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Old 05-08-2018, 05:41 PM
 
Location: North Carolina for now....ATL soon.
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We are watching The Americans--
First time for us--
Really enjoying it
Almost done with catching up to new/current season but it might be over...
This season is really dark and Kerri Russell is extraordinary actress but lose patience with their continued blindness to what their government is having them do...
Have so much more sympathy for Oleg who sees his country for what it is and still remains loyal...
Oh man.....THAT'S MY SHOW!! So sad this will be the last season! But as they say in the business, go out on top before people stop watching. I can't wait to see how it ends; I'm literally nervous.
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Old 05-08-2018, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Bexley, Ohio
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You will on June 15. Equally fabulous Los Angeles-as-a-character series.

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I loved season 1 of Goliath! Canít wait for June 15th. At times he is his own worst enemy, which adds to the depth of his character.
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Old 05-08-2018, 06:12 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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We are watching The Americans--
First time for us--
Really enjoying it
Almost done with catching up to new/current season but it might be over...
This season is really dark and Kerri Russell is extraordinary actress but lose patience with their continued blindness to what their government is having them do...
Have so much more sympathy for Oleg who sees his country for what it is and still remains loyal...
I have not been able to finish a season of The Americans, and I have started all but the last.
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Old 05-08-2018, 06:15 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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I loved season 1 of Goliath! Can’t wait for June 15th. At times he is his own worst enemy, which adds to the depth of his character.
I may like Goliath even more than Bosch, but it may just be the fact that the story is completely new, whereas I've read the Harry Bosch books at least twice. Plus Goliath stars Santa Monica, my favorite place I ever lived.
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Old 05-08-2018, 06:30 PM
 
Location: North Carolina for now....ATL soon.
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Hey guys, I know I started this thread, and so glad everyone's enjoying 'Bosch.' I'd like to recommend a few more high quality shows in the same vein. Maybe many of you have already seen some of these:

The Americans - A Russian married couple with two children that are spies posing as Americans. Their cover is that they own a travel agency. The children are clueless to who their parents really are....but that will soon change. The kicker: Their next door neighbor "Stan," that they become good friends with is married and has a son. Also? He's an FBI agent!

The Five - This is a British crime drama on Netflix. "The Five" title represents five childhood friends in different walks of life; the lawyer in the group had a brother that went missing in the woods by his house when they were children. They were all out playing, and this now missing brother decided he wanted to walk back to the house while everyone else continued on their hike; the thing is, he never made it back home, and was never seen again. Fast forward to the present day, and one of the friends in the group that's a detective and his partner get called to a crime scene in a hotel where a couple were found murdered. The mystery? Why the missing brother's DNA has been found at that crime scene....

Ozark - This is on Netflix with Jason Bateman (Marty) as the lead. He plays an accountant who's business partner cheated one of their Mexican drug lord clients. When the drug lords finds out he has money missing, things get ugly; REALLY ugly! Marty has to figure his way out of this one, to not only saved himself, but his family and his business. You won't believe how crazy this all gets!

Homeland - This is on Showtime, but for 8.99 per month you can add it to your Amazon Prime subscription if you don't have cable; or have it, but don't have this channel. This stars Claire Danes as top notch bi-polar CIA agent Carrie Mathison. This show is great because they go on location often, which makes for good back drops. But the acting is SUPERB; one of the best shows on TV if you like spy/political stuff. The show also follows real life current events. To go in depth about how awesome and profound the writing and acting are would require too much time.

The Killing - This show used to be on AMC, then Netflix picked it up. I believe there are four seasons. It's about a female/male detective pair (Merieille Enos, and Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman) working crimes in Seattle. This is a show where a case is solved over the course of an entire season, and is adapted from the original version which is Danish. The case in season one is titled 'Who killed Rosie Larson?' About a young girl that goes missing, and the detectives believe someone on the local Indian reservation with it's large casinos knows what happened. Season one will have you guessing who the guilty party is till the very end....and you'll never guess who knew what happened to her all along.

The Night Manager - This is a British crime/political drama, and is an Amazon original show. Luxury hotel night manager and former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) is recruited by Angela Burr (Olivia Colman), an intelligence operative. He is tasked to navigate Whitehall and Washington, D.C. where there is an alliance between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. He must infiltrate the inner circle of arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie), Roper's girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki), and associate Corkoran (Tom Hollander). When I tell you I can't wait till season two....I mean EXACTLY THAT! So, so, good!!
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Old 05-19-2018, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Thanks, OP, for the recs. We need them after finishing S.4, and of course, we enjoyed every episode of Bosch. The more we get to know the characters, the better we like the series. Have to be careful about spoilers, but, we were shocked at one point.

I’ve never read Connelly, so had no preconceived idea about Bosch. We began with the first two seasons, watched last year, and now, have watced the fourth. Will eagerly await the next season.

I do not find Welliver to be convincingly athletic, or physically dominant, or even looking like the age character he plays. However, he imbues the character with sadness, cynicism, anger, authority and ethics with every word and gesture. And he is backed up with a great cast of actors. I am also impressed with the diversity of the cast. I also appreciate glimpses into the lives of the main characters.

I also want to mention that Connelly is involved in the production of the show, and that he approves of Welliver. And you can find a few interviews of Welliver online for further insight.

This show should be getting Emmy nominations.
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:31 AM
 
Location: California
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Hey guys, I know I started this thread, and so glad everyone's enjoying 'Bosch.' I'd like to recommend a few more high quality shows in the same vein. Maybe many of you have already seen some of these:

The Americans - A Russian married couple with two children that are spies posing as Americans. Their cover is that they own a travel agency. The children are clueless to who their parents really are....but that will soon change. The kicker: Their next door neighbor "Stan," that they become good friends with is married and has a son. Also? He's an FBI agent!

The Five - This is a British crime drama on Netflix. "The Five" title represents five childhood friends in different walks of life; the lawyer in the group had a brother that went missing in the woods by his house when they were children. They were all out playing, and this now missing brother decided he wanted to walk back to the house while everyone else continued on their hike; the thing is, he never made it back home, and was never seen again. Fast forward to the present day, and one of the friends in the group that's a detective and his partner get called to a crime scene in a hotel where a couple were found murdered. The mystery? Why the missing brother's DNA has been found at that crime scene....

Ozark - This is on Netflix with Jason Bateman (Marty) as the lead. He plays an accountant who's business partner cheated one of their Mexican drug lord clients. When the drug lords finds out he has money missing, things get ugly; REALLY ugly! Marty has to figure his way out of this one, to not only saved himself, but his family and his business. You won't believe how crazy this all gets!

Homeland - This is on Showtime, but for 8.99 per month you can add it to your Amazon Prime subscription if you don't have cable; or have it, but don't have this channel. This stars Claire Danes as top notch bi-polar CIA agent Carrie Mathison. This show is great because they go on location often, which makes for good back drops. But the acting is SUPERB; one of the best shows on TV if you like spy/political stuff. The show also follows real life current events. To go in depth about how awesome and profound the writing and acting are would require too much time.

The Killing - This show used to be on AMC, then Netflix picked it up. I believe there are four seasons. It's about a female/male detective pair (Merieille Enos, and Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman) working crimes in Seattle. This is a show where a case is solved over the course of an entire season, and is adapted from the original version which is Danish. The case in season one is titled 'Who killed Rosie Larson?' About a young girl that goes missing, and the detectives believe someone on the local Indian reservation with it's large casinos knows what happened. Season one will have you guessing who the guilty party is till the very end....and you'll never guess who knew what happened to her all along.

The Night Manager - This is a British crime/political drama, and is an Amazon original show. Luxury hotel night manager and former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) is recruited by Angela Burr (Olivia Colman), an intelligence operative. He is tasked to navigate Whitehall and Washington, D.C. where there is an alliance between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. He must infiltrate the inner circle of arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie), Roper's girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki), and associate Corkoran (Tom Hollander). When I tell you I can't wait till season two....I mean EXACTLY THAT! So, so, good!!
Thanks for recommending these. I have toyed with The Killing, but now I'll give it a try. I'll also check the Night Manager.
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:46 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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While I have not read all the books or even read them in order. I have read the book(s) S4 is based on. Question...<spoiler>
Spoiler
She is killed in Nine Dragons. (When I read it years ago, I was so shocked that I had to put the book down.)
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:50 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Even if you don't read the Bosch books by Connelly, READ ANYTHING he writes. He's fantastic.
Agreed. No one writes the way he does.
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:29 PM
 
Location: North Carolina for now....ATL soon.
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Thanks, OP, for the recs. We need them after finishing S.4, and of course, we enjoyed every episode of Bosch. The more we get to know the characters, the better we like the series. Have to be careful about spoilers, but, we were shocked at one point.

Iíve never read Connelly, so had no preconceived idea about Bosch. We began with the first two seasons, watched last year, and now, have watced the fourth. Will eagerly await the next season.

I do not find Welliver to be convincingly athletic, or physically dominant, or even looking like the age character he plays. However, he imbues the character with sadness, cynicism, anger, authority and ethics with every word and gesture. And he is backed up with a great cast of actors. I am also impressed with the diversity of the cast. I also appreciate glimpses into the lives of the main characters.

I also want to mention that Connelly is involved in the production of the show, and that he approves of Welliver. And you can find a few interviews of Welliver online for further insight.

This show should be getting Emmy nominations.
Had no idea Connelly was involved in the production of the show! That's good to know. I've heard others say Titus Welliver doesn't match the character of the book; kinda glad I never read them, which leaves me with a clean slate to except the type of character he gives me. I find him complex in so many ways, and a darn good detective. There's something very authentic about the show on the whole; it's no non-sense, and the characters are very believable. I respond to that.
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