Ardent Michael Connelly fans growing impatient over Freevee’s piecemeal release of the new “Bosch” spinoff, “Bosch: Legacy,” should look no further than Netflix! The streamer has just debuted another procedural based upon the best-selling author’s works, this one centering around Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), a twice-divorced Los Angeles defense attorney with a proclivity for doing business out of his fleet of Lincoln cars. Aptly titled “The Lincoln Lawyer,” all ten episodes of the inaugural season are currently available to binge.
Inspired by Connelly’s 2008 novel “The Brass Verdict” and adapted for the screen by Hollywood mega-producer David E. Kelley, the show jumped straight to Netflix’s Number One spot upon premiering last week and is already drawing comparisons to the highly-popular “Bosch,” which ran on Amazon from 2015 to 2021. Interestingly, in the literary world, Haller is the half-brother of “Bosch’s” titular character, LAPD detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch (Titus Welliver), but, due to licensing rights, the two exist separately on television.
There are some definite parallels, though. Both leads are unwaveringly moralistic in their pursuit of truth and justice. The two also share a penchant for jazz, regularly hit up some of L.A.’s most landmarked eateries and have a daughter who is the center of their universe. Most striking of all, though, are the similarities between their residences. While somewhat stylistically diverse (Bosch calls a sleek cantilevered pad home, while Haller resides in a fanciful Asian-inspired beauty), both are dazzlingly unique midcentury properties boasting expansive decks with unparalleled views.
Though Harry’s television pad very closely resembles what is described in “The Black Echo” (the first book to feature his character), producers decided to depart from Connelly’s literary canon a bit when choosing Mickey’s TV home.