'Bosch' (Amazon Prime)
Why, you may ask, should I be tuning into this take on novelist Michael Connelly's detective series, which resembles both a leftover from cable's brooding antihero gold-rush and virtually every other cop show on CBS? One reason, and it's a big one: Titus Welliver. Fans of Deadwood, Sons of Anarchy and Lost, among a million other series, will recognize this character actor as one of the most dependable supporting players of the past decade-plus; finally given a chewy lead role, the heavy-lidded tough guy makes the most of it without getting flashy. He adds some interesting color and depth to Hieronymous Bosch (yes, that's his name), a LAPD maverick dealing with personal demons after catching a child-murder case, and along with the slow-burn pacing, you feel like this familiar material is getting a fresh coat of paint. And Wire fans, take note: Both Jaime Hector and Lance Reddick, a.k.a. Marlo Stanfield and Lt. Cedric Daniels, are along for the ride as Bosch's partner and boss, respectively.