Please do not mistake my poor review as how I feel about this series. I will most likely do a re write as I don't have some of the facts I wanted and needed for this review. This show made a few mistakes. I have to say over the years unlike other networks, and other writers, people involved with this show seem to listen to the fans on some of the biggest topics. We got to see some couples marry which was big for any show. And I know getting people married on tv may not be the best thing which is why they don't do it that often. But this show became to campy, far to sophomoric, and it was at the point where enough fans made a difference and said enough. Nobody would hold off being together that long in real life. People are getting married after a few months in today's day and age. Not my thing, but I don't judge. Fans wanted them together, and they did it. They got them together and a child. After so many fans said they were not going to watch anymore if they did not change directions, the show listened.
Ratings got better. Don't believe me, check it out. Most seemed to want them together. Along the way they took a man who they built up to be "almost" perfect, so much so not only woman loved him, but men want to be like him. So little by little they had to dirty him up a bit because lets face it, nobody is perfect.
But they created enough drama with other topics. The one thing you don't ever do is fix something that is not broke or in this case loved by most of all the fans. What I am getting at is they are just destroying the chemistry between Booth and Bones. Has anyone counted how many times she has already threatened him to leave, or told him to leave, or put doubt in our minds if they are going to make it or not, and then throwing him out due to demons he is fighting? Really? Is that how marriage is suppose to work? I know many of this generation do not view marriage or relationships like my parents did, and I am 46 years old. I believe like they did, no cheating, and married for life. However, my wife did not believe in this as I did.
They are really hurting the writing as one person put in here, By AlaskaFamilyon May 9, 2015, and I quote, "They've gone back to a single episode of story telling." Now on top of this change, they took many of the people we love away along the way. The one thing we could always feel good about was their relationship. This is not the way to get us on the edge of our seats. This is a huge mistake. I believe many woman get enough of soaps during the day, men don't really like it, and this is a relationship that we could always feel good about it. I even wrote once that they finally got it right unlike so many other shows that don't. The Following is canceled, and they did the same numbers as Bones has done. Now Bones has been moved around more then gypsies. But I believe the writing, and destroying Booth, and his relationship with Bones really hurt the ratings this year, and it will kill off this show after this year if they don't change course.
Many will disagree I am sure. But the real die hard fans want them together. I want drama and action to but don't do it by undoing all the good that got you here in the first place. One reviewer who's review was loved by most in here said that Bones seemed to be more cold then usual this season, and we don't know if it is part of the script, or if it is some tension on set? What ever it is, they need to at least get that right. They can mess around with story lines, themes, anything, but when you mess around with the characters we have fallen in love with, and for that one hour a week, welcome them as family into our homes, we don't want that anxiety of hurting Booth, or his family which is what they are doing.
There seems to be little direction, and no one theme where they can arc one story while telling a different one each week. I think screwing up families we love on tv hits home to many of us, and that is not what I am looking for, and it seems it is not what the fans are looking for either. The numbers prove it, and so does the forums. They need to fix this or our show which could go another five years if they wanted to, will be gone after this season. So it's a five star franchise, but for me one of the most disappointing seasons of all. I hope they correct the writing, and listen to the fans. Find another way to create drama. Not by showing that this man is not perfect which we know already, and every time something goes bad for him, she is ready to leave. I agree with the one woman who wrote Bones has become and grown to be far to cold as a wife, and to the father of her child.