!
Overall, I liked the episode, but it was a clumsy way to introduce a new show.
I think it would have been better if they had done a two part cross-over.
If 'The Finder' becomes reality, I'll give it a chance based on what I saw. I recognize that big black actor (don't know his name ) and like his attitude, plus Saffron Burrows is easy on the eyes...
All this! Clumsy is a good descriptor. And, trade Saffron for the finder guy.
Without Saffron Burrows, there is no chance I would give this show a chance. With her, I'll give it a chance.
That was one of the best parts of the episode!
I'm glad they got Geoff Stults instead of his brother... he was always the better actor and less annoying one on 7th Heaven.
Oops I just outed myself as actually watching 7th Heaven.
Hey, if it had been a hot woman there wouldn't have been the first iota of complaining.