Review: Bosch, Season 2

My darling hubby and I binge watched season two of Bosch, one of the best cop shows on television.

(I saw it on Amazon Prime Video since I'm an Amazon Prime Subscriber as well as Netflix because both are a rich source of information documentaries that serve as research for me as a writer. They also allow me to keep up with pop culture trends which I review on the blog.)

We had eagerly awaited the release of the new season, and we weren't disappointed even though we think the ending could have been more of a cliffhanger rather than a finale. (That's the downfall of being a writer. I'm always in critic mode when watching anything.)

Seriously, the only real disappointment is that there are only 10 episodes! We want more Bosch!


The Storylines and Writing. There is so much that is superb about this intelligent series. Of course, Michael Connelly's books are the source material.

Even though the series is a mashup of several Bosch books, the screenwriters do a good job of making it make sense without alienating the readers who know the stories. So you get intelligent story lines with believable characters.

The Cast. Each member of the superb cast of Bosch breathes life into their respective characters. Titus Welliver was born to be Bosch. His portrayal of the police detective who is lousy at life but so very good at his job is so perfect that I can't imagine anyone else in this part.

The rest of the regular cast equals Welliver's performance, in particular, Lance Reddick as Irvin Irving, Jamie Hector as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino as Lt. Grace Billets, Madison Lintz as Maddie Bosch, and Sarah Clarke as Eleanor Wish. Character actors you've seen in countless other films and TV round out the cast who portray regulars in the cop shop and other characters in the story.

Side Note

I found it difficult to believe that Bosch was nominated for only 1 Emmy in 2015, its debut season: Outstanding Main Title Design. (Bosch, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Studios, Grant Lau, Creative Director; JJ Gerber, Creative Producer; Michael Radtke, Editor; and Rod Basham, Flame Artist.

Fortunately, Lance Reddick, a consummate professional in so many roles--I'm thinking of Fringe in particular--was recognized for his role by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2016, which nominated him for the Saturn Award for Best New Media Television Series/Best Supporting Actor on Television.

Madison Lintz who plays Bosch's daughter was also nominated by Young Artist Awards 2016, Best Performance in a TV Series, Recurring Young Actress (14 - 21).


Bosch should be nominated in every creative category. This series alone justifies the cost of Amazon Prime Membership.

Takeaway Truth

We'll be watching Season 2 again in its entirety. In fact, we may just host a Bosch film festival party and show Season 1 and 2 back to back.

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