May 15th, 2009

Bones finale!

okay, i feel like i should have more coherent thoughts, but I've watched this season so spastically that I don't feel like I've picked up on nearly as much as I should have, and I feel like this ep is one that DEMANDS THAT I BE SMARTER THAN I AM.

(Hart Hanson, if by some miracle you read this, please note that SWEETS IS THE BEST THING EVER NEVER HURT HIM, OKAY, I LOVE YOU.)

so i watched this once, tried to take a break and brush up on my bones meta (there is none that i can find, sadness :( - there's some decent speculation here and then there's this amazing preview of the season finale from the Huffington Post of all places, which you should all read because it totally, totally sums up why you can and should NEVER write off this show as the kooky ridiculous fluff-fest it might seem at first) and now i'm diving back in.

I should say at the outset that halfway through the first viewing I decided that this ep was a kooky tribute to Joss Whedon, and that one Buffy season finale (S4 I think? ahh, yes indeed) that was a complete dream ep, that made little sense initially but was a huge key to the next season. *adds in later: oh, and Hart Hanson basically confirms this reading (spoiler alert) on his twitter. So I'm going to try my best to read it that way, even though I will state outright that I waver between two opinions when it comes to Bones:

1) that it's a lot smarter than I give it credit for, and a lot of its underlying themes are more subtle and being developed over time much more gradually than the superficial Reason/Emotion war
2) it's just a show, i should really just relax.

So, if, you know, this all turns out to be a bunch of bullshit, I LAUGHED AT MYSELF FIRST. but it won't turn out to be a bunch of bullshit because it's BONES and Bones is AMAZING FOREVER ok, ok. do not diss my favorite show because it will calmly accept your diss, then steal your underwear through an elaborate scheme that involves you winding up hanging upside down from a flagpole, and laugh at you like the 7th-grade genius that it is.

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