While it may not have been my favorite episode ever (the show has, after all, set the bar pretty high), the Bones “The 200th in the 10th” episode (in celebration of the series 200 episode run) was a genuinely heart-tugging and funny visual spectacular! In homage to the series’ Hitchcock-like roots, the episode took the entire Jeffersonian team back to the 1950s to give their world the look and feel of an old Hollywood style crime/comedy romp, or, as executive producer Stephen Nathan calls it, a ‘Crimedy’…
We’re a procedural romantic comedy—we’ve always called ourselves a crimedy, so we’re a romantic crimedy—and that’s what Hitchcock did. Whether it’s To Catch a Thief, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much—they were basically love stories set against a very nefarious background. So what we’ve done is find a way to retell the story of our characters, and our characters fit very well in this.
In case you didn’t see it, here are a couple of the trailers for the episode to give you a feel for what you missed…
Now I know there may be some amongst you that don’t watch Bones – perhaps you’ve been in a coma for the last 10 years, or you’re one of those tree-hugging, ‘I don’t watch TV’ types – but are nevertheless curious as to what the brouhaha is all about. Well, fan or not, you are indeed in luck if getting a ‘deeper understanding’ of the series is what you want, because I’ve found the ultimate Bones catch-up tool for you!
Bones fans, behold the most impressive thing you’ll see today.
In celebration of next week’s 200th episode, an army of fans teamed up with Fox to create a by-the-numbers tribute to the show in a way only a true Bonehead could. In the infographic, exclusive to Mashable, this is particularly evident in section 5, “the relations for the shippers.”
Image reblogged from Fan-made ‘Bones’ infographic gives by-the-numbers breakdown of the show on Mashable.com
Wowzers! 😜 If that doesn’t inspire you to start watching Bones, I don’t what will! 😍
I want ice water.
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