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Bored to Death: Season 1 (2009)




Critic Consensus: Slow to start, Bored to Death evolves into a lighthearted and off-the-wall noir comedy, with insightful characters that grow more layered with each episode.


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In this noirish comedy, struggling Brooklyn writer Jonathan Ames (Jason Schwartzman) decides to moonlight as a hard-boiled private eye after his girlfriend leaves him because of his habitual use of white wine and marijuana. The series was created by author and graphic novelist Jonathan Ames. Cases in the first season include a man from New Jersey who hires Jonathan to retrieve a sex tape from a female escort who's trying to blackmail him; and a woman who wants Jonathan to find out if her boyfriend is cheating on her. Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, Patton Oswalt and Parker Posey are among the guest stars.


Jason Schwartzman
as Jonathan Ames
Ted Danson
as George Christopher
Zach Galifianakis
as Ray Hueston
Oliver Platt
as Richard Antrem
Laila Robins
as Priscilla
Bebe Neuwirth
as Caroline Taylor
John Hodgman
as Louis Greene
Jim Jarmusch
as Himself
Parker Posey
as Allison Whiting
Fiona Dourif
as Lisa Klein
Kristen Wiig
as Jennifer
Lev Gorn
as Dimitri
Patton Oswalt
as Howard Baker
Reyna de Courcy
as Rachel Klein
Michael Chernus
as Francis Hamm
Tim Gallin
as Cop #1
Denis O'Hare
as Dr. David Worth
Vanessa Ray
as Claudia
E.J. Bonilla
as Francisco
Sarah Vowell
as Journalist
Jessica Blank
as Miriam Thompson
Todd Barry
as Dale Woodley
Ron Fehmiu
as Thug #1
Klemen Novak
as Thug #2
Paul Klementowicz
as Hasidic Man
Jenny McGowan
as Miss Saturn
Jay Russell
as Print House Member #1
Ezra Barnes
as Print House Member #2
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All Critics (38) | Top Critics (21)

Naming a tv sitcom Bored to Death is playing with fire. And in this new HBO gamble, the creators get burned because this is a show that lives up to its unfortunate name.

September 21, 2009 | Full Review…

Jonathan Ames may be bored to death, but that's no reason he has to take the rest of us with him.

September 20, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

As pot-smoking, fad-embracing George, Danson is operating on his own hilarious wavelength, and consistently steals scenes not only from Schwartzman, but from Zach Galifianakis.

September 20, 2009 | Full Review…

The show's lightness would be more bearable if the stories were sharper.

September 20, 2009 | Full Review…
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I'm happy Schwartzman has found a vehicle that's droll enough to capture his sensibility, but not too precious or willfully quirky.

September 20, 2009 | Full Review…

When it's funny - and Bored certainly can be - it's a winner.

September 20, 2009 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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