After doing a search for current TV shows that delve into the film noir/neo-noir genre, I came across Bored to Death. I had heard about this show a few years ago but never got around to watching it due to the million other shows and movies I had already wanted to see. I did an initial query on the show and decided to check it out.
The first season of Bored to Death is not what I expected. It seemed to be all over the place and even boring at times. My expectations for the show did not measure up one iota and I found myself struggling through the remainder of the series. I was bored by the lame jokes and even the dull plot-lines for several episodes.
The one good thing I liked about the show was Ted Danson. His performance as a magazine editor who is a womanizer and enjoys pot is the only rewarding thing about this show. I always looked forward to see what he would do next during each episode and was always surprised by the witty things his character would say. He reminded me of Bill Murray with his quirky and offbeat personality. The other actors such as Jason Schwartzman and Zack Galifianakis do not even come close to the comedic performances by Danson which is really surprising.
Even though the first season of Bored to Death didn’t grab hold of me as I thought that it would, I have decided to watch the remaining seasons out of mere curiosity to see if it would improve and to just watch Ted Danson’s hilarious character.