Bosch: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)


Season 1
Bosch

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An uneven boilerplate police drama is sharpened by gritty atmosphere, solid acting, and some rousing, suspenseful turns.

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Critic Ratings: 30

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User Ratings: 398

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Air date: Feb 7, 2014

The pilot for the drama series about a relentless Los Angeles homicide detective who pursues the killer of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial himself for the murder of a serial killer.

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Air date: Feb 13, 2015

A traffic stop lands a suspect; Bosch and J. Edgar follow a promising lead; Bosch tangles with the deputy chief over his court battle; and murder suspect Raynard Waits makes a shocking confession about Bosch's cold case.

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Air date: Feb 13, 2015

Bosch and J. Edgar are lured to a troubled family following the identification of a young victim in the bones case. Meanwhile, Bosch's own trial progresses, and Bosch reconsiders everything in the wake of a tense confrontation with Raynard Waits.

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Air date: Feb 13, 2015

A family's dark past surfaces during an investigation. Meanwhile, Bosch's court case culminates with a verdict as he gets entangled in a perilous field trip with Waits, and a desperate manhunt unfolds in the wake of a startling turn of events.

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Air date: Feb 13, 2015

Dramas involving the Raynard Waits case escalate. Deputy Chief Irving sidelines Bosch, who sharpens attention on the bones case, only to get caught up in a menacing game of cat and mouse.

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Air date: Feb 13, 2015

Bosch lands in Las Vegas to visit his teen daughter and to gain insight into Waits from his former wife. A return to Los Angeles finds Waits taunting Bosch. Also: The questioning of a witness in the bones case endangers Brasher.

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Air date: Feb 13, 2015

Professional and personal issues impact Bosch, whose own past helps him uncover important clues in the Waits case. Meanwhile, Waits grows restless and unleashes a deadly scheme.

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Air date: Feb 13, 2015

Bosch's former wife becomes a newfound ally. Elsewhere, a succession of decisions defines the future of the police department, and Wait's unhinged interest in Bosch deepens.

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Air date: Feb 13, 2015

The truth about the bones murder is at last revealed. Elsewhere, Bosch's past leads him to a showdown with Raynard Waits.

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Air date: Feb 13, 2015

Bosch must confront the consequences of his showdown with Waits in the season finale. Also: Bosch's daughter pays an unexpected visit; and Bosch's job is put at risk in the wake of the bones investigation.

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Tv Season Info

In this police drama, relentless Los Angeles homicide detective Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) pursues the killer of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial himself on murder charges. Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino, Lance Reddick and Annie Wersching also star.

Cast & Crew

Amy Aquino
Lt. Grace Billets
Lance Reddick
Irvin Irving
Mark Derwin
Captain Harvey Pounds
Annie Wersching
Julia Brasher
Jamie Hector
Jerry Edgar
Titus Welliver
Harry Bosch
Jim McKay
Director
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Critic Reviews for Bosch Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (20)

Setting aside unwanted distractions and conventional genre tropes, Amazon's new series is a thoroughly engaging vision that should prove quite pleasing to fans of Connelly's and cop stories alike.

Dec 11, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It has a perhaps problematic lack of urgency, but I enjoyed the atmosphere, with Bosch coming across as a throwback hero without being overly anachronistic.

Dec 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Welliver bites off a lot that he definitely can chew in Bosch. Finally he's the top-of-the-marquee star. It's hoped that Amazon Prime will keep it that way with at least several more seasons to come.

Feb 25, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

There must have been something in the books that got lost in adaptation. Never having read them, we can't say that Bosch was botched, but it could have been better.

Feb 12, 2015 | Full Review…

Bosch ... lies somewhat off the beaten TV path, but in a thrilling way.

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Bosch may not be reinventing the wheel, but it's a sturdy ride.

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Yet, Bosch actually feels gritty, riding Welliver's smooth baritone and lots of saturated cinematography to build out a serial murder case that is genuinely engaging.

Mar 12, 2020 | Full Review…

A throwback journey through LA cop culture. One that feels at times, in terms of tone, like a police detective show from the 80s.

Dec 11, 2018 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

Welliver effectively shoulders that burden with a portrayal that's both gritty and playful, and he generally makes the dialogue work -- although some of the show's secondary characters are less than believable.

Dec 11, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A battery of episode directors including the stalwart Ernest Dickerson builds a panoramic Los Angeles around Bosch, and he cuts through the city like a knife.

Dec 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Does Welliver look exactly like the Harry [Bosch] I picture? No. Does he make me believe he is Harry? Indeed he does.

Dec 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The cavalcade of solid performances help buoy what is a fairly boilerplate group of interwoven police stories.

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Audience Reviews for Bosch: Season 1

  • Mar 13, 2021
    Excellent story, well directed. Must watch patiently as it picks up pace.
  • Feb 09, 2021
    Absolutely brilliant. Watched it while the wife and I had to isolate and it literally kept us getting out of bed to binge the entire season. Welliver is extraordinary as Bosch but to single him out doesn't do justice to the other brilliant performances. Be advised watching this show is dangerous and you'll likely end up binging the other 5 seasons directly after.
  • Jan 06, 2021
    It would be pretty good, but the actors look at the camera ALL of the time, which is really off putting. I've never seen a production quite like it for that. Terrible job from the Director to let this stuff go. No decent Director would not film the shot again, doesn't do a lot for actor credibility either. The looking into camera does get slightly better as the seasons go on but continuity is shocking. This isn't a soap where deadlines are soooo tight. The car scene in S4 Ep6 is shocking. Jerry's headrest moves up and down so much it sends you dizzy. Edited - Up to season 5 now and although it has got better it still happens which keeps reminding you that you are watching a tv show. The plot and the actors are good but the Director/Producer should do shampoo Ad's Margot Rose plat a 1 minute role in 5/3 and looks more at the camera than Jerry, why not re-shoot that scene??? continuity 1/10 - Production 1/10 - Direction 1/10 - Is the camera person wearing a flashing hat!
  • Nov 16, 2020
    Bosch season 1 is full of twist and turns. Titus Welliver is excellent playing the dry, cunning, veteran cop known as Harry Bosch. The antagonist Waits is perfect for Bosch. If you like crime shows, you must give Bosch a watch.
  • Oct 16, 2020
    Starting is not perfect but not so sluggish. Story line kept me watching it.
  • Oct 03, 2020
    The Michael Connelly Bosch series is the best book series ever! Connelly is a great author packing continuous story and action in a very readable form. I've watch the entire Bosch TV series (seasons 1-6 so far). Season 1 was the worst but was still excellent and the seasons just keep getting better. I normally don't care for the streaming of a single story over a whole season, this format usually seems like 2 to 4 hours of television stretched out over 8 to 12 hours. Connelly provides an abundance of material in his books which packs the TV series with material, and they don't try to make one season based on a single book. An excellent, gritty police procedural, five stars all seasons! If you haven't already read the Bosch books, do it! Starts with "The Black Echo".
  • Aug 07, 2020
    Tries to make you sympathize with a murderer. Pure cringe.
  • Jul 09, 2020
    Great season one. There is amazing acting here, meshing highly detailed story lines. Even the family-time creates tension. Welliver makes the role his, despite not matching the image from the Bosch books, which paint Bosch as more like Dennis Franz. The conclusion to the serial killer plot could've been made more imaginative and violent, but it probably represents the reality of such creatures' finality. Michael Connelly was a police reporter, not a conductor of Wagner's operas.
  • Jun 05, 2020
    what I love about cop movies is you just can not get bored
  • May 17, 2020
    Great thriller with many twists. Acting very good. Only storyline out of place was Boschs romantic interest-did not buy into it.

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