Bosch - Pleasantly Surprised
I’ve never been a real fan of books turned into movies or television shows. I’ve been disappointed too many times. If one of my favorite books or series gets picked up by Hollywood, I get excited at first. Then the realization hits. The actors are never what I pictured in my head (i.e. Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher or Matthew McConaughey as Micky Haller). Stories are changed or back stories sliced or worse, endings are revamped (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). I’m not saying I didn’t like these movies. After all, the stories and characters are some of my favorites. It’s just not what I had pictured in my head and can be a bit of a letdown.
That was until BOSCH. I was skeptical at first. After all Michael Connelly’s books have been made into movies before with some disappointment (Blood Work, The Lincoln Lawyer). And Harry Bosch is one of the best characters in the mystery genre today. As the pilot was being produced by Amazon, I could see the series going either way. With Amazon producing, who knows what kind of budget or changes could be made. Yet Michael Connelly was directly involved along the way focusing the look and feel.
So I was hopeful when I watched the pilot episode (available for free on Amazon.com). I was pleasantly surprised. In fact, I was thrilled with their choice of Titus Welliver as Bosch and the supporting characters. The setting and cinematography was perfect and the storyline was gripping. I was so impressed that I actually purchased Amazon Prime so I can watch the rest of the season.
If you’re a fan of Michael Connelly, I think you will enjoy the series. Let me know what you think…
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