Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What I’m Watching: Bored to Death

Bored to Death: Season 2, Episode 6 “The Case of the Grievous Clerical Error!” (B+)

I feel like I haven’t been appreciating Jason Schwartzman enough as a lead actor on this show. I think it was the line “his fist was the size of small dictionary” that really reminded me of how eccentric and hilarious Jonathan is, and how fantastic a job Schwartzman does portraying him. I also enjoyed Jonathan’s attempts to defend his near-kiss with Leah, citing his bad posture as a reason that he appeared to be leaning forward. Ray’s reaction to the almost-affair was funny as well. It’s nice that Ray was able to take an active role in the case and help bring back the dog (and then some) for Leah. I’m quite impressed that he threw the bolt cutters at the guy who was chasing him, especially since I really thought that he was going to catch up to him and beat him senseless. The fact that George used the same line on both his doctor girlfriend and his ex-wife was quite amusing, and it was even funnier that his doctor was going to take out her fury on him during his operation. Fortunately, it was Jonathan to the rescue, since the nurse calling him Mr. Christiansen was no mispronunciation, and instead, as the title so marvelously suggests, a grievous clerical error! Well, that resolves the issue of George’s cancer, which as it turns out is a timely revelation, since apparently the second season of this comedy will only be eight episodes, just like the first. Good news though, the show has been renewed for a third season, so it won’t be long before Jonathan, George, and Ray return after their departure from the airwaves in two weeks.

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