The seventh and final season of Boschhas finally aired on Amazon after an agonizingly long wait. If you’ve watched all eight episodes and are feeling dejected, don’t fret. There’s still hope. We’re sorry, but we don’t have any more Bosch recommendations for you. However, fans of Titus Welliver’s baffling cop show will enjoy these other options.
Titus Welliver plays Detective Harry Bosch, a Los Angeles-based detective who cleans up the city while also avoiding his own messes in Amazon Prime Video’s streaming adaptation of Michael Connelly’s police crime novels. The series’ realistic portrayal of police work and Welliver’s magnetic performance have made it a hugely popular show, even if Bosch isn’t mentioned in the same breath as other greats of television.
There will be an IMDb TV spin-off starring Welliver in the future, but no further details are available at this time. As a result, now is a great time to watch other crime dramas that are inspired by Bosch. If you’re a fan of Harry Bosch, we recommend you check out these nine shows that we know you’ll enjoy.
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Check out Bloodlands on Acorn TV if you’re looking for another show about a tough cop who does things against the rules and against the wishes of his superiors, but who you’d still be willing to trust with your life. Star James Nesbitt resembles Titus Welliver in many ways; in fact, he’s the American Titus Welliver. It’s Nesbitt as a Northern Ireland homicide detective who looks into the murders of his colleagues and his wife many years ago, only to discover that the killer is still at large. It has the same sense of unique setting as Bosch, with a resurgence of violence in Northern Island.
Longmire’s desolate Wyoming landscape will make you wonder, “Is this like Bosch?” In a similar way, Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) and Harry Bosch rule their own spheres of influence. Longmire, which is based on a book series by author Craig Johnson, follows a sheriff who does things his way because it’s the right way to do them while also dealing with a shady past that may or may not involve murder. Does this sound familiar to you? It’s about cracking cases that are specific to the area, such as racial tensions between whites and Native Americans, drug traffickers and other things. With six seasons available on Netflix, you’ll have plenty of material to keep you occupied.
3. Ray Donovan
A lot of Harry Bosch’s problems are personal, as well as professional, in this Showtime drama. However, Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber) is a fixer who works for Hollywood’s elite, and if you pay him enough, he’ll make your problems go away, whether it’s dead prostitutes in your bed or a blackmailer who threatens to expose your sexual orientation. With the underbelly of Los Angeles as the backdrop, it’s easy to imagine Ray Donovan or Bosch coexisting together. Time to get to work on the cross-over storyline.
As a result of the British crime drama Luther, Idris Elba has finally gotten the recognition he deserves. Luther, like Bosch, is gloomy, but Luther takes it a step further by pitting John Luther against Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson), a series antagonist who becomes more than just a mouse in their cat-and-mouse game with John Luther. There will be fewer episodes per season because it’s British, even compared to Bosch’s 10-episode seasons. Luther has only aired 20 episodes in five seasons.
5. The Wire
If you’ve seen Bosch but not The Wire, please wait to talk to me until you’ve seen it. There is no doubt that The Wire is one of the greatest shows of all time, portraying a side of police work that is unfiltered and raw, similar to Bosch’s depiction of the men in blue. The Wire, on the other hand, spends just as much time following the criminal gangs of Baltimore as it does the police, creating a Dickensian tapestry of the city’s entire ecosystem. Furthermore, Bosch’s Lance Reddick and Jamie Hector, who both played major roles in The Wire, got their start there as well.
6. Line of Duty
Intense. This smoldering british crime drama is best described as a heat-seeking missile. Line of Duty, the follow-up to Jed Mercurio’s equally adrenaline-pumping Bodyguard, focuses on the anti-corruption unit’s efforts to root out corrupt officers within the NYPD. Line of Duty never lets its viewers rest easy, and frequently pulls the rug out from under them with big twists and cliffhangers using handheld cameras and a pulsing score.
While Broadchurch doesn’t have the award-winning performances of Bosch or The Bridge, it does have a compelling murder case that drives the plot forward. As the toll from the boy’s death eats away at the small coastal town of Dorset in the United Kingdom, David Tennant and Olivia Colman play two detectives investigating the murder of an 11-year-old boy. It’s emotionally taxing at times, but the writing and photography are top-notch.
It’s been a long time since The Shield had a good police drama set in Los Angeles, but the underrated Southland is it. With more cops and their problems both inside and outside the force, Southland succeeds in fleshing out all of its officers better than Bosch, which has many characters but focuses on Harry most of all. Even though all of the actors do a fantastic job, it’s Regina King who stands out as her first major dramatic television role, paving the way for many more memorable ones to follow.
In a lot of ways, Billy Campbell’s John Cardinal (from Cardinal) is like Harry Bosch (from Bosch). To begin with, they’re the stars of shows based on books with the same title as their surnames. Another thing about them that stands out is that they’re both excellent homicide detectives with an uncanny knack for cracking cases. What’s more, they’re both actively involved in police murder investigations while also being investigated for their own crimes (Bosch for wrongful death, Cardinal for having ties to a local drug dealer).
Later, the plots of the two shows diverge as Cardinal moves to the snow-covered, desolate tundra of central Canada from the sunny and gritty Los Angeles of Bosch’s first season, and while Bosch works alone more often, Cardinal has a young partner — who is secretly investigating him.