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Major spoiler from the book

Spoiler!
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Bosch season 1 was just released via Amazon Streaming, free to Prime members.

There's nothing new here, its a standard detective drama. What it brings to the table are 1st rate production values, an outstanding cast with writing that does them justice. PQ and AQ are also excellent. This will be a popular show simply because its so well done.
The production was excellent, it look great and sounded great and not once did I ever think about the fact that it was streaming video, it looked as good as the best I've seen OTA or via cable/sat, very nicely done.
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The production was excellent, it look great and sounded great and not once did I ever think about the fact that it was streaming video, it looked as good as the best I've seen OTA or via cable/sat, very nicely done.
Agreed and I really hope to put out a BD set soon, it'll look amazing.
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Agreed and I really hope to put out a BD set soon, it'll look amazing.
Yes it should, lots of very clean, sharp and for the most part, well lit imagery, it should look great.
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I tried to watch. Gave it two episodes. I'm just not into procedural cop shows. I wasn't sure what it was until I watched. I started Marco Polo on netflix instead.
I didn't look at it like that. To me is was kind of noirish.
I'm curious as to why you even tried when you don't like these types of shows?

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I didn't look at it like that. To me is was kind of noirish.
I'm curious as to why you even tried when you don't like these types of shows?

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didn't know what it was. all I saw was amazon original. figured I'd give it a shot.
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Good read,

Bosch And The Return To Noir City

"Bosch feels like a US equivalent of the Wallander series adapted from Henning Menkell’s cop novels."
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That's where I saw here, Resurrection. She's 65 years old and unless I'm mistaking her for someone else she does appear to have aged rapidly, but then again, I really haven't seen her in anything in quite a long time.
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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.
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I finished it yesterday. Very good show - excellent images in 4K.

Did the captain scene and suspension happen in the books? I felt that was more tacked on then the romance thread. Give me Annie anytime!

Loved the jazz. And those looked like Ohm speakers in his house. I always wanted a pair in my younger days but could never afford them.
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Maybe there should be a contest to identify all of Bosch's stereo components.
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Good show so far, but I don't like that it's a Prime exclusive. I'd pay per episode to watch it, but I don't being "forced" into buying Prime.
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Maybe there should be a contest to identify all of Bosch's stereo components.
Looks like at least one of these,



Need to watch those scenes again to get the rest.

Are these the correct speakers? Ohm?

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Marantz turntable? (off the top of my head). Anyway, in the late 60's and early 70's the Dual turntable was real popular along with the reliable Stanton 681-EEE cartridge.
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Good show so far, but I don't like that it's a Prime exclusive. I'd pay per episode to watch it, but I don't being "forced" into buying Prime.
How is it different from being "forced" to subscribe to Neflix, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, or any other streaming source that is creating original programming? For that matter, you're forced to buy an antenna or cable and a TV, or a computer and broadband service,if you want to watch broadcast network shows.

Nothing is free nor, really, is access to anything free. If you want library books, you're forced to sign up for a library card. It may or may not cost you money, but somebody pays.
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How is it different from being "forced" to subscribe to Neflix, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, or any other streaming source that is creating original programming? For that matter, you're forced to buy an antenna or cable and a TV, or a computer and broadband service,if you want to watch broadcast network shows.

Nothing is free nor, really, is access to anything free. If you want library books, you're forced to sign up for a library card. It may or may not cost you money, but somebody pays.
I wouldn't mind paying a reasonable fee per episode, but to make us sign up for an entire service is a lame move on their part. I'm getting ripped off enough by the cable company as it is. No worries, that's why there is bit torrent
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As far as the Prime Exclusive side of things. I think it is a great deal.

I was a very long term customer of DirecTV. I finally pulled the plug, for all the usual reasons.

I also have NetFlix and love that too.

I'm fairly new to Prime, having jumped in on the recent $72 deal.

The interface is not as good as NetFlix, but on the other hand...NF doesn't provide all the additional perks a Prime subscription offers, beyond free streaming content.

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Need to watch those scenes again to get the rest.

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Marantz turntable? (off the top of my head). Anyway, in the late 60's and early 70's the Dual turntable was real popular along with the reliable Stanton 681-EEE cartridge.

This is why I love AVS. Just finishing binging this and the gear caught my eye, especially his comment about needing vinyl to listen to jazz properly with the tube amp and all vs downloading....and a bit curious as to what the gear was LOL!

Now what does this selection of gear and media tell us about Harry? Or more about the perceptions of the script writer/director? Is this to fit in with his cell phone view? Any of this from the books?

Poorly chosen location for the gear IMHO for someone that into it....

Glad to hear how Harry could afford the nice view, too....

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Now what does this selection of gear and media tell us about Harry? Or more about the perceptions of the script writer/director? Is this to fit in with his cell phone view? Any of this from the books?
I assume the gear was bought with the same money as the house. None of it is cheap. But that doesn't mean he really knows much about it. Maybe he just went to a dealer and said "Give me a vintage stereo setup for jazz." I'd guess that's easy to do in L.A.
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Now what does this selection of gear and media tell us about Harry? Or more about the perceptions of the script writer/director? Is this to fit in with his cell phone view? Any of this from the books?
Bosch's love of vintage jazz is right out of the books. Indeed, this may be the most faithful translation of a character from page to screen that I've ever seen. Things have been shuffled around a bit chronologically; elements, events, and some characters from a number of different books have been conflated into this one story. But if you go read a Bosch novel (as well you should!) you will recognize him as this character immediately.

Although I will say his house (although located in the right place with the same spectacular view) and its contents seem a bit more upscale than I'd imagined.
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Series is well done. Read all of Michael Connelly's books. Welliver is ol' Hieronymus. Far better then Cruise doing Reacher.
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Series is well done. Read all of Michael Connelly's books. Welliver is ol' Hieronymus. Far better then Cruise doing Reacher.
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And, I had the speakers as Ohm's also, but up by the glass windows they would have to sound awful especially with the 360 degree radiation pattern of the cone drivers. Bose on steroids.

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Not sure if this was mentioned yet, but the theme song is Can't Let Go by Caught a Ghost. Cool tune!
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loved it. Hope they do another season.
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I assume the gear was bought with the same money as the house. None of it is cheap. But that doesn't mean he really knows much about it. Maybe he just went to a dealer and said "Give me a vintage stereo setup for jazz." I'd guess that's easy to do in L.A.
How does he pay for this stuff.

I've read a few Bosch novels and don't remember him being an audiophile. Of course I don't remember much of anything about them. It's one of those series that are absorbing as you read it but vanishes from the mind as soon as you are done.
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How does he pay for this stuff.

I've read a few Bosch novels and don't remember him being an audiophile. Of course I don't remember much of anything about them. It's one of those series that are absorbing as you read it but vanishes from the mind as soon as you are done.
He mentions to his daughter it's because of a movie when she comments on its poster in his place....
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I've read the first two books and Titus Wellever nails Harry Bosch, mannerisms,seeming disregard for authority, and the love of a good Scotch and cigarette, to jazz.
As to how he makes his money, he consulted on a TV show based loosely on him.
Like a previous poster said of the novels, the show is absorbing but forgettable once done but it is good to put a face to the books.
Oh, and a special shout out to Scott Wilson who played the doctor in the first episode who was excellent as Hershel in The Walking Dead.
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Can anyone cite an actor who more accurately brought a well known literary character to the screen than Titus Wellever as Harry Bosch?
I've read all the novels, and TW nails it.
Loved this series as did my wife who has not read the books.
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Titus is a terrific actor. Anyone else seen him do impressions?

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Were the writers fond of the show 24 or something? Both Annie Wersching and Sarah Clarke (Bosch's ex) were both on that show. Also, the phones at the precinct have the famous CTU ringtone. Not sure if there are any other similarities?
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