Hello, and Happy Friday!
One thing that both makes me laugh and annoys me about BONES is that over the course of a year or two or even a month or two, I tend to forget my frustration with episodes or dialogue, etc, etc. Sometimes it’s soothed over with one glowing smile (like we talked about yesterday), sometimes it’s genuinely ‘fixed’ by the writers revealing more information that helps other items fall in to place.
But the other day, when I was sort of narrowing my eyes at some particular S6 thoughts I was having, I thought to myself, “Oh well, it will never be like it was.”
Ah, but then, I stopped myself in my own tracks, and sort of had to laugh. I haven’t been watching or writing about BONES since it first started, but I have since the middle of season three, and I’ve heard a variation of that phrase, “It will never be like it was” since I started.
And in a lot of ways, that is all true. Bones will never be like it was in season one or in season two. For me, those two seasons were very ‘intimate’, I watched them alone and didn’t know anyone else who was watching. I was free to form my own opinions and no one set out to prove me wrong 😀
The point is that those times with just me and my TV and the BONES theme song are now sort of sealed/locked in a very pure and rosy haze of nostalgia. But there were mistakes in those episodes. There were plot points I disagreed with. There were lines of dialogue I hated. Yet in season four, I longed for those season two days, etc.
And in season six, I was longing for those season four days…see what I mean?
I’m not necessarily trying to make this an open forum to complain about BONES (past or present), but more to ask this question– why are we so likely to smooth over past plot holes as “the good old days”? I’ll be honest…sometimes I feel a real fear that it could get SO bad that we look back on season six as ‘the good old days’. But no, that can’t be true, right? There is such an upswing that it can’t possibly happen, right???
That’s what I said in season four, haha!
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