City of Bones by Michael Connelly

City of Bones is the twelfth novel by American crime author Michael Connelly, and the eighth featuring the Los Angeles detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch. …

On New Year’s Day, a dog digs up a bone in Laurel Canyon outside of Los Angeles. The dog’s owner, a doctor, recognizes the bone as human and calls it in to the police.  …

Good story, as usual for Connelly.

Harry’s partner in this early book is Jerry Edgar. This time frame used in the Bosch TV series.

Julia Brasher is Harry’s love interest in this one. In the book she accidentally shoots herself. In the TV series she survives.

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Bosch – season 3

Gripping. This is the closest I’ve yet come to binge watching.

Great story. Excellent acting. Best season, so far. 

Bosch is written by Eric Overmyer, the guy who did the final two years of The Wire, my favourite TV series. Two actors from the Wire appear in Bosch, as well.

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Bosch is an American police procedural web television series based on Michael Connelly’s novels.

I’m pretty much binge reading the books, as well.

Running out of book, I was happy to hear Bosch TV has already been green lit through season 6.

The Expanse – season 3

I’d complained that seasons 1 and 2 were slow at times.

Not so in season 3. It’s all action.

On Rotten Tomatoes, the season has a score of 100% with an average rating of 8.75 out of 10 based on 12 reviews.

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I liked two new characters.

Commander Klaes Ashford

Syfy dropped the series. Happily Amazon took over.

Season 4 could plausibly arrive by June 2019.

Humans season 3

This might be the final season despite excellent reviews.

I do recommend it.

Humans (stylised as HUM∀NS) is a science fiction television series …

… the series explores the themes of artificial intelligence and robotics, focusing on the social, cultural, and psychological impact of the invention of anthropomorphic robots called “synths”. The series is produced jointly by AMC in the United States, and Channel 4 and Kudos in the United Kingdom. …

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Better Call Saul (season 3)

I’ve been a huge fan of Breaking Bad.

And really enjoyed the first two seasons of the prequel – Better Call Saul.

Film students must be studying the cinematography.

Season 3 got fantastic ratings. Again.

But I think I’m done. The plot itself is not engaging me enough. No season 4 for this viewer.

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Homeland season 7

Though I loved the first few seasons, I had to psych up to download season 7 of the world’s worst bipolar Mom.

Authorities should have taken that kid away for good long ago.

However …

… it is still must watch TV. The issues are the real issues of today. Russian disruption of the American politic.

Season 7 was the weakest so far, but still worth watching.

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Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

I liked the TV adaptation of this book series – The Expanse.

So downloaded the first book.

Leviathan Wakes is set in a future in which humanity has colonized much of the Solar System. …

It’s an ambitious series with some very compelling characters:

Ethical James “Jim” Holden, the reluctant ship captain.

Naomi Nagata, a Belter, his much smarter partner.

Gruff, straight talking engineer Amos Burton.

Best of all is washed up Belter detective Josephus “Joe” Miller.

The plot is excellent. But I found the TV series better than the book. The story telling is more compelling. More direct.

I feel the same way about Game of Thrones. The TV shows are better than the books.