Bored to Death (2009–2011)

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A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective.

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A writer in New York tries to live a double life as an amateur private eye. A feature film adaptation of the HBO series, "Bored to Death."

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 Jonathan Ames (24 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Ray Hueston (24 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 George Christopher (24 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Leah (22 episodes, 2009-2011)
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A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective.

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Leah: That's a big word for you, you read it in one of your Comic Books?
Ray Hueston: No, I read it in my diary.
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"Bored to Death" just spectacular!
24 November 2010 | by (Ottawa, Ontario) – See all my reviews

The funniest thing on TV since "Seinfeld". In fact, when I describe "Bored to Death", I tell people it's the modern Seinfeld, re-conceived as a drama in which people actually have sex and smoke dope like normal folks.

Who the hell knew Ted Danson was so funny? Best role of his career. Everyone in this series is fantastic: Jason Schwartzman as the new Jerry Seinfeld, Zach Galifianakis as a seedier, dirtier and, yes, sexier version of George. I think this comedy is aimed squarely at the contingent of New Yorkers (and wannabees) who love reading "The New Yorker" while regretting their fondness for its pretensions. It's the perfect blend of high and low-brow NY sensibilities.

Due to the representation of cheerful, harmless drug and alcohol consumption, and all the many references to male genitalia, it would be impossible for this show to air anywhere other than on cable TV. For that reason alone, "Bored to Death" will never be the smash with the masses that Seinfeld was, but still, those of us who love cable and who are always waiting for the next best series will continue to be delighted with it -- and we'll tell our friends. Keep it coming!


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