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Talk Back: Series Premiere of HBO's "Bored to Death"

Anyone fancy a glass of white wine?

You had the chance to read my advance review of HBO's new detective comedy Bored to Death, starring Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, and Zach Galifianakis), but now that the pilot episode has aired, I'm curious to see what you thought of the series.

Did you think that Schwartzman made for a particularly hapless private eye? Did you dig the kooky relationship between Jonathan Ames (based on the series' creator, novelist Jonathan Ames) and his boss George (Danson) and his best friend Ray (Galifianakis)? Did the mix of hard-boiled noir, modern neurosis, and whimsical absurdity win you over?

And, most importantly, will you tune in again next week to watch?

Talk back here.

Next week on Bored to Death ("The Alanon Case"), Jonathan tries to win back Suzanne and gets a new case when a woman named Jennifer (guest star Kristen Wiig) wants him to tail her boyfriend Gary to see if he’s been unfaithful; George has a bizarre request for Jonathan.

Comments

Giulie Speziani said…
I watched it on iTunes and I really liked it. Usually pilots are either hit or miss. I'm glad Jason Schwartmann doesn't go for the overtop humor since his friends are kinda out there. Really fun chemistry.
Harper said…
I didn't totally believe that this guy would suddenly start working as a private investigator but I really liked the cast and think that it's definitely worth tuning into again.

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