Gogol on Amazon Prime

I subscribe to Amazon Prime and love some of the series. Bosch and Titus Welliver have stolen my heart. Although I have been a fan of Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch since my early teens. Boy that was a fun conversation with my mom. Just a good clean murder mystery. I don’t think she ever read one of the Bosch books. Oh well, I digress.

This weekend I was browsing along and one of my recomended programs was called Gogol. It is a Russian series with english subtitles. I just finished episode one of season one. It is a new series released this year. At first glance Gogol is a murder mystery set in Russian in the 1850s. However it draws you as a mix of Sleepy Hollow meets Sherlock Holmes. Wow!

We have a gifted legenday dective taking on a “bumbling” clerk, Gogol. All is not what it appears and Gogol acts as Guro’s new clerk for a new strange case. That approtiately enough takes place in the middle of nowhere easy to get to.

Cue meancing music, creepy landowners, and everybody in the village is suspious of the newcomers. A bevy of murdered girls and the game is afoot as Holmes would say.

If you like creepy well plotted series this is one to try. Let me know if you watch it and what you think. Cheers, james


Michael Connelly created the very memorable character of Harry Bosch, a dectective of the Hollywood Homicide Division of the famed LAPD. The first books were Black Ice, Black Echo and The Concrete Blond, these books and the ones that have followed firmly established Connelly and Bosch as a mainstay of the American mystery genre. Connelly has gone a step further in working with Amazon Prime to bring Bosch to life. 

Bosch on Amazon Prime is the best of the books and tv. Mr. Connelly has stayed involved with this project and it shows in the details and degree of story integrity. The actor playing Harry Bosch is Titus Welliver. Mr. Welliver gives breath and an understanding to Harry, his flaws and charming quirks. Jerry Edgar is Bosch’s long time partner played by Jamie Hector. Mr. Hector and Mr. Welliver play well with the relationship Connelly established in the books. Jamie Hector’s Edgar seems to be the perfect foil for Bosch’s quirks. 

If you like mystery or are already a Harry Bosch fan give this series a try. It has a lot going for it. Cheers, james