BOSCH: Chapter 1 ‘Tis the Season

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Michael Connelly thrillers come alive on the small screen.  Grizzled detective Harry Bosch must investigate a cold case while simultaneously standing trial.

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– The rain in the opening scene was inconsistent

– Bosch’s attorney came across as incompetent

– For someone with a stellar track record of crime solving, the high ups sure dispise him

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THE WTF:
– Brasher with Bosch? Career advancement?

– Harry really disregarded his orders to take the weekend off!

– Sure went along way to track a perp

– Did the perp have a gun?

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STUFF I MAY ONLY CARE ABOUT:
– Downtown LA, exceptional cinematography

– The great Vin Scully at the start

– Glad they addressed how Harry has such a nice place

– That Harry was familiar with the medical jargon from the doctor drawing from personal history

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THE REVIEW:
A nice delivery from Amazon prime.  It works well in this medium because it is not bound by the same rules as network TV.  This is a very good show, but could be an acquired taste.  It has been discribed as similar to a page turning book, just good enough to keep going even after you know it is time to put it down.  Titus is outstanding and they surrounded him with an excellent veteran cast.

The plot is a three prong attack 1.) a civil trial in which Bosch’s shooting of a potentially unarmed man is put under the microscope, 2.) the discovery of a young boy’s bones in Laurel Canyon, and 3.) the cat-and-mouse game between Bosch and presumed serial killer Raynard Waitat is meant to stretch over all 10 episodes and not conclude until the finale, thus making this a nice setup show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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