The Best TV Moments of 2010

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:45 am,

Bones – “Brennan’s Breakdown”

best tv moments 2010 bones brennan breakdown The Best TV Moments of 2010

This past season of Bones hasn’t exactly been up to standards, considering the past seasons and terrific storylines of the series. While some fans are more angered by this than others, there have still been some moments (some amazing moments), that have shown those watching that greatness is still possible from Hart Hanson and the producers behind the series.

As Brennan shot down Booth’s request for love in the wonderful, yet heartbreaking 100th episode, the series took a turn for the strange as Hanson and crew decided to split the characters up for a symbolic 6-month separation between the fifth and sixth season. Since then, the series has tried its hardest to overcome that lapse in decision making.

In “The Doctor in the Photo,” Emily Deschanel is given somewhat of a character piece where she is allowed to shine as an actress. Unfortunately, the heavy-handed writing didn’t allow for that as much the aforementioned season six finale did for Hugh Laure on House.

That being said, the notion of being confronted with the unfortunate decision that she had made by turning down Booth’s attempt at a romantic relationship, Brennan breaks down in front of Booth with a monologue of regret.  It is this completely heart-wrenching scene that truly shows, to those previously skeptical, that Emily Deschanel is one of the most underrated actresses on television.

On top of that, this scene provided an immense amount of character development for Brennan and perfectly acknowledges to Booth that she is able to connect to another human being on a deeper lever. Something that will most certainly come into play as the series turns towards bringing these two together.

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TAGS: 24, bones, dexter, doctor who, house, justified, life on mars, lost, smallville, the walking dead, true blood

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  1. I’m mad that I missed all these episodes of Smallville:(

    • That’s a shame… This season is fantastic!!!

  2. Haha NICE! GO SMALLVILLE! BEST SHOW EVER!

  3. Some good choices there. I’ve yet to obtain my Doc Who series 6 dvds. But I will soon.

    As much some ppl hated the way Bauer resolved his vendetta to those that basically ruined his life in the great “24 season 5″, I loved the 24 finally.

    It was almost like the writers were trying to say, “look we know the series went south after season5, let us make it up to you, and they did. Jack basically got back at everyone for destroying his career, family and female relationships.

    The presidents actions at the UN were unrealistic at the end, but that was really the only problem I had with the last season.

    Gonna miss that show already do.

  4. Oh I meant I loved the 24 finale,,,

    Not finally. Wth was I typing there?

  5. My favorite didn’t make the list but, the “Death by baptism” scene in ‘Boardwalk Empire’ was pretty wicked.

  6. No love for shawn and juliet finally getting together in psych?

    • Yea ALex I thought that Psyche moment was worth a mention as well.

  7. I think I watched that scene Sully. Did it end with one of the main characters taking back his knife from the guy he killed?

    That was a good one.

  8. Really have to disagree with the mention of Bones. The seasons was pretty bad and that episode was in my opinion one of the worst the series has had to date. It was just awful. It was nice that they tried to add a layer or two to the main character and finally make her interesting, but sadly they failed.

  9. Good article but technically, we have seen 9 days of Jack’s life, 24:Redemption may only have been 2 hours but it was still a pretty traumatic day for Jack Bauer.

    I thought the Dexter sequence was incredibly contrived, the best part of the entire season was Dexter’s last line, the darkness on his face, something we haven’t really seen for a while, the monster behind the man is back.

    That entire episode of Smallville was amazing stuff, I didn’t honestly think the writers or cast had it in them! My favourite part of ‘Homecoming’ was the dance at the end, because that was the first proper time we saw Clark Kent fly.

    Nice to see Ashes To Ashes on there. Great ending to the five season arc begin in Life On Mars, it was a shame they didn’t bring Sam Tyler back though…

    This has been the worst season of Bones, I’m not going to watch it anymore.

    Great year of Doctor Who, I was worried where the show had to go after Tennant left, but Matt Smith has made the Doctor an alien again, the stories have been rightfully weird, and the Van Gogh episode brought (manly) tears to my eyes. The Christmas special was pure magic as well.

    I’ll miss 24 so much.

    • Drsam as far as Dexter goes I think the great moment was Harry telling Dex that he was proud of him and Dex mirroring that to Aster.

      I agree with you on Bones

      • Yes that is my second favourite bit of this season, but I just loved his “but if course, wishes are for children” line because it was infused with such darkness.
        Great show, great acting, weakish season but hopefully season 6 will be more like season 4.

  10. Smallville’s Homecoming was one of the best episodes of the series. Tom/Erica are better than any Hollywood biggies who’d eventually end up as Lois and Clark in the movie, because Tom and Erica are the best actors to ever play these roles.

  11. Like a lot of people my biggest question with The Walking Dead was “How much are they going to be able to get away with?” And the opening scene of the series answered the question. They where going to get away with alot…

  12. smallville is awesomeememmem and its gonna get even better

  13. Great article Anthony!!

  14. in regards to the smallville section……that wasnt the 200th episode, according to wikipedia “Isis” was the 200th episode

    • Yeah well, its wrong then. Homecoming is the 200th episode.

      • ok this explains it lol….this note was attached to wikipedia

        The producers consider season nine’s “Absolute Justice” two separately produced episodes. However, The CW combined those two episodes into a single broadcast, and they then packaged it in the season nine DVD as one episode as well. Therefore, “Absolute Justice” is both the 185th and 186th episode produced, but only the 185th episode aired. Thus, “Homecoming” is considered the 200th episode produced, but the 199th broadcast. The CW recognizes “Homecoming” to be the 200th episode.

        so i guess it depends on if you count episodes aired vs. episodes produced lol

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