This paragraph especially stood out:
And it's also possibly the best show ever about the adult lives of nerds. The team of scientists who work with Booth (the token adult popular kid) and Brennan are successful, well-dressed, attractive, and brilliant, even if they still make Star Wars jokes, wear elf ears to holiday parties, and obsess over conspiracy theories. And unlike the leads on shows like The Big Bang Theory, they're also (with one notable exception) resolutely functional—enabled rather than crippled by the collective experience of their past social awkwardness and academic devotion.
It's really interesting to compare Bones' "geek" depiction to a show that seems so different in its treatment of the same - The Big Bang Theory (which I recently began watching infrequently, and do appreciate its charm, even though I don't think it's anything especially brilliant). The nerds on Bones are people I could hang with. I have to add that (on a completely superficial level), the female characters (except for, ironically, Emily Deschanel's Dr. Brennan) dress really well. I've spotted some Madewell duds on Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin) and that is one of my favorite stores. I could probably wax poetic about the glories of Madewell as much as I could wax poetic about my love for Bones.
The article also touches upon the excellent acting in the show, which I think is so often ignored by critics and perhaps even some viewers:
As they've navigated the attraction, fear, and friction that lead to their first real kiss, a dénouement that took 100 episodes to reach, David Boreanaz has revealed skills even Joss Whedon couldn't pull out of him over two entire series (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel). Emily Deschanel has done work that ought to make casting directors reconsider their preference for her hipster sister as a romantic female lead.
The acting really is top-notch. It's worth mentioning that TJ Thyne excels as the misanthropic but easily-lovable Dr. Jack Hodgins. I mean, talk about an attractive nerd right there... (Seriously, he makes those boys on The Big Bang Theory look even more dorky).
Finally, I would recommend the show to anyone who's into science. Yes, that sounds vague, but it's true (again, I'll defer to the above-referenced article for more compelling examples). Actually, I'd even suggest that science junkies check out the books the series is based on, by author and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs. Less of the humor and quirks than the TV version, and the characters are almost entirely different (Temperance Brennan is the same in name and profession only), but personally, I enjoy the books for the cases and as I said, the science.
Okay. There you have it: my weekly "OMG I LOVE BONES, GO WATCH IT" post.