Bones, Season 4 DVD
If the fourth season of Bones on DVD gets off to a slightly jumpy start, it’s because the first four episodes are missing. They were actually included as a bonus feature on the third season’s boxed set, in an effort to pad that truncated season. (However, the Blu-ray version of the fourth season does include all 26 episodes, which originally aired during the 2008-2009 television season.) That said, there’s little else to gripe about with this collection. Like many shows revolving around murder, Bones is strewn with body parts–a displaced finger here, a falling leg there. But the gross-out factor often is balanced with humor as Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI special agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) try to figure out whodunit. Though some of the vignettes are on the weak side (a character deciding to become celibate, while another wants to start a family), the overall tone of the show is dead on. This season includes the addition of several new interns, who are vying to fill the spot left by Zack Addy (Eric Millegan). (It was revealed last season that Addy had been working as the apprentice for the serial killer known as Gormogon.) Well developed and also a little eccentric, the interns can give as good as they get as they compete for the job and fit in well with the already established cast.
Actors: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel
Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen, PAL
Region: Region 4 for Australia
Number of discs: 7
Studio: 20th Century Fox
DVD Release in: 2011