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.
The offbeat comedy series Bored to Death, created by Jonathan Ames (author of several books, including the acclaimed graphic novel The Alcoholic), follows the misadventures of a fictional Jonathan Ames as he pursues his quixotic dream of emulating his heroes from classic private detective novels.
Bored to Death stars Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited) as Jonathan Ames; Ted Danson (Damages, HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm) as George Christopher, a high-profile magazine editor and Jonathan's boss; and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) as comic book illustrator Ray Hueston, Jonathan's confidant. Bored To Death was created by Jonathan Ames; executive producers, Jonathan Ames, Sarah Condon, Stephanie Davis, Dave Becky and Troy Miller; co-executive producer, Tracey Baird; producers, Michael Stricks and Anna Dokoza.
01 - Stockholm Syndrome
Bummed by a recent breakup, a between-books writer (Jason Schwartzman) places an ad on Craigslist offering his unlicensed services as a private investigator.
02 - The Alanon Case
A woman with a drinking problem (Kristen Wiig) hires Jonathan to see if her boyfriend has been cheating.
03 - The Case of the Missing Screenplay
An ill-advised encounter undermines Jonathan’s chance to rewrite a Jim Jarmusch movie script.
04 - The Case of the Stolen Skateboad
Jonathan falls for the mother of a boy whose skateboard was stolen by neighborhood bully.
05 - The Case of the Lonely White Dove
Jonathan tracks down a Russian chanteuse and George gets in touch with his feminine side.
06 - The Case of the Beautiful Blackmailer
Jonathan, George and Ray team up to retrieve a damning sex tape for a married man.
07 - The Case of the Stolen Sperm
Jonathan and Ray investigate a lesbian black-market scheme; George publishes a scathing editorial directed at his rival, Richard Antrem.
08 - Take a Dive
George, Jonathan and Ray step into the ring for a grudge match against their publishing rivals.