Bones, Vamps & Other TV Scamps (2)

one less tvMy tv after the last Season 6 episode of Bones!

Bones

Ack.  I have read things around the net, and this is just one of them, that have me mad about this show.  The idea that Hannah and Brennan  are showing “a positive friendship between strong women” is just nonsensical.  I should really stop reading these articles because they just make me crazy.

People, producers, show writers, whomever, please watch your show.  Brennan has strong relationships with at least two women. I have been watching Brennan’s relationship with Angela for the last five years.  I know that you probably don’t know about Angela since we hardly ever see her anymore, but she and Brennan are best friends. They are completely different, strong and vibrant women who are crazy about each other, and whom have supported each another for many, many years.  Brennan, the perfectionist  and workaholic,  dropped work completely – without hesitation, and flew to the desert to help Angela find out what had happened to her (then missing) boyfriend.  Bones made Booth drop everything to come and help her.  Angela went to JAIL rather than give testimony that could put Brenman’s father in prison, after everyone else, Booth included, took the easy way out and testified against Max by saying it was what Brennan wanted.

I could go on for a long, long time about how much they mean to each other, but let’s not forget Cam.  She and Brennan have come a long way. When Cam was first introduced they were downright adversarial but they have built something that extends far beyond professional courtesy.  Brennan has friends, and female ones at that.  Strong friendships.  And since when are they righting the wrongs of strong female friendships on television.  Quite frankly, I didn’t know it was an issue.

There is no need to ever be friends with the woman who is shacking up with the man you love.  Pretend civility? Yes. Feign interest?  Maybe. Bond? No.  I understand that everyone loves the actress that they are working with, but she is not Hannah, and we don’t love Hannah like you all love Kathryn Winnick. She knew from jump that she was coming on a show to come between a very popular duo.  She does not get to stay for a long time. Stop the madness.

Spoilers for the episode after the hiatus have Hannah avoiding Brennan after she finds out her full history with Booth.  And I am supposed to care because?  I am not gonna cry for Hannah because she is just figuring out that SHE is the other woman.  How they write her as being so smart and perceptive and wonderful, yet completely oblivious to the chemistry/awkwardness/tension between Bones and Booth is insane. Even Clarke Edison wonders why Booth and Bones haven’t gotten it on.

Anywho, I have been safely ensconced in Season 3, watching old episodes and loving it.  There is no Season 6.

Vampire Diaries

I love this show.  I have my things that I whine about, but this show is mostly a good time.  It’s interesting, the actors (and actresses) are easy on the eyes and the storyline mostly makes sense and moves along quickly.  However, it strains credibility big time that almost every female on the show is all about Stefan.  To each his own, but I have to say that Stefan was attractive in the five minutes before his brother showed up, and I haven’t had much use for him since.  Michelle (My Books. My Life.) would leave her husband for him, and I want a husband just so that I too can leave him for Damon! The least they can do is have women throw themselves at him a little, and maybe give him a steady main squeeze.  This Rose girl had the right idea when she threw herself in front of a wolf for him.  That can happen a little more.

Dexter

I just started watching Season 1 since everyone loves and raves about this show, and pretty much nothing else is on.  I love that you can just sit and watch whole seasons of tv in one sitting.  I am only at episode three, but Dexter’s sister is starting to grate on me.  It’s touching the way he tries to look out for her as much as he, as a sociopath, can.  I am wondering what in the world he is going to do about his boss, because it is clear that he will not be able to hold her off for long.  Why hasn’t he mentioned that he has a girlfriend?  I close my eyes or leave the room when he kills people.  Really, I get it.  I get it.

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19 Comments

  1. I really have no clue why women are ga ga over Stefan when DAMON is on the screen! Seriously! I have his picture as my Nook wallpaper (which my husband hates!) So yeah…I am a huge fan of the Vampire Diaries!

    1. It just baffles the mind. Oh, and Melissa you won the book for book club. The Last Brother was sent to you today. Looking forward to the discussion in February.

  2. I have a little more time on my hands today, as I am destined to sit here waiting all day for furniture delivery. So I am going to comment even though I have nothing good to add. I don’t watch much TV, with the exception of American Idol and Amazing Race. But my daughter LOVES The Vampire Diaries. She is reading the books. She is all about the blood suckers. She wanted to start watching Bones but I cut her off because I overheard one episode when a couple of the women were talking about the size of men’s penises.

  3. I really enjoy the Vampire Diaries, but I really think both of the lead men are hot. I can’t decide! Sometimes I think Damon is hotter, but on other days, its Stefan. Yup…on the fence…but I’ll take them both…just don’t tell my husband. 🙂

  4. I love this post so much. I can’t stand Hannah. She needs to leave. It’s been 5 1/2 seasons. Can we please have Bones and Booth give it a shot? Please.

    And Damon is so superior to Stephan. I’m reminded of everyone loving Dawson over Pacey. It makes no sense.

    1. Yes. Enough already. The thing that bothers me most about Hannah is that they are treating her like a character that we care about. If she must be with Booth I want her offscreen. I want to see her at MOST two minutes per epi. But they’re in bed, she’s bonding with Parker, she gets a hospital scene and shooting. It bugs me that they build story around her. I DON’T care.

      The Vampire Diaries people have lost their minds. I have no idea what they are smoking that Damon doesn’t have a girlfriend, a groupie, a fwb – somebody. I never got the Dawson thing either. I was a Pacey Fan First.

  5. I don’t watch either Bones of Vampire Diaries so I can’t comment on either of those but my husband and I have just finished watching season 1 of Dexter and I am totally with you on how annoying his sister is. I can’t stand her. I’m really am enjoying everything else(I have my husband tell me when the too gruesome scenes are over).

  6. I am totally with you on Vampire Diaries! Brian (my husband) always gives me smack about Damon (and Alex O’Loughlin on Hawaii Five-O). 🙂

  7. I seriously used to wonder that every woman on TVD have no clue about men, since they are all over Stefan. Seriously, if I was on TVD and had my way, I would have got hold of Damon and branded him as my man. That’s it – The End.

    1. I know, right. That makes sense to me. I keep hoping they will let someone do that on the show so I can live vicariously through that person.

  8. i totally don’t understand why they keep saying that brennan and hannah are becoming such friends. they have no connection at all, just awkward interchanges. like you said, if you want to see a wonderful friendship on the show look at brennan and angela. i feel like since bringing in hannah they’ve completely changed the dynamic between brennan and booth. it’s like they’re not even friends anymore! i think my biggest problem with hannah is that we, as the viewers, no of no reason why booth fell in love with her. perhaps if we’d seen them meet and fall in love more people could get behind their relationship. instead, the way they introduced her, she seems very out of the blue. i’d be okay if booth and brennan never got together, just let them be friends again!

    season three really was the best season…

  9. I also watch Dexter 🙂 and True Blood. Hate it when I have to wait several days until the next episode.