My HBO on Demand is really convenient. When we started with the first season of Bored to Death, we watched the first episode of this HBO sitcom and I was less than enthused. But by the 3rd or 4th episode I found myself appreciating the quirky humor so much, that I wondered what took me so long to give it a try. My wife kept saying that we should watch it, but it just didn’t seem to interest me. Well, I wish I had listened to her sooner.
Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galafinakis, and Ted Danson are so funny together and It’s such a well written show, thanks to Jonathan Ames, which is who Schwartzman plays on the show. Sort of plays Jonathan Ames. It’s such an absurd storyline I don’t want to give away any of the silly gems in this surprisingly fantastic show. Ted Danson is funnier than I ever thought possible.
This show will appeal to not only the artsy type of comedy fans, but fans of comedies like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It has that kind of feel, but different at the same time.
There are 3 seasons. It was cancelled in December 2011, however HBO has confirmed discussions of making it into a movie. This is another example of good shows being canned by execs who are too far removed from regular viewers to understand what they should push. This show didn’t have a big enough push, and if it had, I can’t imagine it wouldn’t have been a very successful and long running show for the network.
Watch Bored to Death if you enjoy laughing.