7.9/10
29,699
29 user 30 critic

Bored to Death 

Trailer
1:10 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL
A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective using the methods he read about in old detective novels.

Creator:

Jonathan Ames
Reviews
Popularity
2,415 ( 3)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
2011   2010   2009  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Jason Schwartzman ...  Jonathan Ames 24 episodes, 2009-2011
Zach Galifianakis ...  Ray Hueston 24 episodes, 2009-2011
Ted Danson ...  George Christopher 24 episodes, 2009-2011
Heather Burns ...  Leah 22 episodes, 2009-2011
Edit

Storyline

A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective using the methods he read about in old detective novels.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

New cases. No clues. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aneidikeftos detective See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The main character is named "Jonathan Ames" after the creator of the show. See more »

Goofs

On the last page of text in the intro, on the fourth line, there is a grammatical error. It reads: "... she would have been smart and gotten far away New York." but it should read: "...she would have been smart and gotten far away from New York." See more »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.55 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Bored to Death
Performed by Coconut Records
Written by Jason Schwartzman and Jonathan Ames
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brilliant on all fronts !
22 November 2010 | by Grizz-14See all my reviews

Very funny,smartly written,with superb acting. This is the kind of dark comedy that network shows can only aspire to be.

Jason,Zack and Ted are all simply fabulous in their roles. The very idea of a struggling writer using Craigslist to get jobs as an unlicensed private detective is pure brilliance.

The story lines are consistently hilarious and the dialogue is smart and a real treat to a comedy snob like myself. This makes most network shows look like the tripe it usually is..

My only caveat is that there are but 8 shows per season.....and now the long wait till Season 3 :(


26 of 34 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 29 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed