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It's probably a shell of its former self, but for those of us who have stuck with Bones through the years, this new set makes for reliable, cheeky fun....
Fox / 1041 Minutes / 2012-2013 / Unrated / Street Date: October 8, 2013
If you have chemistry in a detective show, you really have carte blanche to rehash as many clichéd storylines as you want. I mean, if there's anything crime drama television has taught us, it's that there are many different ways to murder someone, but there isn’t an infinite number of permutations on the formula: a killer, a victim, and a subsequent crime to be solved. We TV addicts will keep coming back for more whichever way you slice it.
What ends up being continually fresh and inviting about Bones: The Complete Eighth Season is that the show seems unencumbered by interests of doing anything more than resting on the laurels of the well-proven spark between stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel. These episodes aren't groundbreaking in any capacity, but they make for perfectly engaging entertainment, and that's what matters most.
We get a Cyndi Lauper cameo, a recurring presence from a particularly nasty baddie who keeps popping up at inopportune times – again, nothing about Bones: The Complete Eighth Season is significant or particularly nuanced in any major capacity, but once you start sifting through a set like this one, you’ll find it difficult to stop. Bones may be just another detective show, but even this late in the game, it's chock-full with humor, heart, and mystery - it's one of the best of its breed still on the air.