"If you can smoke and drink while doing it, it's not a sport" - a thread for BOSCH

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Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 21 April 2018 04:22 (two years ago) link

Anyone else watch season 4 yet?

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 21 April 2018 04:22 (two years ago) link

Finished it last night. It was very good, but I feel like it ends in a way that would allow me to walk away if season 5 (which has been promised) is uninspiring.

I've only read like 3 of the books, so there's always that.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 21 April 2018 11:33 (two years ago) link

just finished ep 4....

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Sunday, 22 April 2018 00:10 (two years ago) link

I lost interest mid first season due to serial killer fatigue. Is it worth picking up with s2?

Simon H., Sunday, 22 April 2018 00:21 (two years ago) link

I certainly think so. I am also mid-S4 and have no regrets.

fajita seas, Sunday, 22 April 2018 15:42 (two years ago) link

just wrapped season 4. really solid season. simon I think season 1 is the weakest but i still liked it.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Tuesday, 24 April 2018 20:28 (two years ago) link

I love the books, but I've never managed to get into the show, or Welliver's portrayal. It's well-made but I've never been gripped enough to keep watching.

That said, this season is part-based on Angels Flight, my favourite of the Bosch books, so I'll give it yet another try. Is it ok for someone who's only seen the opening episodes of every season?

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 18:06 (two years ago) link

you may miss some context on some character arcs / story lines but i think you could easily fill in the blanks as you go.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:21 (two years ago) link

Will this help to fill the Justified-shaped hole in my life? I’ve read the first two Bosch books and liked them but didn’t feel the need for any more.

Is the show funnier than the books, I guess is what I’m asking.

sciatica, Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:24 (two years ago) link

cant answer that v accurately as i havent read the books. but i did watch justified and i dont think this quiiiite scratches that same itch. maybe a little but bosch is not nearly as magnetic/dynamic as raylan was.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:38 (two years ago) link

Season 4 feels a little padded (better to disperse the padding evenly throughout than to shoot entire episodes of pure padding I guess) but agreed, it's solid and catchy. I keep finding myself expecting Marlo to order somebody executed.

Nothing close to the humor and rich, good-natured ain't-humanity-somethingism of Justified, though. This is a show about people in bad moods wearing business attire and talking to each other on cell phones.

mick signals, Friday, 27 April 2018 01:52 (two years ago) link

I don't know why but I always pictured Bosch as Jon Polito


Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 27 April 2018 09:25 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

Will this help to fill the Justified-shaped hole in my life?


we just finished the last season. Jamie Hector is fantastic in this. So are the guys playing Crate & Barrel. Bosch and Billets and Chief Irving are good but not as much fun as the aforementioned.

There are a several moments in Season 4 that are really all-time - so much rewinding just to see it again

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 23:13 (two years ago) link

nine months pass...

Season 5 premiere tonight!

In the meantime:
All the LA Bars and Restaurants Featured in Modern Noir Cop Show Bosch

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 19 April 2019 19:23 (one year ago) link

yes! gonna crank this season out over the next week for sure.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 19 April 2019 20:04 (one year ago) link

Bosch really gets in some trouble this time around

mh, Friday, 26 April 2019 22:43 (one year ago) link

im about halfway through s5

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 26 April 2019 23:10 (one year ago) link

had to go back in this thread and check to make sure I didn't already post about how every season combines plots and characters from multiple books, which are also good.

sarahell, Friday, 26 April 2019 23:12 (one year ago) link

this show rules, only have watched first episode of season 5 but first 4 all solid, love the location shooting too (rip Smog Cutter)

buzza, Friday, 26 April 2019 23:25 (one year ago) link

Just finished the new season. Really good.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 26 April 2019 23:26 (one year ago) link

was drinking some groundwork when i watched ep1. also an ND law mug. so many ties.

camp pendleton subway yelp review (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 26 April 2019 23:28 (one year ago) link

Still not sure what exactly was the purpose of the plane expeditions

mick signals, Saturday, 27 April 2019 02:04 (one year ago) link

Yeah, the whole scheme seemed like a lot of work for relatively little reward.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Saturday, 27 April 2019 02:09 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

Forgive the thread spam, but I wanted to note that this show's 2019 season is nominated in the 2019 ILX TV poll:

ILX's Best Television of 2019 Poll / VOTING AND CAMPAIGNING THREAD / Voting Ends January 31

If you like this show and you'd like to see it have a good showing in the poll (running in February) all you need to do is submit a ballot including it and your other favorites (4 minimum, 25 maximum, organized by your favorite to least favorite) to forksclovetofu at gmail by end of day today. It'll take five minutes; get to it!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 31 January 2020 14:26 (six months ago) link


7th season will be the last

na (NA), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:59 (five months ago) link


Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 13 February 2020 21:01 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Those words you have wanted to hear: Bosch season 6 trailer

absolute idiot liar uneducated person (mh), Monday, 23 March 2020 20:34 (four months ago) link


Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 05:20 (four months ago) link

looks corny as hell, gonna be great

na (NA), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:08 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

season 6 is out. 2 eps in. bosch looks a little more ripped than past seasons is my only takeaway so far.

Spottie, Friday, 17 April 2020 23:12 (three months ago) link

This is the Overlook, right? Connelly’s wannabe 24 novella that was serialised in the nyt. (Its good, though.)

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 17 April 2020 23:52 (three months ago) link

Bosch is back, baby!

I feel like all the seasons have been contemporaneous in recent memory for me, but the fact the daughter character is somehow an adult now is jarring

But I mean, the pilot came out in early 2014 and it’s now 2020, so...

mh, Saturday, 18 April 2020 01:13 (three months ago) link

i like that there's 2nd-tier cast character-typology overlap with brooklyn 99

mark s, Sunday, 19 April 2020 18:24 (three months ago) link

Eight episodes in. I like the b-plots with the Haitian underworld and Maddie/Honey Chandler, but I'm really missing the Nickel Diner downtown.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 20 April 2020 20:33 (three months ago) link

is the Los Angles Ace Hotel the new Mondrian or Standard or w/e when it comes to "semi-famous and some shit's going down here" now?

mh, Monday, 20 April 2020 20:35 (three months ago) link

bosch is such a judgmental dick

mark s, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:37 (three months ago) link

bosch is good, i liked it when he quietly radiated conviction so hard his daughter became a fascist too

adam, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 13:16 (three months ago) link

i enjoyed the last season even if half of it was just wrapping up loose threads from the previous season. i feel like in the middle seasons they started to move slightly away from the COPS ARE ALWAYS RIGHT AND ANYONE WHO GETS IN THEIR WAY IS EVIL philosophy, but they really circled back to it in the end. i loved maddie and honey chandler continuously having to explain the basics of the u.s. justice system to bosch. why would criminals need defense attorneys? need i remind you that COPS ARE ALWAYS RIGHT AND ANYONE WHO GETS IN THEIR WAY IS EVIL. also wasn't crazy about them making j. edgar a proponent of vigilante justice at the very last minute.

na (NA), Monday, 11 May 2020 14:20 (three months ago) link

also wasn't crazy about them making j. edgar a proponent of vigilante justice at the very last minute.

lol I got kinda teary-eyed at that tbh -- like, wishing for him to say, "you want things to be one way, but it's the other way"

sarahell, Monday, 11 May 2020 18:46 (three months ago) link

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