Bored to death to death

HBO cancelled my favorite show on HBO, Bored to Death, which is just as well because I don’t have HBO and it was tiresome seeing something without a cord.

I think the third season sucked. My theory, despite the evidence, is that it was intentional. Suicide by bad plot lines and character arcs; also, way too many damn guest stars. It’s as if Jonathan Ames wanted to go out on his own terms, or, drive his own damn nails in the series’ coffin.

I mean, really: Sperm bank fire? Elder love? Locavore restaurateur rivalry? Alcoholic relapses involving plushies? Incest?

All, too much, I say.

It was great a run. I loved seeing Ted Danson, Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Oliver Platt and John Hodgman perform in an off-beat comedy based in Brooklyn.

And even though its final season sucked — I knew the show was cancelled before I started the third season — I would have kept watching the damn thing because at its worst, it was still better than the predictable drivel that passes as comedy elsewhere on the tube.

2 thoughts on “Bored to death to death”

  1. I agree. What a shame it was when it was cancelled. Finally an American comedy with some brains to it.

    1st and 2nd series were brilliant. 3rd was OK, there was some funny parts, but no where near as good as 1 and 2.

    Still, even with that I would have liked to see more.

    Rubbish like “Two and a half men” get 10s of Millions of viewers, and “Bored to death” gets cancelled? The world is not fair.

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