Get ready for S6 Premiere of ‘Bosch.’
Streaming in the time of Corona belongs to Amazon Prime with original movies Blow the Man Down, a fun crime thriller, and Invisible Life, Brazil’s entry for the Best International Film Oscar.
The Amazon Prime momentum continues during Corona with the Season 6 premiere of Bosch, the long-running police drama featuring Titus Welliver as the titular character, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.
Producer Eric Overmeyer sources Michael Connelly’s 22-book series for the longest-running show to date on Amazon. Much of the credit for the show’s acclaim goes to Welliver. The 58-year-old lead continues to make Bosch one of the most compelling TV detectives of all time.
Each season delivers a full-arc mystery. Season 6 focuses on the murder of a medical physicist and the theft of radioactive material. It’s up to Harry Bosch to save Los Angeles from nuclear disaster.
Amazon will bring Bosch to a close with Season Seven next year. Until then, Welliver arrives to make our stay at home orders more entertaining.
HBO’s My Brilliant Friend: The Story Of A New Name is the TV series that transports me far away from the stress of Corona. Based on Elena Ferrante’s acclaimed book of the same name, the second season follows childhood friends Lila (Gaia Girace) and Elena (Margherita Mazzucco) into young adulthood. While Elena dives into her academic studies, Lila struggles with the growing unhappiness of married life. Episode Five, ‘The Betrayal,’ premieres April 13. While on holiday in Ischia, Lila resumes her love for reading. In the process, she gains the attention of Nino Sarratore (Francesco Serpico), the politically minded student who’s the object of Elena’s attention.
Director Alice Rohrwacher captures the universal drama of childhood friends who drift apart and clash together with heartfelt emotion. It helps that Gaia Girace and Margherita Mazzucco deliver two of the best performances on TV.
Entertainment execs Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg deliver their mobile video startup Quibi to Corona audiences hungry for new entertainment platforms. I continue to be excited about Quibi since watching Katzenberg demo the platform at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Are you passionate about short-form entertainment on Quibi? Look for a deeper dive from me, sharing my Quibi likes and dislikes soon.
A fun way for TV fans to virtually connect is to share streaming tips with friends, family, and work colleagues. I enjoy rediscovering series that I missed at their debuts.
My Corona choice for a TV rediscovery is Epix’s period crime drama Godfather of Harlem. Creators Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein recreate 1960s Harlem in pitch-perfect detail for the story of crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker) returning to reclaim his criminal turf after ten years in prison. The Italian mob stands in his way. Watching Forest Whitaker bring Bumpy Johnson to colorful life is a thrill. I’m excited for Season Two of Godfather of Harlem. I’m also promising to view the new season when it premieres.
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