Bosch

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Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 3.27.29 PMAs a longtime fan of Michael Connelly’s Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch detective books, I was excited to see that Amazon Studios had put out a 10-episode version of a few of the books. Some of the teleplays are actually written or co-written with Connelly, who is also an executive producer. Since we’re taking a few weeks out in L.A., which gave me some spare time, I decided to binge on the series and watched the 10 episodes over three days.

Titus Welliver is terrific as Harry Bosch, and the series really does capture the essence of Bosch. Ten episodes for the two interweaved crime stories is a little long, and there were times I was tempted to fast forward. But the cinematography is gorgeous, with spectacular views of Los Angeles from Bosch’s home in the hills that were every bit as good as I had imagined them in reading the books. The casting is pretty much perfect, and I’d recommend the series to any Bosch fan. If you haven’t read any of the novels, you might find it a little too pat, but if you have, Bosch’s repressed anger, his family background, and his relationships with his ex-wife and daughter all come across beautifully.

On the technical side, I bought the lightning-to-HDMI connector for my iPad, and saw the series on a big screen TV. It also works for streaming Netflix, which I’ll start this Friday when “House of Card”s Season 3 starts.

Howard Morgan

 

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2 Responses to “Bosch”

  1. Howard-thanks for the heads-up.
    As a long-time fan of both Bosch and the Lincoln Lawyer I am looking forward to the series (although, as a former history major, I am not sure if I will ever figure out how to deal with a “lightning-to-HDMI connector” to my Apple laptop.)

  2. Fred,
    You can buy a device called Chromecast for $35 from Amazon plug it into your TV and pair with your Apple lap top after downloading Google’s chrome browser (instead of the Safari browser you have and can always come back to). Or if this sounds too tricky buy a Roku or similar Amazon streaming player for $100 and solicit any high school student in your family, or a friend’s, to hook it up for you.

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