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Bones
January 25th, 2008 01:56 am
I've been watching Bones the show that came out a couple of years ago with Angel (David Boreanaz) in it. It has really made me aware of how hip geekdom has become. The main character, Temperance Brennan, (known most commonly by her nickname of "Bones",) is a forensic anthropologist at the Smithsonian and she personifies the ultimate geek. (Well -- the ultimate attractive, single, fashionable, athletic, female geek that is -- the Hollywood ultimate geek.) She is painfully literal. Totally oblivious to pop culture references. Expects actions to be logical, beliefs to be based on evidence, and is utterly baffled when the creatures around her behave in ways that defy her best scientific efforts to explain. She is even an atheist!

I love it.

I love that she frequently, unabashedly proclaims, "I don't know what that means," usually referring to some apparently obvious pop culture allusion.

I love how, at that point in episode where everyone is going with their gut feeling, where normally I would yell at the screen, "But you have no evidence for that!" I don't get the chance, because she scolds the offending character saying, "But that is just conjecture! You have no hard facts!"

In a recent episode, her friend was unburdening herself of her romantic woes, and wondering, "What if that was The One"? What if I just missed my chance?" Dr. Brennan responded using the usual comforting noises one would expect, "You'll get another chance, you'll find someone else." Her friend demanded, "But how do you know that?"

Dr. Brennon's impassioned response was, "I know because nothing in this universe is unique."

It brought a tear to my eye.

Oh, also, she kicks people's ass a lot. That's always hot.
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From:alchemi
Date:January 25th, 2008 - 02:29 am
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I like the show a lot too. In part for those reasons. (Although I think she's a little slow to change/adapt and it can be annoying).
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From:nix_nevermind
Date:January 25th, 2008 - 05:51 pm
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I had no idea you watched this show, but I like it a lot too. Temperance Brennan is one of my favorite teevee badasses, up there with House and Brock Samson. I love watching people who are awesome at what they do, and don't take any shit about it. It reminds me to keep trying to be one of those people...

Also Abby from NCIS. And Gibbs. Hell, everybody.
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From:hnybny
Date:January 25th, 2008 - 05:56 pm
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Bones is one of the few shows I can stomach on broadcast Tv these days. I like her character's emotional detachment from mainstream *squickiness* (yeah, not a word, but you get it.
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From:suburban_gypsy
Date:January 26th, 2008 - 01:11 am
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I'm glad that there are shows on television now for you androids to enjoy. :) I imagine that you watching shows where people make decisions off their intuition and whatnot is something akin to when I watch shows where people give each other absolutely unreasonable, I daresay mythological advice about relationships and then things work out for these people because it's on television.
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