Bosch Legacy. Two thirds through and about to fire up the next. It's on Amazon Prime's "freevee." Which means that, even though I pay for amazon prime, I have to watch commercials. I don't know what to make of this new trend, in ad supported content from major streamers. It, of course, sucks, but I guess I don't care that much. They're going to do what they're going to do. And I have a mute button on my remote.
Anyway, Bosch. I have watched the previous Bosch seasons, on Amazon, twice, and am a big fan. I had read a few Michael Connelly books before, but became a real Harry Bosch follower through the audio books. I find this genre stuff ideal for listening, and Connelly is, for this genre stuff, one of the best.
And, through 19 novels, you get to know Harry pretty well. I remember when the first Bosch season came out, looking forward but expecting to be disappointed. Most of these kinds of adaptations suck.
I was not disappointed, but rather, knocked out. Michael Connelly executive produced, and did, I believe, much of the writing, personally taking very good care of his property. The feel of Connelly's books, the nature of Harry Bosch and company, the tone and texture of Bosch's LA--it's all there. And Titus Wellever, as Harry Bosch, is perfect.
Bosch may be, still, the best adaptation of a novelist's work for television--ever. And the new season, ads aside, is no different.
I also remember, parenthetically, that when the first season of Bosch dropped, I had just got a new tv, a 60" LG OLED, and yipe, the Bosch intro, on (as one amazon reviewer called it) "God's TV" was just freaking beautiful!
A final word on Harry Bosch. One of his mottos resonates, as a picture of Harry himself, and, honestly, as--succinct, but deep--a sentiment to be inspired by and to aspire too:
"Everybody counts or nobody counts."
And Mr. Connelly, if you're listening. If you get to The Law of Innocence, you need to talk to Mathew McConaughey. He and Titus, as Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller, would be something to see.