Bored to Death is a television comedy series that began airing on HBO in 2009. The creator of the show, Jonathan Ames
, casts Jason Schwartzman
as a fictional version of himself with the same name. The plot is centered around Jonathan who is a writer in Brooklyn, New York City who also does work as an unlicensed private detective in his nighttime hours. Jonathan struggles with his writing career and ends up with a lot of spare time, which allows him to focus on his investigative abilities.
Other characters and their actors include Ted Danson
as George, and also Zach Galifianakis
as Ray, who are both friends of Jonathan. Despite being somewhat set in the Park Slope area of NYC, it is shot in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. George is the editor of "Edition", a fictional magazine based in NY, and Ray is a somewhat neurotic comic book artist as well as Jonathan's best friend.
Bored to Death has garnered a mixed bag of reviews, but is usually praised for its high-quality writing, acting, and casting. Bored to Death has also won the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Main Title Design, beating out The Other
nominees the likes of Nurse Jackie and The Pacific.