Bored to Death, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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Meet Jonathan Ames: writer, romantic and unlicensed private detective. HBO presents Season One of this comedy series that follows the life of this noir-fiction-obsessed writer (played by Jason Schwartzman of Rushmore fame) who impulsively lists his gumshoe services on the Internet in the wake of a painful breakup. Each episode follows the quirky Jonathan as he is surprisingly hired by an assortment of desperate clients for a variety of amusing cases—which he pursues while avoiding working on his second novel and writing for the magazine run by his eccentric boss George (Ted Danson). Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) co-stars as Jonathan's droll cartoonist pal Ray.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoStockholm Syndrome||(Series Premiere) Numbed after his girlfriend moves out because of his repeated failure to stop drinking and smoking pot, between-books novelist Jonathan Ames (Jason Schwartzman) peruses his favorite Raymond Chandler novel, 'Farewell, My Lovely,' and is inspired to place an ad on the Internet offering his (unlicensed) services as a private investigator. Within hours he gets his first case, involving a 19-year-old girl's desperate search for her missing sister. Despite the fact that he should be working on his second novel, and despite the fact that he is on deadline for a piece he's writing for the magazine he works for, Jonathan heads out into the urban night to track down the girl, embracing his newfound noir-detective status. At the end of a (very long) day, Jonathan earns his fee...and finds he's got another case. (Series Premiere)||29:55||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Alanon Case||During an unsuccessful attempt to win back Suzanne, Jonathan gets a phone call and a new case: a woman named Jennifer (Kristen Wiig) wants him to tail her boyfriend Gary (Peter Hermann) to see if he's been unfaithful. After learning that he and Jennifer share a common pastime (drinking), Jonathan heads out in search of her boyfriend--with uncomfortable results. Meanwhile, Ray brings Jonathan along to his colonic for moral support, and George hatches a knockout plan in which Jonathan will help him cover up an unsightly sore before a big speech.||28:11||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Case of the Missing Screenplay||At a New York film-society party, George introduces Jonathan to filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, a fan of Jonathan's first book who is interested in having him rewrite a screenplay. Later, after leaving his personalized script in a therapist's office during an ill-advised late-night tryst with a (very) young party girl, Jonathan turns to Ray to pose as a patient in order to retrieve it. Meanwhile, George is flummoxed when he runs into his sexy ex-wife Priscilla and her arrogant new husband, fellow publishing magnate Richard Antrem.||26:17||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Case of the Stolen Skateboard||Jonathan falls for his latest client, the mother of a boy whose skateboard was stolen by neighborhood bully. Meanwhile, Ray agrees to help a lesbian couple start a new family, to wife Leah's chagrin; and George has a nostalgic 'armpit crush' on a young publicist he hopes to woo at the opening of a new Brooklyn restaurant.||22:14||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Case of the Lonely White Dove||A smitten Russian parolee contracts Jonathan to track down a chanteuse known as 'the Lonely White Dove.' After a vodka-fueled reconnaissance mission at the Brighton Beach restaurant where she works, Jonathan persuades Suzanne--and Ray and Leah--to join him there for dinner the next night, failing to reveal his true purpose. Meanwhile, George decides to get in touch with his feminine side as a way to drive sales of his sagging magazines.||29:43||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Case of the Beautiful Blackmailer||Jonathan is enlisted to retrieve a sex tape that a female escort is using to extort money from a married man. With Ray and George in tow, Jonathan ends up in a motel room with the escort, who attempts to blackmail him as well. Can the very stoned Ray and George save Jonathan's neck before the woman's enraged brother breaks it?||29:17||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Case of the Stolen Sperm||Concerned over the sudden disappearance of the two lesbians who have been buying his sperm, Ray enlists Jonathan to help him track the couple down. After breaking into their apartment, Jonathan learns the pair has flown the coop--but not without leaving behind a clue that both shocks and intrigues Ray. Meanwhile, George ignores Jonathan's warnings by publishing a disparaging editorial about Richard Antrem (Oliver Platt), sending his publishing rival into a fit of rage at the local watering hole.||25:42||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTake a Dive||Season One finale. Having picked up the gauntlet thrown by Richard--and having thwarted a blackmail bid aimed at getting Jonathan to take a dive--the Edition team (George, Jonathan and Ray) gear up for a tripleheader boxing challenge against their GQ rivals. But with the bouts only hours away, the women in each of their lives offer up some pretty compelling reasons why winning a fight isn't everything.||28:51||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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This show is wonderful. I love the chemistry among the lead characters. Ted Danson is awesome - they all are. Glad I stumbled onto it. I just have to wonder why itunes doesn't have HBO and SHO series this season. It's a bummer. It is easier for me to watch this and Dexter on my laptop than compete with my family for the tvs!!
This show is original and most parts are hilarious. I would definitely recommend it.
A good mix of wit and goofiness, entertaining plot lines. I LOVE this show!