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A dermatologist enlists Jonathan to deliver a letter to his intended at an Asian health spa; Jonathan takes Ray to the spa for his birthday.
Bored to Death - General Information
Premiere: September 20, 2009
Ended: November 28, 2011
Network: HBO ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
About the show
"How he solves anything is a mystery."
Jonathan Ames (Jason Schwartzman), a struggling Brooklyn writer with a drinking problem, tries to cope with his recent breakup with his girlfriend by reinventing his life. On a whim, Ames decides to emulate his idol novelists Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler by posing as a private detective and offering his services through an online ad. Soon enough, he takes on various cases of unwitting clients, satisfying some while failing others.
The HBO original comedy is based on Jonathan Ames' short story of the same name, which is included in his book The Double Life is Twice as Good: Essays and Fiction and in McSweeney's Issue 24. The cable series also stars Ted Danson (Damages, Becker) as George Christopher, Jonathan's magazine editor, and Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) as Ray Hueston, Jonathan's best friend.
Date of last review or update: February 29, 2012