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I think this series is excellent (I'm about halfway through). I've read all of Connelly's Bosch-related books, which comprise a complex collection of interrelated characters (cops, reporters, FBI agents, lawyers; Micky Haller ((Matthew McConaughey)) of "The Lincoln Lawyer" and Terry McCaleb ((Clint Eastwood)) of "Blood Work" among them). "Bosch" feels authentic to the source material; excellent casting, the appropriate brass-tacks, reportorial tone, not a lot of overt drama.
It's kind of old-fashioned and feels very analog. The pacing is deliberate, the cinematography emphasizes the sense of place that characterizes the best LA-based shows. A lot of procedurals could be happening anywhere; this one could only be in LA. The wonderful score is appropriately moody, jazzy, and noirish.
It was good to see Connelly's own involvement as a producer and co-writer of some of the scripts.
With this, "Alpha House," and "Transparent," Amazon has successfully planted their own flag in the new world of online original programming. I hope "Man in the High Castle" can make the cut as well.