Friday, January 1, 2010

Nerd Girl of Note #44

While her sister gets lots of play for being über-cute, I have recently learned to love Emily Deschanel after learning to love Bones.

I never watched Bones until it started appearing in syndication. Deschanel's dry wit is very cutting and she has a miraculous deadpan delivery which is always snort inducing. Here is a favorite exchange (paraphrased) between Bones and and Booth (David Boreanaz, of Angel fame) when investigating a rash of pregnancies at a high school:

Booth: "Don't they teach Sex-Ed at this school?"

Bones: "If they do then there are serious gaps in the curriculum."

It's not that funny on "paper" but is great with her delivery.

So, if you haven't watched Bones, give it a try. I like it, and remember, I hate cop shows.


9 comments:

Pennie Varvarides said...

I love Bones =] It's funny and cute and has David Boreanaz in it which is always a good time.

Have you seen the episode with Zoey playing Bones' cousin? Hehe lots of awesome going on

Rex Venom said...

I am not a Bones watcher, though a friend has sort of introduced me to it.
I may have to give it another go!
Rock on!
& Happy New Years!

Darius Whiteplume said...

@Pennie - I have not seen that one yet, but hear it was fun.

@Rex - My only real problem with Bones is that everyone does everything - just like CSI. But then, how many characters can you really have on a 1hr show.

Ivan said...

Love the Wonder Woman costume!
Happy New Year!

Evilmonster said...

bones - rocks - wonder woman - rocks the two together... heaven!

Wings said...

Never watched a single episode of Bones, but she would be a great reason to!

Hey - You have won an award!

Caffeinated Joe - Kreativ Blogger Award

Rick "The Hat" Bman said...

I really enjoy Bones but it is never on at a convenient time for me to watch. I am occasionally able to find the time to watch the show online though. Emily does such a great job as Bones, she has a wonderful deadpan delivery. It also doesn't hurt that she is very beautiful.

Lacey said...

This is one of the best shows on TV right now for a number of reasons.

First, they have avoided the "Hey, lets go dark" route that so many other shows have taken. Hollywood is populated by bitter, light talented, boys who think that the only entertainment is "but what if he gets killed" entertainment. At a time when the next knock on the door may be from Uncle Sam saying "We regret to inform you," this type of entertainment plays thin.

Not that Bones is a puff show. It has successfully managed to flesh out its cast through the years. while maintaining its entertainment value.

Oddly enough, at a time when the Entertainment Industry strives to cut it self off from western traditions, Bones' best shows, for character development, have been it Christmas shows.

Darius Whiteplume said...

@Lacey - I love that they make her a pretty staunch Atheist; not just because that is my way, but because it is unusual to see one on tv. One was on last night where Boothe asked Bones what she believed in. She said "always swim with a buddy." :-)

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