Bored to Death

Season 1 Episode 1

Stockholm Syndrome

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 20, 2009 on HBO

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

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  • This show can only get better.

    What's It About?: Brooklyn writer Jonathan Ames goes on Craigslist and posts an ad as an unlicensed private detective. He then takes on cases involving missing persons, domestic issues, etc.

    If you're a fan of droll humor, then this might be a comedy series you'd grow to love. IMO, it showcases an amazing lead cast (Schwartzman, Galifianakis, Danson) and the characters play well off of each other. Ames' first case is not that interesting, but fits well with the show's brand of humor. The show features New York City, particularly Brooklyn, as its backdrop and plays loads of indie music. Oh, and I love the opening credits!

    Verdict: I'm neither disappointed nor too thrilled with the pilot, but this one's a keeper. I'm hoping Galifianakis is used more in future episodes. I'm also looking forward to some familiar names (Kristen Wiig, Oliver Platt, Parker Posey) as guest stars. It's on HBO, so the chances of it staying on air are higher (I hope).
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