Broken up after his breakup with his girlfriend Suzanne, Jonathan Ames reads through Farewell My Lovely, his favorite book by Raymond Chandler. Enlivened by the novel, Ames places an online advertisement as an unlicensed private investigator. His first unwitting client who seeks his services is a 19-year-old girl looking for her missing sister. Watch & Discuss: Watch Bored to Death: Season 1, Episode 1 - 'Stockholm Syndrome' Read Bored to Death's Review: Season 1, Episode 1 - 'Stockholm Syndrome'
Check out a first picture and a video of the new HBO series Bored to Death premiering Sunday, September 20 at 9:30 pm starring Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis. The first episode is titled "Stockholm Syndrome" Show Summary:: 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. Source & Video
Great news for Curb Your Enthusiasm fans! HBO has finally set a premiere date for the much anticipated 7th season of the hilarious Larry David series. Curb will return on Sunday, September 20th, followed by the premiere of new comedy Bored to Death . From THR via HBO: "The new season finds Larry continuing to cope with the aftermath of Cheryl's departure, even as his life remains intertwined with the Black family." In addition to the cast of Seinfeld , other guest stars booked for the season include "Ted Danson, Bob Einstein, Vivica A. Fox, Richard Lewis, Rosie O'Donnell, J.B. Smoove and Mary Steenburgen, plus Sharon Lawrence, Catherine O'Hara, Meg Ryan, Elisabeth Shue, Christian Slater and Sherry Stringfield". Source