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Tonight, I finished the final episode of the fourth season of Bones. (Netflix Instant is my new best friend.) I have learned oh so many things from the show about human anatomy, psychology, murder techniques, and dreamy FBI agents named Booth. I have also learned that I really want to be a pretty genius who works with other pretty geniuses to solve crimes. If this sounds intriguing to you, add the show to your Netflix queue and then call me with your lab coat size. But first, read my handy tips for surviving the show:

  1. Don't be fooled by the first season. The writing improves dramatically by the second season. Stick with it. The first season of The Office was pretty cringeworthy, too.
  2. Do not be embarrassed when you totally bond with the characters and then weep at every character-building moment throughout the seasons. "OH MY GOSH, THEY HUGGED! AWWW SOB SOB SOB!" is a completely normal response.
  3. You might think, "Oh, hey, I've seen Dexter. I no longer flinch during episodes of 24. I can definitely watch a show about skeletons while eating dinner." For the most part, you are correct, but all episodes are not created equal.
  4. The voodoo episode made me afraid of the dark for one night. Watch that one in the daylight or with a friend or with a teddy bear or with a sock monkey.
  5. MOST IMPORTANT TIP: Never ever consume Raisin Bran Crunch while watching any part of an episode that deals with brains. Raisins kind of look like tiny brains, and when soaked in milk, they kind of squish like brains. Super worst idea of all time, okay? Just trust me here.

On a related note, I will most definitely be marketing Raisin BRAIN Crunch to the zombie crowd when the time comes.

Sean Thorwall

Sean Thorwall

Re: Tip #4 -- I choose in the daylight with a friend and a sock monkey, please.
I fully relate to the raisinbrain experience. In December '08 I blogged about the similarity between a falafel burrito and zombie flesh. Raisin brains for breakfast and falaflesh for lunch, I suppose. Bones with every meal!

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Ew. :( On a related note, my Sims can make falafel because they traveled to Egypt and bought/learned the recipe.

Nick Tabick

Nick Tabick

I went through the first four seasons back at the beginning of the year, but decided to wait until the fifth was completed before starting it. Obviously I forgot about that until this post, but now I know what I'll be doing this weekend.

I'll agree that the subsequent episodes are a vast improvement over the first few (except for maybe the season 4 premiere), but a good number of them are also quite predictable (to me, at least). *cough*Gormogon arc*cough*

As far as Raisin Brain Crunch goes, are you sure the zombies will go for that? I don't think I've ever heard of a zombie asking for spoons, milk, or clean bowls, though I guess I'll need to play through the Left 4 Dead games again to make sure the numerous screams aren't requests for breakfast food in disguise.