Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch books are gritty, compelling, and darn good reads. I was unsure how the Bosch character would translate to the screen so I took my time tuning into the Amazon series.
I’m pleasantly surprised. We just finished binge-watching Season 1. Titus Welliver is pretty darn good at conveying Bosch’s weary and worn take on life, while keeping him human. He’s a father, struggling to relate to his daughter. He’s a cop, focused on finding evil and putting it away. He’s a man having a really bad year.
The series captured the mood of the books. The story arc of Season 1 is dark and grisly and not for the squeamish. The mysteries are layered with complex characters playing pivotal roles in the solutions. But the solutions didn’t come out of left field. The groundwork was laid very well.
I have a busy week and weekend so it’ll be a couple of weeks before we dive into Season 2, but dive in we will.