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Oh God. 15 minutes in and I'm not sure I'm going to be able to continue.

The fuck!

No, no, fucking no!

England.

Starts off in Oxford. *eye roll* And then moves to London. Because they're the only two places in England. *snerk*

There's the English equivalent of Bones and Booth. Only the forensic anthropologist's a male Oxford don. *rolls eyes again* And the incredibly unrealistic upper-class Met police inspector (who's from Scotland Yard, even though they drag the body out of the Thames, right by the Houses of Parliament *yet another eye roll* and therefore it's the jurisdiction of the Thames River Police) is a woman. Not sayiing there aren't upper-class police inspectors. Just that they're rarer than a nice guy on the trading room floor...

Oh, and the body turns out to be that ofs an American heiress, so naturally Booth and Brennan are asked to become involved. Booth whines about not having a gun so female Inspector says she'll get him one!

I don't bloody well think so. No. Fucking. Way!

Turns out American heiress was going out with a Lord Henry. Who's the heir to a dukedom. *eyes roll even more wildly*

Have got to the point where Booth is driving - on the wrong side of the road - through the City, just past Bank, in an old-style red mini. That probably wouldn't be even on the road now, let alone hired out by a hire car company. And he's just gone through a red light and then when he's almost caused an accident is having a temper tantrum. Oh, and the Inspector has just said how she's looking forward to Booth and Brennan grilling the Royal Family. *eyes roll right out of head now*

It's so egregiously wrong, bad and cliched that words fail me.

Despite the ridiculous end to Season 3, I really like Bones dammit. But so far the 15 minutes I've watched of this episode has been some of the most cringe-making TV ever.

Date: 5 September 2008 19:10 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthrami.livejournal.com
Heh. You think they're any better with America? I was like, "ooh, DC!" and didn't make it past the second episode.

Date: 5 September 2008 19:26 (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] mandragora1.livejournal.com
Yeah, if they've got DC as wrong as Britain, and I knew anything about DC I wouldn't be able to watch it either.

Date: 5 September 2008 19:25 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alyse
I got to the point where they pulled the body out and had to stop the file. So I can't comment on the rest of it because I simply couldn't bear to watch any further. The accents were just so... It just made me cringe. In fact, it wasn't just the accents, it was the whole package. It was so utterly, cringeworthingly twee. I half expected them to get out the crumpets.

It wasn't even that they were so completely - and stupidly - upper class (because of course that's the only way that anyone could achieve success in either an academic career or in the police force). It was overly arch little asides to each other.

Dear America,

Yes, one of our most famous detectives is Miss Marple but there's a reason it's period. We're no longer stuck in the 1930s to the 1950s, thank you very much.

Besides. You've got Jessica Fletcher so you don't have a leg to stand on, and I don't see anyone as charicatured as her appearing in Bones.

No love

Me.

That episode made me cringe even more than Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins. And that's saying something.

Date: 5 September 2008 19:31 (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] mandragora1.livejournal.com
I share your pain. I'm only getting through it by stopping it every few minutes to vent. I'm going to try and keep watching until Ugly Betty just in case anything decent happens.

After that, I think I will have to watch in very small instalments, over a period of several days. For the sake of my blood pressure and only because I'm the type of person who has has to know what happens next.

Date: 5 September 2008 20:35 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sparkindarkness.livejournal.com
You're watching a crime drama?

Gods I can't go near them! I always scream "you're doing it wrong!" and throw things at the TV

Why would they get involved? And get them a gun? YEAH RIGHT

Heir to a DUKEDOM? Yeah because we have LOADS of them. Gods the very idea hurts. Didn't they do even 2 seconds of research

I hate it when americans design programmes set in britain, they get it sooo wrong

Date: 5 September 2008 21:16 (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] mandragora1.livejournal.com
I usually only watch foreign crime dramas (although used to watch The Bill, as it actually gets it right), because I don't know when they make mistakes.

I watch Bones for the characters and can (usually) overlook the absurdities. The episode set in England is insultingly bad, however.

and my first reply disappeared, so this is Take 2

Date: 6 September 2008 06:50 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raincitygirl.livejournal.com
I'm sorry.

I have nothing further to say. Really, what IS there to say? Except possibly to observe that apparently professional screen writers don't employ Brit-pick betas as conscientiously as fanficcers.

Date: 17 March 2010 17:21 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elf-the-dwarf.livejournal.com
:cackles wildly: HA! between crossing jordan and boston legal, how do you think I feel? They can't even do the ACCENT right. At least they shot it in the UK...
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