TV-MA: Includes violence, language, and some nudity (episode specific)
Bosch is an original series available on Amazon Prime Instant Video and is free for Prime members. This series is based on the Harry Bosch book series written by Michael Connelly.
Creators: Michael Connelly, Eric Overmyer
Stars: Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino
Ratings: IMDb 8.4/10; Amazon 8.6/10
Season 1: An LAPD homicide detective works to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court for the murder of a serial killer.
Review: I have read and loved the entire Harry Bosch book series. I was very interested to see how well the series would transition to TV. I was very glad to see that Michael Connelly plays such an active role in its creation and production. I always think that it keeps the TV script truer to the book when the author is involved. This is a very well done show. Season 1 is based mostly on the book City of Bones (book 8) and has a small part of the story line of The Concrete Blonde (book 3). By having the story line of mainly one book spread out over the entire season, it allows a lot more detail to be included, which I appreciate. I have managed to get my husband hooked on the show too (he has not read any of the books yet) and we binged one evening watching as many episodes as we could before we absolutely had to go to bed. We are almost through Season 1 and are really looking forward to Season 2.
I must provide a few words of caution to those who don’t like potentially offensive language, sex scenes, and violence. This show likes to drop the F-bomb quite a bit. When taken into context (after all this show is about a bunch of cops), I imagine that if I were to be a fly on the wall of any police department squad room I would probably hear pretty much the same thing. Not every episode contains nudity and it is pretty obvious when it is going to happen, so we just fast forwarded (LOVE streaming capabilities) through those bits. Again, this show is about a LA homicide cop, so there is going to be violence. It isn’t terribly graphic compared to other shows I have seen, but if you don’t like that kind of thing, then this show is not for you. This is absolutely one of those shows that my husband and I watch in the privacy of our bedroom with the door closed and we pause it when one of our younger kids comes in the room. If my review hasn’t turned you off, then I would highly recommend that you give this show a look-see.