Friday, April 09, 2010

Where's MY Booth?

Okay, I realize I haven't shut up about Bones recently - but considering it's one of my current TV obsessions, I'm not going to stop talking about it anytime soon. Deal with it. (And really, should we be surprised? I mean after I got insanely into Buffy the Vampire Slayer last year - after those goddamn Twilight books - and developed a deep love for the brooding talents of one David Boreanaz, it was only a natural next step I go find whatever current show he was a part of. I partially blame my friend Jori who, after I claimed Robert Pattinson was a phenomenal brooder, told me that I had to watch Boreanaz as Angel, because he makes Pattinson look like a telephone lamp, and Boreanaz could have chemistry with a telephone lamp. Jori, by the way - you were right. But I digress...).

The show's 100th episode aired last night - and for an excellent recap I'll direct you to Entertainment Weekly, I agree with everything they wrote about it over there.

What I want to talk about here is a little more personal (that's right folks, here at Jaw Wired Shut it's all about ME. At least after three years of blogging I'm consistent, right?).

Go watch this scene (yes, spoiler alert if you haven't watched the episode) and then I'll get to my point...



Here's the thing: do men like that exist? Men who fall in love at first sight? Men who know? Men who declare their love for another person so openly? I mean ignore the heartbreaking part where she essentially turns him down, and I mean, is that not one of the most beautiful things you've ever seen? And now do you people get what I'm talking about when I rave about David Boreanaz's acting abilities? He seriously reminds me of George Clooney in a way - something about the convinction in his performance - the Cary Grant-esque old school movie star vibes...

But what I really want to know here is WHERE IS MY BOOTH?

I blame this show and most recently Justified for making me develop a thing for cops. I used to have a thing for authority figures (think camp counselors, professors, etc.) but now it's definitely just that whole knight-in-shining armor thing. Shit, I want to work for the FBI if only it means I get partnered up with some hottie who's going to be obsessed with protecting me and subsequently fall in love with me, eccentricities and all.

Also - Brennan (Emily Deschanel's character - and by the way, Emily Deschanel is just a stellar actress and far more appealing than her younger sister Zooey, in my opinion. Although if those two ever teamed up for a musical album or fashion label or any remotely artistic endeavor I would probably vomit from cuteness/jealousy) makes me want to just incorporate a lot of awkward jargon into my daily lexicon. I mean, she makes me just want to really own my occasional bouts of social awkwardness.

The last comment I want to make is this: Booth, if you ever declared your love for me and gave a speech like that one (the "30, 40, 50 years" part just slayed me), please note I would not turn you down.

That is all.

18 comments:

Polvo de Estrellas said...

Darling, I totally get you. I want my Booth too, I've been wanting one since a long time ago, but God, that speech, that speech merely killed me. David Boreanaz shone like a star, what a beautiful performance, I don't mind if Brennan rejects him 15 times if we get scenes like this every once in a while. I absolutely adored him. Adored him.

Vlada said...

something about the convinction in his performance - the Cary Grant-esque old school movie star vibes...

I agree. He's matured so much as an actor. What gets me is how he's managed two create two iconic characters -- Angel and Booth -- that are so different, but both distinctly his.

I, too, like Emily more than Zooey as an actress. Zooey is a better singer than actress, imo. I would love to see them team up on some music.

tails said...

It's not fair is it? I want a Booth, and I know I'll never get one, which basically, just makes me sad. I agree with what you said about both David & Emily (<3), and she makes social awkwardness cool. If only all us socially awkward nerds could *sighs* :) lol. But they're both amazing, and I can't wait for the next episodes :D

serenity said...

i love that you got into bones from buffy as well XD i too ponder you same wondering. who knows if there is a booth out there irl.

so have you watched firefly, cause if you like buffy, maybe would like that as well. lead character Mal could out brood anyone xD

serenity said...

although i have to warn you that firefly only has 13 eps afore the evil fox network cancelled it, so it is pleasure interuptus, but still worth it

Nat said...

Not sure how I ended up here... but there it is.

Brilliant episode for a show that this season has been hit and miss for me. Everyone really stepped up to the plate for this one.

I think some men know. The Man (aka my paraspouse) says he'd been watching me for years before we hooked up. (It's been 18 years.) I wonder, if, for some, it's just not that complicated. It's there.

Then again, maybe deep down, I'm a romantic.

Robin said...

Girl, I only just found your blog, but you are too awesome to be allowed! Great write up on Bones' 100th. And, didn't that last scene just hurt in the best way? Brilliant. I love this show perhaps more than any other...ever. But, I'll admit; I've been a little worried about where they were going with the Booth/Brennan love story this season. But I realize now I should never have doubted. Forgive me, Hart Hanson! This episode was perfect! It moved the story along, gave us deep emotion, and created oh-so-juicy conflict. Will they be able to handle it or won't they? Well, of course, they will eventually, but you know we will have either the drama of Booth not being able to work with the woman he loves or the drama of Brennan not being able to handle Booth in a serious relationship. Either way, I've reaffirmed by faith to the church of Bones.

Thanks for the great post. You've got a new reader in me.

P.S. David/Booth/Angel could totally kick Robert/Edward's sparkly butt in a brood war...or any other battle. No contest.

Anonymous said...

Like all women (cause I mean come on what woman doesn't love David) I watch Bones for DB too. I plan on watching all 5 seasons of Angel this summer while Bones is on break. Then I'll catch up on all his movies so that when completed I can say I've seen everything with DB in it. Sad and obsessed I know but it give me hope that MY BOOTH is out there somewhere. The man is such a great actor; what he can say/express with just his eyes and face is AMAZING! I don't understand why he hasn't won more awards. And yes, he puts Robert Pattinson to shame.

Angy said...

I know I cried and cried over that scene and feelin sooo badd for Booth!!! I was OMG!u love him tooo!!!

ForensicMama said...

It would take every bit of my strength to turn down Booth... And I'm married to a sweetheart. That says a lot. ;)

Upside Down and Backwards said...

You took the words right out of my heart. Thank you for laying out the question all us single gals ask after every single episode of Bones, "Where is my Booth?"

Sharon said...

This post basically embodies everything I say to my roommate, tv, God, mind, and Mom after every Booth-Brennan moment. Well put!

Synbios said...

you ask where are those men? There are out there, i can asure you. That same scene happened to me in real life. Twice. So yeah, we do exist, and it sucks lol.

Anyway, i think Brennan sucks for turning him down ^_^'

Jori said...

One of the best hours of television ever. So well done. No one has mentioned this yet, but David B directed this ep! Of course, i then felt the need to watch the pilot again, which i highly recommend doing. There is just so much more to notice now. Back to the 100th episode though... my heart hurt for both of them. It was also lovely how after putting it all out there, he knows her well enough to understand why she turned him down.

And thanks for the shout out, i feel special!

Deborah said...

I just found your blog via a retweet from Hart Hanson. I had to laugh at how you came to Bones and DB/Booth, because I did just the opposite. I started watching Bones in the second season because my husband raved about it and thought I should be watching. I became obsessed overnight and this past summer, kicked my obsession with DB into overdrive by watching the first 3 seasons of Buffy, switching to watch all 5 seasons of Angel, then finished up with the remaining seasons of Buffy and then watched the last season of Angel again.
I loved how DB has grown so much as an actor since his Buffy/Angel days - he truly is a throwback to the days when leading men were really dashing and handsome and LEADING MEN.
One observation - Angel and Booth, while obviously very different, are also very similar. Both are knights in (hopefully, you know the quote from Angela about standard FBI issue...) shining armor, who are true to themselves, always try to do the right thing, hold themselves to a higher standard than others, are fiercely loyal, protective, dashing, funny, sure of themselves, romantic at heart and every girl's (fangirl or not) dream.
I have had some frustrations with Bones over the years - I desperately wish for more seasons that match the standard set in Season 2. There have been moments of brilliance - times when I have realized that Bones may be one of, if not THE, best written show ever on TV. But, I am just like Booth - I'm in it for the long haul. Whatever HH and Stephen Nathan have in mind for Bones and for Booth/Brennan, I'm sure that in the end, I'll be there and will have enjoyed the ride.
PS - as one of the comments said - you should check out the short-lived Serenity (brought to us by the brilliant Buffy/Angel creator, Joss Whedon), starring the almost-as-magnificent-as-DB-Nathan Fillion.

Robyn Silverstone said...

I have to agree with the EW recap. It was pretty much spot on. DB's acting pretty much killed me during the 100th and ED did a fantastic job. The vulnerability when she said 'I know' had me on the verge of a breakdown. Even my mom - a fan of 5 yrs - who watched it today had me repeating the scene cause she was blown away.

As for the Booth-white-knight-in-shining-armour mysterious man. Aside from being careful about the person who wants to 'save' you, I do believe that man/partner is the person that everyone ultimately marries/forms a life partnership with - unlike Brennan who still has to believe, herself that she can love Booth in 10, 20 or 50 years time - is that future 'soulmate'

Cheng said...

I wonder the exact same thing after every episode, but especially after the 100th! How can Brennan be so scared of a relationship with pretty much the perfect guy?! I would grab onto the opportunity and never let go :)

Anonymous said...

I'm completely with you on this. He has ruined my opinion of men. There is no way men like that exist. He's TOO perfect and I want one.