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House of Bones

First off, I loved House. There were so many quotable lines. I loved how they actually gave Cameron something to do. ("I'm over you. I hate you like everyone else.") Who knew LL Cool J could act? Wow. I keep going back to the video for that irritating duet he did with J-Lo. I was interested to note that Sela Ward is listed as a "Special Guest Star." Many a Star Trek actor, most notably Diana Muldaur, had that billing and appeared in every episode for a whole season or more. This is only the first episode so I'll be interested to see if this is the case or if it's more like Whoopi Goldberg where she'll only appear in most of the episodes. After all, there will probably be many times where "Mommy and Daddy are fighting."

On the other hand, I was very disappointed by Bones. It seemed they were hyping Brennan to be a House-like character but really she's just a stereotypical MIT-type nerd. She's a female Gil Grissom with martial arts skills and a bit more of a stubborn streak. If you're going to just do another CSI give me some Who, damn it! I think the show needs Angel...

A random observation to close: Should the Backstreet Boys really have named their fake metal band Sphyncter when a common name for them is the Backdoor Boys? Do they really want to call attention to that part of their anatomy?

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