Bored to Death…

I need to gush about this show. A good friend of mine (Miss Brogen Hayes) usually recommends me what TV to watch. Which is odd because she does not own a television. BUT she does all of her TV watching on the interwebs. Past success stories of recommendations include Community, 30 Rock, Raising Hope (to a certain extent) and Running Wilde. But Hayzer had been banging on about Bored to Death since I gushed about Galifianakis (pronounced Gal-if-a-naa-kiss) in the Hangover. Sorry for the pronunciation guide but people can NEVER say his name correctly and it bugs me. Anyway.

Bored to Death had been on my ‘to-watch’ list forever. Then that film came out. You know the one with Robert Downey Jr and ZG where they drive across the country together. Ah I can’t remember the name of it. *after a quick google* Due Date. After Due Date, the series went back to the pile of my ‘to watch’ series pile. But alas soon forgot about it again.

But recently in the last week or so I have started watching it. Just before it comes out on Sky Atlantic over here so I’m still slightly ahead of the curve however slight it might be. I love it though. Jason Schwartzman is brilliant, Ted Danson hilarious and the only character that doesn’t bowl me over is Galifianakis funnily enough…

What is it about? Well Schwartzman plays Jonathan Ames, struggling novelist, who turns to a double-life of un-licensed Private Detective after suffering writers block and an upsetting break-up with his girlfriend. His girlfriend believes he has a drinking and pot-smoking problem. Danson is Ames’s boss at the magazine he writes for. Danson is basically a big kid who wants part in whatever adventure Jonathan is having despite being outside of Jonathan’s generation. Danson plays the role so well it makes you wonder where he has been all these years. ZG is Jonathan’s best mate who is in a long suffering relationship and is trying to be a good friend to Jonathan and keep his girlfriend happy.

I love it. You will love it if you enjoy – The sleuthy-ness of Pink Panther and the subtle humour of Community.



About @seanearley

Twenty-something wannabe hipster. Head of Creative at New/Slang. Food rambler at Cluch.ie. Keen on Social Media. Advertising geek. Photo taker. Doodle drawer. Optimistic Pessimist. Chocoholic.

3 comments on “Bored to Death…

  1. Yay! Love that show! Perfect combination of pulp fiction and ridiculousness. And Jason Schwartzman!

  2. Totally agree, I have been a big fan of Schwartzman since Rushmore and Slackers (not the best of movies but i liked it) Also a big Ted Danson Fan, loved cheers – woody was the show stealer for me there but danson was brilliant in Becker.
    I have seen a good few episodes and will get to see all eventually – Always wondered how it never got the recognition it deserves – awards wise!! Good Show – Sean on the money – WATCH IT!!

  3. Sounds good Sean – I must investigate.

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