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I quite enjoyed Bosch for a while there. Some seasons were way better than others and some plot threads were susceptible to dragging, but overall, I liked it.
I loved it from beginning to end but I do agree that there were a couple of lulls. I liked that it wasn't afraid to make you believe something was going to be a bigger deal than it actually was (a certain serial killer who gets caught in a very trivial way, for example). Plus, Welliver was superb in the part. He is to Bosch what, say, Ryan Reynolds is to Deadpool. He looks and sounds like he was born for the role.
Meanwhile, the series has already been renewed for a second season, so it must be doing pretty well:
It has a fantastic score on RT. Both critics and audience.
But besides that I'm loving this series. And it's one of the few Reacher books I have read...
It's not like the plot is complicated, it's just they don't make anything clear; plus it feels really padded out, especially with the child flashbacks.
I'm not sure if it's a bad streak of luck or simply an Amazon issue but I've noticed something similar with their other shows, particularly Hanna.
I quickly tire of shows that are mostly filler, waiting until the finale for things to finally heat up.
I watched it the same way - two sessions of four episodes each. That worked for me. I enjoyed it very much.
I'd say it's at least on par with the second Cruise film for tone (a film I enjoyed as much as the first despite its less interesting plot). I thought the cast was good, the chemistry was strong enough to keep me invested in the leads, and it was no more or less predictable than any other crime based TV show. Good fun. It some ways it felt like it was just an eight hour movie which perhaps hurts the tension and pacing a little bit, but I didn't mind. I look forward to the next season.
Then again, for some of us, that shower scene is the only part of the entire run of the show I found interesting.
OH ! I forgot the "changing clothes with former work colleague" scene...ALSO quite spicy for Mr. Reacher. My other interesting scene would be the Rescue-the-Dog sequence.
The problem with Reacher is that the books vary wildly in quality but not in enjoyment; Child has a great knack for finding the humour in the situations that the character finds himself in but the plotting can be a little bit deriviative.
Early on in one book, Reacher finds himself in a laundry room with a villain and promises to stuff him inside one of the tumble dryers. Later, the story switches perspective to the female FBI agent - who is now captive, blindfolded and bound in the same location. She describes the horrific sounds of several men screaming and the sound of "what she swore was a man being stuffed into a tumble dryer."
Those moments made the books very enjoyable coffee table reads, with One Shot being the exception as there's a genuinely interesting mystery behind it all - which is why it made such a good film. The rest are pretty straightforward stories of good guys versus bad.
With so many books and the likely chance that the series will not adapt One Shot, the series will probably suffer from being rather generic and resolve each season with Reacher simply punching stuff into oblivion.
They may have to deviate a bit in order to make it interesting.
It appears season two will be based on Bad Luck and Trouble.
Since the TV show is out, with a different actor portraying Reacher, aren't the Cruise Reacher movies done ? No more ?
That's been my assumption. Tom's busy enough these days anyway.
Book 1 (Killing Floor), Book 4 (The Visitor) and Bonus album (No Middle Name)
I believe there are now 28 books (27 + bonus album). Last one is named ''Geen Plan B'' (Original title: No Plan B). Moost present novel i have is 24th. From moment i collect 2th and 5th novel i can start with reading first 4 or 6. If i deside to read them on how the books been released, because when i collect the 18th novel i have considerd to start with that one because of Tom Cruise second movie.