Bosch: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)

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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: 362

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Episodes

1
Air date: Feb 7, 2014
2
Air date: Feb 13, 2015
3
Air date: Feb 13, 2015
4
Air date: Feb 13, 2015
5
Air date: Feb 13, 2015
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Air date: Feb 13, 2015
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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

Titus Welliver
as Harry Bosch
Annie Wersching
as Julia Brasher
Amy Aquino
as Lt. Grace Billets
Lance Reddick
as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving
Jason Gedrick
as Raynard Waits
Sarah Clarke
as Eleanor Wish
Jamie Hector
as Jerry Edgar
Mark Derwin
as Captain Harvey Pounds
Amy Price-Francis
as Honey 'Money' Chandler
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Critic Reviews for Bosch Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (18)

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

Feb 12, 2015 | Full Review…

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

Feb 12, 2015 | Full Review…

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…

Bosch seems to have a firm stance that you are either with or against. As in: this is who I am, this is what I do. So if you're with me -- let's get on with it.

Dec 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bosch: Season 1

  • May 20, 2019
    The best movies and tv shows come from books, and a series based off a series is as good as it gets! Michael Connelly has already published fifteen books about Detective Harry Bosch, meaning there is a ton of material and angles to be used, deep background and personalities on all the characters, and some amazing stories to tell! Harry Bosch is a L.A. homicide detective, a special forces veteran of the Iraq war, and a man who takes each case personally. Bosch is the best detective on the force and gets the biggest cases. He goes into extreme detail on every case and rules nothing out. However, his personal involvement in each case leads him to make rash decisions that often leave him under a microscope. Titus Welliver stars as Bosch, and I never liked him as an actor. It's not that he isn't talented, it's the fact that he's always playing the bad guy, a role he just doesn't fit. Bosch however is the perfect fit for him, as he fits the role like a glove. His previous experience playing the bad guy, helps him to mask emotion and be the toughest cop in the world when he needs to be. When I watch him I have the feeling that everything in his passed has lead up to this, a career defining role. Welliver is paired with a couple of veterans from the hit HBO show, The Wire. Jamie Hector and Lance Reddick aren't only award winning actors, but their experience comes in the same vein of the genre as Bosch. After six years on The Wire, they are able to include their own spin on things and correct passed mistakes from the previous show, making for an incredible dynamic. The final angle that makes this show as good as it is, is Harry's family and childhood. At it's core, this is just another cop show, but what makes it as good as it is, is the story of Harry Bosch's life. Knowing what we know and seeing the extraordinary things he is able to accomplish, with so much going against him, really makes for one compelling story. Bosch is a cop show, but it's one that is written by an award winning novelist, produced by decades long veterans of the genre, and features a cast of award winners, that are as good as it gets. The casting for this show is terrific and the writing is phenomenal. If you love a good mystery and being part of the investigation every step of the way, you'll love Bosch. Often times these steaming shows aren't great, a lot of them are cancelled or rejected network shows, lacking in many ways. Bosch however isn't in that category, as it is the signature show of Amazon Prime and something that makes the whole cost of subscribing worthwhile.
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  • 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.
  • Apr 23, 2020
    Gripping story bordering on noir. Classically driven story telling with superb acting. Outstanding!
  • Feb 25, 2020
    A must watch thrilling police based drama, every single episode was emotional to me, amazing acting and photography.
  • Jan 23, 2020
    I love all of Michael Connelly's books...even the ones without Bosch or with a new partner. But his daughter Maddie is THE brat of all time! Instead of focusing on the LAPD, Detectives, it's a new Maddie problem. I got sick of her and stopped watching. Titus Welliver is great...but the daughter? Sucks all the energy out of the show.
  • Nov 14, 2019
    Solid result. If you've watched everything I've rated higher then give this a shot.
  • Sep 23, 2019
    Pretty decent police/crime type show with good character building.
  • Aug 22, 2019
    I really like this show. It's so clever and they gave the characters great story-lines.
  • Jun 03, 2019
    Very much enjoyed Season 1. It's a smart cop thriller. Believable character interactions and plot twists. Looking forward to the other seasons!
  • May 11, 2019
    Great series, been out for a while. Not sure how I missed it.

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