‘Bosch’ is Ending with Season 7. It’s the Best Cop Show Since ‘The Wire.’

One of the best, and also one of the most overlooked, cop shows of the modern era comes to a close with another gripping and immensely satisfying season.

Bosch, which wraps up after seven seasons on Amazon Prime Video, is as confident as it’s titular character, played by Titus Welliver. Its confidence, its steady swagger, is what has made the show so consistently engrossing from Season 1 Episode 1. While some of the seasons and storylines have blended together over time, Welliver’s piercing delivery combined with the pitch-perfect writing, rock solid supporting cast (most notably Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino, Madison Lintz, and Lance Reddick), and complex yet grounded plots hook you immediately.

If this sounds like a review for the series instead of Season 7, that’s because so few people seem to talk about the damn show—and the people that do not be sold on it.

But Season 7 is a fantastic sendoff, boasting a plot that puts most of its characters at risk either physically, emotionally, or professionally. One thing Bosch has been great at is wrapping loose strings up each season and then shredding them apart again the next, only to rework them in new ways. Season 7, of course, twists the show’s lingering threads even together, resulting in some shocking moments, revelations, and fractured alliances.

Season 7, as you might expect, doesn’t end on a “happily ever after” note, but its bittersweet finale is both satisfying and true to the series.

Bosch is one of the best cop shows since The Wire; its seventh and finale season cements that fact.

By Erik Samdahl
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