A country house, a dead body, a pack of suspects—sounds like Agatha Christie, no? Of course, it does. It’s said that Dame Agatha named 1958’s Ordeal by Innocence as one of her two favorite novels (Crooked House being the other), though she was known to change her answer to that… Read more
The spectrum of “bad behavior” stretches all the way from kicking puppies to genocide. How despicable can the central character of a movie or TV show be before you can’t watch it anymore? Can they be a pimp? A murderer? Serial killer? (Previously on Dexter…) A cannibal? (Hannibal Lecter, come… Read more
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In the real world, you might leave the big city and move to a small, picturesque town in the countryside to find peace and quiet. Maybe one with a nearby forest would be nice—the majestic trees, the woodland critters, the wind rustling through the leaves … how restful. In the… Read more
Watch the trailer for Season 4 of Bosch!
Good news, Bosch fans! Amazon has announced they’ve greenlit a fifth season while simultaneously revealing the release date for Season 4. Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling crime novels, the ten-episode fourth season drops on April 13th. When an attorney is murdered on the eve of his civil rights trial against… Read more
Bosch has transformed television mystery. For the first time, viewers can experience the closest approximation to a mystery novel as is possible on screen. The pacing, development of the characters, complexity of the plot, simultaneous themes, and detailed touches make Bosch the template for 21st-century mystery television. One of the… Read more
The WWII thriller and alternate history set in the same period are small time machines. If Walter Benjamin’s famous quote is taken into account, “History is written by the victors,” then it is rewritten as we come to terms with the past. Alternate histories concerning World War II appeared almost… Read more
At the end of the first season of Bosch (Amazon Studios, based on the novels of Michael Connelly), we saw the main character—Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch (Titus Welliver)—staring out the window of his home at the fringe of Los Angeles, a city that he attempts to serve as a police detective…. Read more