The travails of Harry Bosch over on Amazon Prime has been garnering some pretty strong praise recently, and many think it’s the best procedural on the box. And when I say box, I mean an on-demand streaming portal that you’re perhaps more likely to watch on a laptop or tablet. It stars Titus Welliver as Los Angeles Police detective Harry Bosch and takes its inspiration from three of Michael Connelly’s novels City of Bones, Echo Park, and The Concrete Blonde. Many believe it’s the best evocation of Los Angeles in a crime drama since the golden days of Hollywood thrillers. They might just have a point. Now, its creator has announced, it has been renewed for a third series.
Vanity Fair said this about the show only the other day:
It’s everything that True Detective Season 2 should have been had it not succumbed to sadistic, self-pitying, mood-mongering, garbage-barge bloat.
At 10 episodes, Bosch Season 2 is long but lean, a neo-classical procedural that maintains a close shave. Everything about it is old school with a modern shine. Its hero, L.A.P.D. homicide detective Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver, with his patented head cock that puts a sardonic spin on every comeback), is a lone gray wolf whose taste in jazz and refusal to play nice mark him as a man out of time, a proud throwback. And cool blondes don’t come any more old school than goddess Jeri Ryan, playing the un-grieving widow of a porn-merchant money launderer, who stands in the doorway of her gated-community mansion as if modeling for the special gangster-moll edition of Architectural Digest.
So it’s clear that the show is really starting to gain some serious momentum, critical acclaim and cult status. Amazon Prime has got a hit on its hands.
Which makes Michael Connelly’s tweet today that much more exciting and prescient:
More news as we get it…