HBO Home Entertainment have announced that one of my favourite TV comedies of recent years, Bored To Death: The Complete Second Season, has been released on DVD in the collectcheaps already.
Online PR News – 15-June-2011 – – HBO Home Entertainment have announced that one of my favourite TV comedies of recent years, Bored To Death: The Complete Second Season, has been released on DVD in the collectcheaps already.
From writer and series creator Jonathan Ames, the Emmy award-winning series stars a hilariously outstanding cast including Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited, Rushmore), Zach Galifianakis (Due Date, The Hangover) and Ted Danson (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Cheers). Three months later, Jonathan is continuing his work as a private eye, after his second book has been rejected. He is also teaching writing classes. Leah breaks up with Ray after several failed attempts at finding common ground. Richard Antrem asks Jonathan to spy on Priscilla to see if she is having an affair. Unaware that George is the other man, Jonathan agrees. Richard later catches George with Priscilla and realizes that Jonathan had been covering for him. Ray attempts to win back Leah, although he goes about it in the wrong way and is unsuccessful. George is diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Stella breaks up with Jonathan, and shortly after Jonathan is kidnapped. George and Ray attempt and fail to rescue him whilst high on cannabis, but the kidnappers eventually release the group. Ray briefly dates Jennifer Gladwell. After one of Jonathan's clients suggests he writes about his cases, Jonathan begins writing to submit to The New Yorker. Ray's latest comic book character, Super Ray becomes a success, leading Kevin Bacon to approach Ray about portraying Super Ray in a film series, but Ray ultimately turns him down.
George's column is cancelled at Edition, and he begins questioning his worth at the company. When George is admitted to hospital for his surgery, Jonathan discovers that his doctor has diagnosed the wrong patient with prostate cancer, leaving George cancer-free.
George quits his job at Edition because his bosses in Dallas want the magazine to be more on the right wing, and an impending stint in drug rehab. Ray receives numerous emails and eventually discovers a Super Ray doll with the tip of a knife in it's shoulder, left for him by his stalker. Jonathan discovers the home of Ray's stalker but fails to catch him before the Comic-Con. Ray's stalker is revealed to be Irwin, the man he found sleeping with Leah, and Ray is stabbed with an X-Acto knife. Despite losing a substantial amount of blood Ray survives.
This show is probably the best thing on American TV right now, it doesn't try to be in your face unusual but it just is because of its slow burning pace, great offbeat sense of humor, while you won't catch yourself bursting with laughter at cheap humor that many shows rely on, BTD has some of the funniest and most subtule written dialog that seems to be a privilege of British shows. Its a brilliantly written show with characters and story lines that are painfully endearing. And if you like me haven't been entirely convinced in the first episode, please don't give up on it, it's one of those shows that grow on you and you catch yourself watching BTD again and again. It did seem at first as something specifically catered for Brooklyn hipsters, but it gives a great background for the stories and if you live in Brooklyn you'll appreciate glimpses of your neighborhood (especially Williamsburg). All around a funny and pleasant way to spend half an hour!