Among all of the high-profile dramas and prestige shows that air on HBO, some of the smaller fish seem to get lost in the shuffle. One of these sub-radar shows, although I hope that's not the case and it's only my imagination, is the superbly written, acted and shot Bored to Death. Its gorgeous New York settings, its shady but lovable characters and the endless stream of funny guest spots make this one of the more lighthearted and entertaining programs on the Home Box Office channel.
It's nice to know that with these three stars booking bigger and bigger gigs that they still have time to come back and give us a third season of the Ames penned noir-comedy Bored to Death (and hopefully many more). If you're not watching, it really is a treat. A half-hour of feeble 'investigation' all wrapped up in a bunch of laughs and hardly a crime left solved.
Jason Swartzman is busy filming the new Wes Anderson film Moonrise Kingdom among several side projects like his band Coconut Records (he also wrote and recorded the amazing BtD theme song). Ted Danson has only recently signed on to replace Laurence Fishburne on the original, Las Vegas set CSI but he also confirmed that he'll still be available to play George Christopher, the wealthy magazine editor who's always up for some trouble. And lastly, Zach Galifianakis probably is the busiest of all since his breakout role in The Hangover but I'm very thankful for his return because I prefer his struggling cartoonist Ray Hueston and this 'wolfpack' to those other clowns any day.
Well, this wolfpack is back too and (not) surprisingly the tease for Season 3 is oddly reminiscent of The Hangover teasers.
Bored To Death Season 3 Tease...
Bored to Death returns to HBO in October.
Official synopsis from HBO,
Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can't write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, Jonathan turns instead to his fantasies - moonlighting as a private detective - because he wants to be a hero and a man of action.