I love the idea behind Numb3rs – the very basics of logic (maths) to solve crimes. Implementing a purely logical approach to explain an illogical act (human interactions) is a fantastic idea. So, combining maths with crime solving is a truly unique and fascinating way in which to approach the crime genre in TV.
The changes that begun in the seventh season of Bones smoothly morph into a new dynamic and new relationships throughout the eighth season of Bones. Although there are many ups and downs, and honestly, who doesn’t like a roller coaster ride of emotions in a series? Booth and Brennan finally seem to settle into their relationship and parenthood.
This season changed the tone of Bones completely. This entirely different ‘feel’ is a welcome change, it shows that the writers and creators of the show do not remain stagnant in their creativity. Not only has Booth and Bones’ relationship completely changed, but she also becomes a mother. I love that, like everything else that Brennan does in the series, she doesn’t act purely conventionally when raising her young child. Nor does she acclimate into having a relationship with Booth steadily. But, these challenges and character quirks that we have all become so used to add humour and flavour to situations that would otherwise be quite disturbing and droll.
This is the season of chasing. Brennan chases Booth as Booth pursues his relationship with Hannah. It is also about Booth chasing the anti-Booth, the main villain within this story. And, as with all good stories, the chase is the journey, but there are some great and fascinating conclusions to these races of the heart. I spent most of season six on the edge of my seat, waiting to see what would come next, and obstinately holding my breath.
This is my least favourite season of Bones to date. It is still brilliant, full of great science and engaging plot lines, but it is just lacking that extra thing that the other seasons seem to have. Although, the story did slowly build until the stunning season finale. It is this climax of the season that helps to redeem the series in my eyes. A heart pluckingly beautiful season finale that is full of a heartfelt farewell with things left unspoken and words left unsaid.
After the chilling season finale of season three, it was hard to see how the Bones cast would return for season four. But, the expansion of the ‘family’ was brilliantly done and actually made me love the series even more. Zack was gorgeous and easy to love, but having the flexibility of multiple interns gave the stories in each episode entirely different and unique flavours. The variety drew me in beautifully.
The third season of Bones was disappointingly short and left me wanting so much more, but it was still amazing. This was the season of deepening relationships between the characters. The first two seasons introduced our beloved cast and forged the relationships between them. But it was in this year that those relationships became so much more meaningful and deep. Even the Angela – Jack relationship was expanded upon in the form of hunting for her ex-husband.
As seems to be a recurring theme for me lately, I decided to read The Surgeon because I love the TV show Rizzoli & Isles. And, I really wasn’t disappointed. Like all good remakes of books, the storylines were recognisable, but still different enough that I had absolutely no idea what was about to happen. Needless to say, it was a great read and a total page turner.
I loved this follow-up to The Surgeon. For starters, the storyline followed flawlessly, and there were the first glimpses of the cracks in Rizzoli’s armour. Dr. Isles was also introduced in this book as an aloof and vague character, since the series is called Rizzoli and Isles, I assume that she will play a far larger role in books to come.
I found James incredibly hard to love in The Killing. From the first CHERUB book, you understand that he is a rebel and not exactly completely moral, but by the fourth book, he is incredibly; well, douche. But, after moving on from James’ stupidity, this is, like all the other CHERUB books (thus far) a great read, and highly recommended.