Wednesday, June 23, 2021

“Everybody Counts or Nobody Counts”

This coming Friday, June 25, will bring the premiere, on Amazon Prime, of the seventh and final season of the popular crime drama Bosch. Energetic efforts by fans to convince Prime honchos to continue the series, which is based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels about Los Angeles police detective Harry Bosch, amounted to little. However, plans have already been announced to launch a Bosch sequel on Amazon’s ad-supported streaming service, IMDb.TV.

According to The Killing Times, this latest run of the Titus Welliver-led series “takes its inspiration from novels written 20 years apart—The Concrete Blonde from 1994 and 2014’s The Burning Room, with Bosch and partner [Jerry] Edgar”—the latter played by Jamie Hector—“tackling two separate murder investigations.” It quotes an Amazon press release as saying the show “puts Harry’s famous motto centre stage: ‘Everybody counts or nobody counts.’ When a 10-year-old girl dies in an arson fire, Detective Harry Bosch risks everything to bring her killer to justice despite opposition from powerful forces. The highly charged, politically sensitive case forces Bosch to face a gruelling dilemma of how far he is willing to go to achieve justice.”

“Meanwhile,” explains Radio Times, Edgar “is spiralling after his showdown with Jacques Avril in season six. This strains but deepens Bosch and Edgar’s relationship, as Welliver told EW: ‘I think that will be the big payoff, to see how they work their way through it, unpack that, and it’s a lot of stuff. You know, while there is a healthy dose of action and things going on, I always feel like [Bosch] comes down to stories about people, and the fragility of human nature.’”

If you could use a refresher on Bosch’s history, click here.

READ MORE:Bosch Season 7 Preview: In a Changed World, How Should We Feel About Police Shows?” by Keith Roysdon (CrimeReads); “TV’s Hero Cops Are Under Scrutiny. But Bosch Knew the System Was Broken All Along,” by Greg Braxton (Los Angeles Times); “A Fond and Fearless Goodbye to Bosch,” by Colette Bancroft (Tampa Bay Times).

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