Feb. 06, 2014
Returning Series
60 min.
Amazon TV Network

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Bosch is a police procedural based on Michael Connelly‘s novels about Harry Bosch, a veteran police homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department.

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  • In the literary world, Bosch is the half brother of Michael (Mickey) Haller from The Lincoln Lawyer. They have same father; also a lawyer named Michael Haller. Michael Jr is the legitimate son, while Harry Bosch is illegitimate.
  • SPOILER: Lou Escobar, the assistant DA killed by Raynard Waits in making his escape, was also the name of Jake Gites former police department partner in the movie Chinatown, which also took place in Los Angeles.
  • Bosch's partner is depicted as having something of a clothes fetish and is heavily into designer fashion. In reality actor Jamie Hector has his own fashion label called Royal Addiction
  • While authentic Los Angeles Police uniforms and insignias are used, the series uses generic "county sheriff" patches and insignias for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
  • Exists in the same universe as Bloodwork, with Clint Eastwood. Eastwood's character, Terry McCaleb, was an FBI agent who had intersected with Bosch, and Bosch's ex-wife Eleanor Wish (who is also an ex-FBI agent) in earlier cases.
  • Bosch spins his jazz and blues LPs at home on a 1970s vintage Marantz Model 6300 turntable powered by a classic 1960s McIntosh model MC-240 tube amplifier.
  • The first season draw from the Bosch books City of Bones, Echo Park and The Concrete Blonde.
  • The second season draw from the Bosch books Trunk Music, The Drop and The Last Coyote.
  • The title character gets his name from the 15th century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch. His last name in Dutch would be pronounced more like Boz, not the prolonged schh sound.
  • Titus Welliver and Lance Reddick both appeared on Lost.
  • Jamie Hector and Lance Reddick were both actors in the Wire. Lance Reddick were acting a high ranking police officer in both Bosch and the Wire. Jamie Hector on the other hand, was acting as a drug lord in the Wire, and a detective in Bosch.
  • Bosch has prints hanging on his wall based on fictional films of the Harry Bosch books by Michael Connelly
  • Besides bringing the literary basis for the show, Michael Connelly is also part of the writers' room.
  • The third season draw from the Bosch books The Black Echo and A Darkness More Than Night.
  • In the books, Bosch was a tunnel rat in Vietnam, not SF in Iraq.
  • The fourth season draw from the Bosch books Angels Flight and Nine Dragons.
  • In response to the showrunners' quest for verisimilitude, the production was granted permission (a first) to film inside the actual LAPD Hollywood Station (1358 Wilcox Ave) where the shooting was done late in the day after most of the detectives had left. Various off-duty police volunteered their time to play extras.
  • Bosch's partner Jerry Edgar (Jamie Hector) is occasionally called J. Edgar, a clear reference to former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.
  • In the books, Bosch is left handed, Titus Welliver is right handed.
  • At the end of episode 9, When Detetective Johnson sees Bosch opening the package at his desk,Johnson asks Bosch, "Fan mail from a flounder?" This, of course, comes from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show when Rocky picks up a bottle with a message inside (it is a lead in to a commercial) and Bullwinkle asks Rocky, "Fan mail from a flounder?"
  • In the literary world of Bosch is the half brother of Michael Haller from The Lincoln Lawyer. They have same father; also a lawyer named Michael Haller. Michael Jr is the legitimate son, while Harry Bosch is illegitimate.
  • In the the books bosch was a tunnel rat in Vietnam not special forces in Afghanistan
  • When the tile character Harry Bosch states his full legal name on the witness stand, he says Hieronymus Bosch. Hieronymus Bosch was an early influential Netherlandish painter. Bosch's work often deal with dark and gruesome depictions of hell as well as fantastical imagery. Art historians have described Bosch's work as being 'pessimistic', 'difficult to translate to a modern point of view', and 'insightful into man's deepest desires and darkest fears'.
  • Although they don't share any scenes, this episode reunites former "ER" stars Troy Davis and Abraham Benrubi. Davis played Frank Martin and Benrubi was Jerry Marcovic. Both were ward clerks in the emergency room featured in the series.
  • Robbie Jones, who plays Officer George Irving is only 15 years younger than Lance Reddick (plays his father Irvin Irving) and 8 years younger than Erika Alexander (Connie Irving)
  • LAPD Code 37 at 00:04:43 is a "Possible Stole Vehicle".
  • The movie poster for the Black Echo movie within the show resembles the cover of the Harry Bosch novel of the same name.
  • Detective Lou Escobar has the same name as a Detective in Chinatown.
  • Two characters, Julia Brasher (Annie Wersching) and Eleanor Wish (Sarah Clarke), are current and historical partners respectively, of Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver). Both of these have also played partners of Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) in 24 as Nina Myers (Sarah Clarke - seasons 1 - 3) and Renee Walker (Annie Wersching - seasons 7 & 8).
  • There are three actors who have also acted in the series 24: Annie Wersching, Sarah Clarke and Steven Culp.

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