Acquiescing to the recommendations of many, Wes and I watched the first season of Bones this weekend. This show could have gone either way for me. On the one hand, I love me some forensic anthropology. On the other, I cannot stand Zooey Deschanel and her sister looks (and speaks, for that matter) a bit too much like her for me to like her out of hand.
Don’t ask me why I can’t stand one of the arguably most adorable and likeable actresses in the world. I just don’t. I’m sure she’s a lovely person in real life, I just can’t stand her acting. She’s always smug and aggressively quirky and it grates on my nerves like no one’s business.
Anyway, Bones. In my humble opinion, the show has some really interesting cases. It’s always a bonus when your choice of mind-numbing relaxation helps you learn strange facts you can use to turn everyday conversations into awkward silences (Wanna know the correct way to slit someone’s neck? being an optimal example).
Aside from the cases, though, there was really nothing that held our interest. There’s this strange, hammed-up battle being waged between the Feds and the scientists that you’re plunged right into and that never really rings true. Why would you be so rude to the agency that signs your paychecks?
The characters are likewise stilted, at least at the beginning. The main character is overtly written to be the hardcore-scientist-who-cares-for-nothing-but-data type and, even though she’s supposedly written a book with steamy love scenes in it, you honestly can’t imagine her being any more sensual than, say, a box of Macaroni & Cheese.
If we hadn’t had nothing else to watch, we probably wouldn’t have made it through the rest of the season. I’m glad we did, though, because the end of the season was much stronger than the beginning. We may actually watch the second season, once we’re through with NCIS. Supposedly, NCIS is the second coming of TV shows so we’re excited to take a peek. Of course, as with everything else, you can expect my opinion on that to come soon.
Aside from watching Bones, Wes and I had a very busy weekend. We watched The Pursuit of Happyness on Saturday (do not even get me started on that ruinous heap of wasted time) and ate tortellinis (of Wes’ making) and creme brulee (of my own). We spent the holiday the way we spend most of our time together: Laughing and eating.
The rest of the weekend was spent running errands, cleaning, doing yardwork, and coding this blog. Now it’s Monday and I still feel like I could use another weekend right about now. Either that or a martini. Maybe a martini and a vacation. Yes, I could definitely use a martini and a vacation right now.