Bored to Death
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A Writer after reading many detective stories attempts to lead a double life by taking on a detective role.

Available on networks: Comedy Central, HBO, Sky Atlantic, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Prime

Categories: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Countries: USA
First Run: 2009-09-21
Runtime: 30 mins
Show Status: Ended
Visits Today: 696
Total Visits: 2218
WorldTVPC Rating: WorldTVPC Rating 4.0 (4.0)

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Seasons & Episodes
Cast & Characters
   Jason Schwartzman - Jonathan Ames
   Zach Galifianakis - Ray Hueston
   Ted Danson - George Christopher
   Heather Burns - Leah
   John Hodgman - Louis Greene
   David Rasche - Bernard
   Oliver Platt - Richard Antrem
   Halley Feiffer - Emily
   Jenny Slate - Stella
   Olivia Thirlby - Suzanne
   Mary Kay Place - Kathryn Joiner
   Zoe Kazan - Nina
   Mary Steenburgen - Josephine
   Laila Robins - Priscilla Antrem
   Olympia Dukakis - Belinda
   Alex Wyse - Steven
   Patton Oswalt - Howard Baker
   Bebe Neuwirth - Caroline Taylor
   Jessica Hecht - Dr. Donna Kenwood
   Kristen Wiig - Jennifer Gladwell
   Richard Masur - Ira Ames
   Lenny Venito - Officer Drake
   Samantha Bee - Renee
   Allyce Beasley - Florence Ames
   Joel Garland - Bob
   Finnerty Steeves - Diane
   Rob Yang - Peter
   Flynn Kirk - Sylvie
   Isla Fisher - Rose
   Ajay Naidu - Vikram
   Kate Micucci - Sherri
   Stacy Keach - Bergeron
   Amy Spanger - Kitty
   Danny Rutigliano - Sid
   Jonathan Ames - Irwin
   Ginger Taylor - Emily
   Angry Bob - Angry Bob
   Paul Jude Letersky - Restaurant Patron
   JR Carter - Alanon member
   Melanie Torres - Beautiful Girl on Subway
   Marc I. Daniels - Comic Con Attendee
   Cristhian Andrews - Professional Writer
   Naeem Uzimann - Hallal Food Vendor
 

Review: Bored to Death

All jokes in Bored to Death fit perfectly natural in all scenes, without leaving the viewers feeling they are pretentious or lifeless. Quite the contrary, the three main characters and the dialogues are delicious and hilarious. It has original jokes about famous writers such as Proust, Henry Miller or Charles Bukowski, on actors like Klaus Kinski, as well as directors like Jim Jarmusch. There's nothing not to like about Bored To Death.

The action takes place in Brooklyn, New York City and follows the adventures of Jonathan Ames, or lack of them. Jonathan, played by Jason Schwartzman, is a writer still in the process of defining himself and who decides to live a double life as a private investigator. Besides his escapades as a detective, Ames spends his time with his two friends, George and Ray. George (Ted Danson) is over 60 year old, and he's an editor at the Edition magazine. He loves parties and considers himself a classic liberalist. Ray, played by Zach Galifianakis, is a comic cartoonist. The superhero of Ray's comics is a character whose weapon and superpower is his penis. Ray is a little bit crazy, and his girlfriend, Leah, believes that he should do something about it. Leah is played by actress Heather Burns.

The show is remarkably well written and directed; the actors are properly chosen for their parts; the situations that the characters find themselves in throughout the series are quite diverse. With each episode, you'll most likely find yourself carried away by the fascinating atmosphere. Bored To Death has an intelligent script, subtle lines, unconventional humor, and the characters are carefully nuanced by the talented actors in the cast, and also by the locations and sets, by the small details.

Verdict:

Bored to Death is well written and directed, has a gentle pace, it's entertaining, weird, funny, has adventure and romance, it's downright charming.

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