September 22, 2009

bored to death

Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can't write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, Jonathan turns instead to his fantasies — moonlighting as a private detective — because he wants to be a hero and a man of action.

I just watched the premiere of HBO's Bored to Death, which stars the always quirky Jason Schwartzman as an alcoholic writer (an alcoholic writer who only drinks white wine!!!) living in Brooklyn, who refuses to face reality (as so many of us often do). Also, the girl who has just left him is played by Olivia Thirlby, who I think is just lovely (and she has the best hair - I hope I can admire it in at least one more episode). The show is both smart and funny - I will definitely be tuning in next week (especially since Gossip Girl's gone to shit). Thank goodness for HBO.


  1. Hmmmm this might just be what I need to satisfy my Tru Blood withdrawal symptoms...thanks again HBO.

  2. I watched this! I loved it!! Too funny...!!