Door 16: Bored To Death
Over the last decade it seemed that TV Series got more attention than feature films. This started as many well known actors, like Kevin Spacey, focused on making new series. With so-many others jumping on the bandwagon, it is difficult to keep up with all the series.
A star-studded, but slightly overlooked series is author Jonathan Ames' Bored To Death. Originally conceived as an HBO miniseries, the comedy ran for three seasons from September 2009 until November 2011, but would have been worth a continuation.
The series' plot serves a lot of clichés. It is about a neurotic, self-hating Jew, played by Jason Schwartzman, facing a writer's block. To overcome this situation, he enlists services as an unlicensed private detective on Craigslist. With the help of his mentor, the magazine editor George, splendidly portrayed by Ten Danson, and his friend, the comic designer Ray (Zack Galifianakis), they get continuously into trouble.
Next to the three main characters, there are also Heather Burns, Olivia Thirlby, Oliver Platt and John Hodgman. Rumor has it, that a film adaption is in the making. Jonathan Ames noted in several interviews, that he is working on a script, but there have not been any updates recently.