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Jesus was not a zombie!

Okay, I feel kinda dirty saying this, but I LOVED tonight's Bones. I know, I know, back when I saw the preview I was all, they're going to marginalize and misrepresent the heritage of that proud and devastated city for the sake of a lame-ass crime drama with semi-witty banter and I do not approve! But I take it back, now. Sorry, NOLA, but it was sooooo worth it.

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snowdrifted
Apr. 20th, 2006 01:30 pm (UTC)
OMG! I actually squeed audibly when Booth burst into her hospital room. And touched her chin! And stole the earring! And protected her from the cop woman!

But DUDE. Angela/Hodgins, anyone? Hands?
mikijean
Apr. 20th, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
But DUDE. Angela/Hodgins, anyone? Hands?

Whaaaaaa? Wow. Wow! That might actually get me to watch again.

Glad it wasn't too horrible/offensive, Sus (or that if it was, there was plenty of squeee! to counteract that).
hannasus
Apr. 20th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
The Angela/Hodgins scene was a little out of left-field and kinda anvil-like, but still cute. It's not like he hasn't been acting like he's had the hots for her all season, but suddenly it was like, "I've got a major pining love crush on her and I'm gonna go be all sweet and sensitive and complimentary all over her so everyone knows it."

The NOLA stuff was decently tasteful and the voodoo story was no more egregious than any other depiction of voodoo in movies or television, so I'm letting it slide. At least they used some actual voodoo terms correctly. Okay, some of the depictions were a little over-the-top (real New Orlineans don't actually go around everywhere ordering beignets and calling everyone 'chere'). But they countered it with lots of voodoo jokes and self-mocking snark to let us know that they were perfectly aware of how lame a lot of it was.

"Everyone quit saying voodoo!"
"This whole state of affairs where Brennan runs around fighting crime? It's just stupid."
hannasus
Apr. 20th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, and the whole "Catholicism is no different than voodoo" conversation was brilliant and made it all so totally worth it.
snowdrifted
Apr. 20th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
Totally worth it.

"You're just saying that because you've been inculcated into the Judeo-Christian worldview."
hannasus
Apr. 20th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
I KNOW! And the "why are you so nice to me?" conversation? *swoon*

Angela's totally seen Hodgins' six-pack, too, so she should be all primed to hit that. Except for the fact that Booth's usually standing around being all... Booth, which would understandably distract one from the Hodgins love.
snowdrifted
Apr. 20th, 2006 02:16 pm (UTC)
And he even referenced LOTR with the "ring and a river of molten lava". ♥ Oh Booth, all is forgiven! Brennan-in-Jeopardy every week now, NEW RULE.

This is very true. See, all they have to do now is keep Booth & Brennan on location every week: divert Angela's attention to Hodgins and simultaneously force allow Booth & Brennan to spend more time together.

But we of course know Angela has the reservoirs of Artistic Angst & Passionate Love to tap into. Hodgins will catch her at a bad moment... she'll try to hide the tears and be all embarassed... He'll make a rude crack and she'll snark back... then he'll apologize... and the 'shippy music will play, over his bugs & slime and they'll kiss passionately in the lighted glow of her CGI-victim reconstruction... *bom chick bom bom*
hannasus
Apr. 20th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
And he even referenced LOTR with the "ring and a river of molten lava".

I'd forgotten about that! Even more to love!

Brennan-in-Jeopardy every week now, NEW RULE.

I'm a little torn, because the feminist in me doesn't like the female lead to be relegated to the role of constantly needing to be saved. On the other hand, I never love Boreanaz as much as when he's being all noble and protective and rushing in to save the day.

I guess as long as they keep the scales balanced so that they're both saving each other I'm fine. You know, blow Booth up with a refrigerator so she's all protective about him in the hospital, but then have him limp in to save her from the serial killer at the end. Everyone wins!

*bom chick bom bom*

Brilliant! Now go forth and write that fic!
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hannasus
Apr. 20th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
It was good. Like Christmas episode good. And there was lots of bad, too, to enable the mocking. The best of both worlds.
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hannasus
Apr. 20th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC)
Well don't get your hopes up too high. There were no wife-beaters or Christmas boxers or pull-ups or Stoned!Booths, after all. There weren't even any musical montages, come to think of it.
snowdrifted
Apr. 20th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
I'm a little torn, because the feminist in me doesn't like the female lead to be relegated to the role of constantly needing to be saved.

You're really right about that. Which is funny because it happens to her all the time in the books, so it should be happening even more in the show. :s This ep I liked how she kept control of the situation. And also how Booth didn't treat her like a victim. He was helping and protecting his colleage/friend/lover, and demanded respect for her from everyone else.

You know, blow Booth up with a refrigerator so she's all protective about him in the hospital, but then have him limp in to save her from the serial killer at the end. Everyone wins!

Whee! Just to mix it up next time they should make it a washing machine. Or dishwasher, maybe. To keep it real, you know. Or if they HAVE to blow up her fridge again, at least make it a naked fridge raid a la "I Will Remember You." *tsk*

Bwahaha! Oh god someone pull me back to my thesis today.
hannasus
Apr. 20th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC)
This ep I liked how she kept control of the situation. And also how Booth didn't treat her like a victim.

You're right, this ep hit just the right notes. For one thing, he never really saved her, just acted appropriately supportive and concerned without ever being patronizing. Plus, you totally could have switched their roles in this episode and it would have worked out about the same. Her being a victim had nothing to do with her sexuality or her gender, and in fact she wasn't much of a victim because she fought and escaped all on her very own and Booth only showed up afterwards to cluck fetchingly over her bruises. *swoon*

Or if they HAVE to blow up her fridge again, at least make it a naked fridge raid a la "I Will Remember You." *tsk*

Fudge Mint Chip everywhere! Especially on the naughty bits
mikijean
Apr. 20th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
I'm a little torn, because the feminist in me doesn't like the female lead to be relegated to the role of constantly needing to be saved. On the other hand, I never love Boreanaz as much as when he's being all noble and protective and rushing in to save the day.

But I don't like Brennan (it's freakin' Dr. Suess, lady!). So isn't having her get beaten up *and* having Booth be adorable really the best of both worlds? I might be able to suspend my rules of feminist engagement in that case. ;)
hannasus
Apr. 20th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
Precisely. You can enjoy seeing her get the crap knocked out of her, and then delight in watching him be all sensitive and concerned afterwards. Fun for the whole family!

And I have to say, she seems to be loosening up a bit lately and becoming a tad more likable. It's a slow process, and they still tend to throw in the occasional absurdity a la "I don't know who the Grinch is", but she's getting better. I'd even go so far as to say she was downright human in the episode where Angela's boyfriend goes missing. And did you see the one where she was dancing to Foreigner? Foreigner!
qill13
Apr. 27th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC)
"Jesus is NOT a zombie!"

::giggles hysterically::

Oh, I think I love this one already. Being generally clueless, I had no idea they were doing a NOLA ep. And they actually seem to have gotten parts of it right. Whoa.
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