This is a long
overdue post, I've been meaning to post about Bones, Supernatural and Veronica Mars but I've never seemed to have the time-- on the other hand I'm more of a 'watch the show and gawk' kind of person.
So, here goes: Bones
I love Bones, I love Booth, I love the Squint Squad. I love the inversion of roles, Booth started out the tactful, uncomplicated guy and through the course of the series he started revert to form, so to speak. As yhlee
noted, he seems to be reverting back to his sniper past.
He becomes prickly and snappy about his military past and if his worldview changes but he's also quick to apologize to Bones and he loves his son so much! I love guys who love their kids they're so... adorable!
Then there's Bones, who at first, was presented as clinical and not very socially adept with human interaction and not at all fond of stories (which I found a stretch for a writer but I can handwave that),
I love the give and take of their relationship and how they navigate their way into the partnership and trust, how Booth comes to respect Bones' and the squints' mad science abilities and vice versa. I think I'm also one of the few who would like them to hold off on the romantic context, at least for a while.
I think, at this time, they need friendship more than romance. And since Hart Hanson also produced Judging Amy, I'm tentatively trusting him to handle the series very well. I think the reason why I love Bones more than the other procedurals, is that its not really about the crimes and its more about the characters that drive the story.
But the biggest thing for me here is how different Booth is from Angel. When I first saw Bones, I thought David Boreanaz was basically playing the same character but then I re-watched my Angel DVDs and I was very surprised at how different Angel is from Booth.
Booth is all about human contact and smiles and sunshine, I can see Angel in Booth but try as I might I can't see Booth in Angel. Angel is about dark places, hard lines and conscious decision to not interact with people. But they have the same core, the same loyalties and quest for redemption but unlike Angel, Booth isn't trapped in his own darkness.
*sigh* I do love this show. Supernatural
I'm trying to think of something more than: 'Oh, Dean
... and damn, its hard.
I love the way the show's lighted (sp?) and I love the Impala and I love the music and Daddy Winchester and I like Sam.
But, really, I watch the show for Dean.
Dean Winchester, like Demon!John said, is all about masks. He smirks and leers to hide from the mass of pain he has inside. Sam may like his normal life and he may think Dean doesn't have a choice but Dean has choices and opportunities but he chose his family and this work because that's what he believes in.
He loves his family and he loves saving people.
In the Devil's Trap, Dean was the only one who didn't lose sight of the mission: Kill the demon, keep family safe and save people. But he also showed he was far from being just the action guy. I think, in this episode he showed himself as a capable leader. He set the trap for Meg (?) and he got dad back. He did find out that he was capable of being cold and ruthless when it came to protecting his family and it scares him and that fear, I think, will keep him from turning into something his not.
But Demon!John is also wrong about John and Sam not needing Dean, they need him more than ever because he's the only one who's capable of pulling them from the edge and keeping a level head, while not losing sight of the objective.
And, really, it's just oh, Dean....
Fic rec: They'll be peace when you're done
A fabulous short fic on Dean, slow but suddenly creepy and a switch punch to the gut that leaves you crying: 'Oh, Dean...' Veronica Mars
I have overdosed on Veronica Mars and in the course of three days swallowed whole the first two seasons and have sucked my mom and my family into the fabulous world of VMars. Its just a shiny, shiny thing and all the characters but most especially, Veronica, are intelligent people and its just noir in its goodness. Plus?
I've been looking for fic and much as I love Veronica, and Veronica and Logan and other characters I'm not much into the whole relationship thing without any interesting cases to watch/read along. I really, really want to read a Veronica Mars casefile, noir style fic. There is one, right? Right?