It’s Modern Family meets The Office as Bones goes all ‘mockumentary’ with its June 2 instalment.
“The Murder in the Making” will see a documentary crew following Brennan, Booth and the gang on a “typical” case in order to produce a TV segment on the Jeffersonian’s Medico-Legal lab.
However when the investigation turns up a corpse buried in a landfill over a decade ago, dredging up both suspects and evidence proves a daunting challenge for all.
Meanwhile the presence of a camera crew in the lab brings out a series of confessions, boasts, unique personal viewpoints and snippy remarks as the team is treated to fifteen minutes of fame.
Well, it is a mockumentary. What did you expect?
We’ve seen the episode a little early, thanks to our friends at FOX, and have a number of teasers to share with you. We avoid revealing major plot points and other big spoilers that, let’s face it, would probably ruin your enjoyment of the show. As such we consider our article to be “teaserish” rather than “spoilerish” in nature. As always though, we urge you to exercise caution regardless, because it’s the internet, and who are these ScreenSpy people anyway?
America in Profile
Wait! Don’t change the channel. That hard-hitting, investigative documentary you think you’ve accidentally DVR’d is actually Bones — as seen through the lens of fictional TV series America in Profile.
Watch as host Alex Duffy takes her film crew to the Jeffersonian institute for an up close and personal look at how the nation’s homicides are really solved, and at the people who solve them.
However that cold “Wait! Am I watching the wrong show?” open is about as hard-hitting as this unabashed love letter to the series gets. In fact you may be forgiven for thinking you’re watching an episode of The Office based on the sheer number of self-conscious glances at the camera, secret bragging, webcam confessions, and personal moments caught on film.
Our advice? Just go with it. This curious but tender instalment may even leave you reaching for a Kleenex by the time the credits roll.