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Old 02-13-2015, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Lakewood NJ/Murrells Inlet SC/ N. Naples FL/Swainton NJ
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Just watched S1E1 on Amazon instant video. Very promising. Two actors from The Wire so far (I guess Amazon is stealing HBO actors). It is a hoot seeing Milo (the drug kingpin from The Wire) playing a homicide detective.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:21 PM
 
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Thanks for reminding me of the title, I had forgotten about it (and the name made me think of the painter, not a crime drama tv show).

Had heard of it from seeing ad in magazine with Titus Welliver pictured (whom I recall from first season of The Good Wife)
but had to look up other cast: Lance Reddick and Jamie Hector (from The Wire).
Haven't checked it out yet, not sure what the conceit/twist is (type of police procedural), but it could be good.
I'll probably wait a few days & then give it a try (am finishing up Breaking Bad right now).
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Old 02-13-2015, 11:14 PM
 
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All 10 episodes of season 1 are now available.

I had mixed feelings about the pilot. The writing and production value were top-notch but Titus Welliver for me didn't deliver. I'll watch the next few episodes with fingers crossed that he improves and the series is a success.
Even if it doesn't measure up, it'll still likely be better than most series on network and cable TV.

Streaming TV (i.e. original series via venues like Amazon and Netflix) are to cable what cable was to network.
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Old 02-14-2015, 07:30 PM
 
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Default MAYBE some spoilers...

Like the last OP I wasn't sure if Titus Welliver could deliver but while he wasn't the Bosch I had pictured in my mind reading the novels (my Bosch was bigger/more physical) I thought Welliver did an excellent job...
The guy playing his partner Jerry was Marlo on The Wire and some of the same things that worked for Marlo (the lack of affect) don't really help the actor in the role of detective/sidekick...

The actress playing the female cop Harry has an affair with did great job even in the early scenes at showing why Harry should have kept his distance

There are some great supporting actors--Veronica Cartwright, Richard Grecco, Lance Reddick, Amy Aquino and the location shooting is very good--at least the way they make you THINK this is LA...
so many things from the novels--like Harry's house in the canyon--are just spot on...
I wish the theme song would have been more jazz-y cause that was Harry's type of music...

I finished watching last night and was sorry I rushed through the series so quickly--
Maybe I will rest my memory and try an episode or two at a time a little while later...

I also don't know anyone who watched it and frankly having people to talk with about the episodes are something I enjoy--
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Old 02-14-2015, 08:30 PM
 
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Just watched E2. Liking it more. Taking my time though....... Never read the books, but perhaps I will.
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:45 PM
 
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Like the last OP I wasn't sure if Titus Welliver could deliver but while he wasn't the Bosch I had pictured in my mind reading the novels (my Bosch was bigger/more physical) I thought Welliver did an excellent job...
The guy playing his partner Jerry was Marlo on The Wire and some of the same things that worked for Marlo (the lack of affect) don't really help the actor in the role of detective/sidekick...
I just finished watching the entire show, and I thought it was pretty terrific (it would have to be, in order to get my attention like this). I've been reading the Harry Bosch books since the first one came out in 1992, so the actors I've always pictured are somewhat older. More like Gene Hackman as Bosch, and Clark Johnson (Homicide's Meldrick Lewis) as Jerry. I like Welliver, however, and had no problem with Jamie Hector as Jerry Edgar.

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The actress playing the female cop Harry has an affair with did great job even in the early scenes at showing why Harry should have kept his distance
I've liked Annie Wersching in everything I've seen her in, starting with 24.

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There are some great supporting actors--Veronica Cartwright, Richard Grecco, Lance Reddick, Amy Aquino
Loved them all. Who did Richard Greco play?

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and the location shooting is very good--at least the way they make you THINK this is LA...so many things from the novels--like Harry's house in the canyon--are just spot on...
Was it not shot in LA? There were -- I thought -- recognizable street signs and intersections, and Venice, where Julia Brasher lived, looked just like the canal area of Venice.

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I wish the theme song would have been more jazz-y cause that was Harry's type of music...
Agreed. I didn't like the theme music.

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I also don't know anyone who watched it and frankly having people to talk with about the episodes are something I enjoy--
Well, I'm here.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:19 PM
 
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Just watched E2. Liking it more. Taking my time though....... Never read the books, but perhaps I will.
I've read the book this season is based on, but darned if I can remember it as I read it so many years ago, so I don't remember the ending. All the better to watch it I guess. I liked the pilot and look forward to watching the rest.
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Old 02-15-2015, 08:58 AM
 
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This show has been utterly below my radar until this morning--where I read about it in a Scandinavian paper! Which I was reading because of the terror events in Copenhagen. Apparently the series is being shown on HBO Nordic over there. But how do we watch it here? Do you have to subscribe to some Amazon streaming video, or what? I like the Bosch novels, so I'd definitely want to give it a try.
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Old 02-15-2015, 10:40 AM
 
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Clark, the program is an Amazon product so yeah, the only place to see it (far as I know) is streaming on Amazon TV.

Others above, there's an interview on imdb with Welliver, Hector (the partner detective), and executive producer Michael Connelly, 7:44.

I had watched the first episode a couple of days earlier but kept dozing off. So last night I plugged in the last fifteen minutes of epi01, then binged the other nine episodes. It got better as it proceeded and I stayed awake for the entire production. Now ready for Season02 since Netflix has taken down Season03 of House of Cards...
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:32 AM
 
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Think it is strange that someone in Denmark is watching via HBO when Amazon has a nordic presence--
anyway, they can watch it...but wonder if HBO had any money in the deal--that seems very strange bedfellows, doesn't it???

Right now I think it is only available in US to Amazon Prime members--meaning it is free if you pay the yearly fee--and don't think you can buy the episodes individually like you can many television/movie features on Amazon streaming site...
probably trying to drive people to subscribe to Prime
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