Saturday, February 8, 2014

Michael Connelly's Crime Thriller "Bosch" Appears On Amazon

I just watched the pilot episode of Michael Connelly's crime thriller Bosch free on Amazon.

I liked it and I hope to see more of the series.

Colette Bancroft at the Tampa Bay Times offers a review of the online series.

How well does the pilot episode of Bosch translate bestselling author Michael Connelly's tough but beloved series character to the screen?

As a longtime fan of the 18 novels about the hard-boiled Los Angeles homicide detective, I would say: Nailed it.

Connelly, who lives in Tampa but sets his fiction amid the sweet dreams and mean streets of L.A., had major involvement in the development of this potential series about Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch, and it shows in every frame of the hourlong pilot. From the casting of Titus Welliver (The Good Wife, Deadwood) as Bosch to the atmospheric portrayal of the city, the pilot captures the tone and details of Connelly's fiction, which has sold many millions of books worldwide.

It's unusual for an author to have so much input into a screen version of his books. Also unusual is the show's venue and the direct importance of audience input. The pilot is one of 10 available now for free viewing through Amazon Instant Video (see box), and everyone who watches Bosch becomes part of a focus group that could greenlight the series. The more viewers who watch and rate it, the better the chances that more episodes will be made for Amazon Studios.

After watching the pilot, I'm rooting for it — I want more.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

Bosch is streaming now for free on Amazon Instant Video (USA). You can watch the episode via the below link:

You can also read my interview with crime writer Michael Connelly via the below link:

1 comment:

  1. I have a confession: I rarely if ever view films made of books that I like because I do not like to be disappointed. My sole exception has been the Colin Dexter Morse novels and TV programs. You have me curious, though, about the Bosch project.