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moonarchia

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Thanks for reminding me this exists. I had watched episode 1 a few years back and meant to return. Past week I have been watching during down time while working and when I am tired of FFXIV and DDO. Halfway through S3 now.
 
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GuardianX

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This show was such a nostalgia kick for me from the Cali Vibe to seeing Cast that I haven't seen for a LONG time.

One of the things I remembered for a LONG time in Cali is "Orange Days" I called them, days where everything has this orange glow to it, not just during dusk or something but from like noon on, they had a couple shots where you get the vibe hard.

Loved that they didn't just show downtown but they also showed out in the boonies and around Arrowhead and Big Bear.

Double loved the little vegas tidbits like the drive out being dead as fuck, I remember doing that drive a few times for EQ gatherings and vacationing with my wife. When I did it solo I felt like it was one of the defining moments of my life, one of those moments where you feel like you can go anywhere once you get past civilization and just see the nothingness of long stretches of road.

Story wise though..

What was up with his wife, through the entire show I felt like she just wanted done. She barely had any real meaningful moments and even her death was so clearly telegraphed it was silly. Bosch even LOOKS at the drivers of the vehicle and notes them, bitch you knew your wife was into some triad level shit and you see a ricer motorcycle go by you with 2 people dressed ENTIRELY in black in afternoon / evening heat in CALIFORNIA?

His daughter has yet to do anything but get fucked in a story sense in all the seasons I watched so far. It seems like there really isn't a need for side characters other than to illustrate how socially disconnected Bosch is, but that fact is already apparent with his department relations. 5 seasons in and I'm kinda skipping things because it's like watching a dead horse get beaten in the social destruction aspect.

I was a little disappointed that the "Bad Guy" in the lawyer case conveniently came out to be the dude that supposedly killed his mother. I feel like that is too convenient and it felt like a rushed end to 2 plots.

Seasons 1-3, Amazing. Season 4-5...ehh.
 
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Crone

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Double loved the little vegas tidbits like the drive out being dead as fuck, I remember doing that drive a few times for EQ gatherings and vacationing with my wife. When I did it solo I felt like it was one of the defining moments of my life, one of those moments where you feel like you can go anywhere once you get past civilization and just see the nothingness of long stretches of road.
My now wife lived in Vegas at the time and I lived in Phoenix. Made that drive many many times solo on the weekends, and the stretch between Kingman and Boulder City was the straightest road ever. Although my brain went to things like if I was going to kill someone, this is where I'd bury them. Or this is where good souls go to die. I like your version better. :)
 

GuardianX

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My now wife lived in Vegas at the time and I lived in Phoenix. Made that drive many many times solo on the weekends, and the stretch between Kingman and Boulder City was the straightest road ever. Although my brain went to things like if I was going to kill someone, this is where I'd bury them. Or this is where good souls go to die. I like your version better. :)

Honest to god it is the little things about the show, for the Vegas part it was actually filming the last break from the LA side before you went into no-mans land. There is just something about that last stretch that to me was always memory defining, you look back and see the last vestiges of a shitty area (san Bern and the like) but that area is basically the last bit of "SoCal" you'll be seeing for a long time:

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SDsurfer

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I rarely watch tv shows these days, but found myself watching a few episodes of season 2 after a long hiatus and needless to say I binge watched the entire series in a month. The stories were pretty good, but I think it was the actors that kept bringing me back each night. And the jazz intro always hooked me into watching another episode.
 

Bondurant

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Good actors, crime drama with a bit of neo-noir vibe, decent writing, LAPD, interesting stories, it's a formula we've seen many times but it sticks. It's comfy as fuck, it's most of the time good, never goes all over the place, it's a solid TV show.
 

Dom

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Decent season. What was up with the female FBI agent though? Did anyone else feel like she was trying to take out her partner?