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Old 02-19-2015, 12:42 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Just watched the first 3 episodes and I'm really enjoying this show. I haven't read any of the books(but now I will) so some of the details felt a little schlocky until they were explained via dialog(the inexplicably nice house, for example). I like that it actually feels like Los Angeles. Most cop shows set in Los Angeles try to make it feel as much like New York City as possible, which is silly. Bosch really uses Los Angeles and the show feels fresh because of it. The last show I can think of that used Los Angeles this well was the short-lived cop show Life, which the writer's strike cut short().
I'm really looking forward to finishing this season and if the rest is as good as these first few episodes I hope it gets renewed.
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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Haven't read any of the books, but generally I like crime dramas of this type.
Just watched first six episodes, now it's after 3 a.m. and I'm starting episode seven, even though I need to go to sleep soon.
So far so good-I'd recommend it to others. Plus, I was happy to see Shawn Hatosy show up in ep. 6, lotsa' neat people in the cast.


While I don't care for the opening theme (harmonica hurts my ears),
I very much like the dark, moody instrumental (background) music throughout the show & used during end credits.
Wish I could find that material as standalone music track(s).
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Lakewood NJ/Murrells Inlet SC/ N. Naples FL/Swainton NJ
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Just completed season 1. Liked it a lot and am looking forword to future seasons. The only negative is that I felt it was a quick and tidy ending (the last two episodes) to a long build up. But that is probably the reality of criminal justice. Long investigations followed by a quick close, once all the facts are known.......
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Old 02-22-2015, 05:34 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Just finished the first season as well. I like it a lot overall but the last episode felt kind of aimless, like they didn't know what to do SPOILER after the serial killer was dealt with in the previous episode. Wrapping up the cold case wasn't particularly satisfying and half of the episode was just Bosch with his daughter. I would definitely watch another season of Bosch, but I hope they learn from this and don't make the finale of season two so sparse in plot and low-stakes.
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:46 PM
 
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Actually my interp was they--the creators/writers/producers--were trying to create a reason to see Bosch as more than just a cop...to create a connection that went beyond the serial killer case so that people would want to follow bosch to another case because of how they felt about him--not just the suspense or puzzle of who-done-it...
and the fact that Bosch is getting pressed by his lieutenant who is truly a jerk just makes us root for him as well...
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:16 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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I was definitely rooting for him, but the last episode was really boring and low-stakes.
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:18 PM
 
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maybe this will be the transition to cold cases that Harry has been doing--
but there were couple of books with Kiz as his partner after Jerry leaves the job before his retirement and then return under "retired/rehired" status...
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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Which book is this season based on?
"City of Bones".
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Lakewood NJ/Murrells Inlet SC/ N. Naples FL/Swainton NJ
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I don't know where the books take him, but I think Harry would be happier as a PI........
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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"City of Bones".
According to IMDB, the series is based on 3 of the books: City of Bones, Echo Park, and The Concrete Blonde.

I liked that they had the coyote show up in the first episode when Bosch was up on the hill in the woods. A nod to The Last Coyote?
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