TV Shows: Bored to Death

It seems like offbeat comedy TV sure is easy to come by these days, and though it may not all be quality, it exists. HBO’s Bored To Death (A noir-otic comedy) is one that hits the funny bone, and hard.

Created by author Jonathan Ames, the show centers around a fictional Jonathan Ames, played by Jason Schwartzman. He is a well meaning but struggling writer, living in New York, who decides to lead a double life by pretending to be a private detective. He starts out by placing an ad on Craigslist, and ends up getting calls for cases that take him on crazy adventures with his two friends George and Ray, played by Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis.

Schwartsman's great, but Danson and Galifianakis kind of steal the show in this one. Their style of comedy is less stuffy than Schwartzman, and their wacky characters allow for some killer scenes with even more killer lines. Danson is at his best in this one.

It’s akin to Curb Your Enthusiasm, Party Down, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Community, if you’re into that. Season 3 of Bored To Death begins this fall on HBO.


Sounds right up my and my husband's alley. I can't believe we'd never heard of it (that's what we get for not having premium cable stations). But thankfully there is the AADL to keep me up to date! I put a request in for the first disk.

Love this show!


Adults seem to love comedy.They should watch the Science Channel.

I love Ted Danson

cool tv show



"Adults seem to love comedy" is by far the weirdest comment I've read in weeks, if not one of the most bizarre sentiments I've EVER heard. Thank you!



I didn't even know there was a show called Bored to Death.


This definitely sounds like something I'd like; I'm surprised I haven't heard of it before. Great cast!

I've been meaning to watch this. Thanks for the reminder!

Great suggestion for us. We cut the cable cord and have just been using netflix and requesting DVDs from AADL. Glad to have another to check out!