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This review is from: Bored to Death: Season 1 (DVD)
Fun series but you have to wonder about the sticker price as it only ran for 8 episodes. Fortunately, HBO plans to air another season, so if I were a shrewd customer, I would wait to see how it pans out. The show has a lot of potential, but had barely warmed up before it was over. Really love the interplay between Danson, Schwartzman and Galifianakis, especially in episode 6 where they stake out the beautiful blackmailer. Some fun cameos as well, such as Jarmusch making a surprise visit in episode 3: The Case of the Missing Screenplay. Bebe Neurwith pitches up in three episodes. Oliver Platt appears as Danson's rival and the lovely Laila Robins as Danson's ex in the closing two episodes.
Here's a list of the episodes:
Episode 1: Stockholm Syndrome
Episode 2: The Alanon Case
Episode 3: The Case of the Missing Screenplay
Episode 4: The Case of the Stolen Skateboard
Episode 5: The Case of the Lonely White Dove
Episode 6: The Case of the Beautiful Blackmailer
Episode 7: The Case of the Stolen Sperm
Episode 8: Take a Dive
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Initial post: Sep 17, 2010 6:10:58 AM PDT
I agree that "The Beautiful Blackmailer" was one of the best of the season. My favorite scene was Ted Danson charging into the brother's home with "Janet", the My Little Pony" stick horse. I wonder how many times they had to re-take that because they were cracking up. Also loved the episode with Kristen Wiig. She is always so terrific, and Schwartzman was very funny in that episode -- "Mr. Constipated!"
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2011 12:21:38 AM PST
James Ferguson says:
Wonderful to see the show have a great second year, in many ways better than the first year. And, HBO has apparently re-upped the series for a third season. Too bad it is only 8 episodes. You just get into the flow of the series and it is over. At the same time it allows Ames to more tightly wrap his product with good writing and wonderful cameos. I liked the way the stories fed more into the main characters personalities, particular the episode with "Little Ray," the stolen dog.
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