The second season of the HBO original series Bored to Death will not air on HBO Asia until March, but we feel like we owe the show the recognition it long deserves since its debut in 2009.
A semi-autobiographical series written by Jonathan Ames, Bored to Death follows the day-to-day of Jonathan Ames (Jason Schwartzman), struggling writer by day and unlicensed private detective by night.
Suffering from career limbo, Jonathan finds himself spending his downtime as a private investigator in Brooklyn, New York.
He is often accompanied by magazine editor George and best friend Ray, a comic book artist with a serious personality disorder.
With no book offers from publishers, Jonathan finds success in his first two detective cases, prompting him to push for harder cases than he can handle. And the rest is comedy series history.
The series poses as an observational comedy, often relying on the three’s awkward approach towards their fiascos. Jason Schwartzman (Funny People) and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) for one, make good use of their ultra dry humor, while Ted Danson shines as an over-the-top senior womanizer.
The show easily joins the ranks of the likes of Curb Your Enthusiasm in its brand of humor, though its maximum tolerance towards drugs, sex, and alcohol could pose as too adult for some.
Following the success of the first two seasons, Bored to Death has now been renewed for a third season. With only over 16 episodes shown, the show might leave you wanting more, but then again so do all the quality HBO original series ever made.
Bored to Death season 2 will air this March on HBO Asia. For the meantime, go check out the show's trailer: