Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bored to Death, "The Case of the Lonely White Dove": Who doesn't love Danny Kaye?

Odd-numbered "Bored to Death," which means I didn't like it and have very little to say about it, save that Romany Malco was very funny as George's escort. Next week's is a big improvement; looking forward to discussing that one.

8 comments:

Charlie said...

Thought that this one was stronger than previous episodes (and longer), but still feel like the show is lacking in basic character development. The formula is too predictable, and it needs to start some cross-episode thematic work to really pull in the audience's emotion. Jonathan gets case, Jonathan solves case. Insert Ted Danson's [absolutely hilarious antics] and there's Bored to Death.

They do have good thing going, I just hope they can get some depth out of it.

That said, the last scene with the three dudes watching the movie was hi-larious.

Anonymous said...

Charlie's comment is absolutely right. The show is good (and I liked this more than you did, Alan), but they simply aren't going far enough with it.

olucy said...

I like this show, too, but this was a weak ep, imo. All the antics with People Who Shoot Moose and Skwerrel was too cartoon.

Danson is the best part of this, and I liked the rapport he had with his new friend.

Looking forward to next week.

long haired jonathan said...

i'm noticing a pattern. alan only likes the episodes where jonathan has long hair.

(y'all did notice jonathan's hair changing from week to week, right?)

Steve Wirzba said...

I don't agree with your even-odd episode theory, as I quite enjoyed this one, and didn't like last week's so much. People seem to have really taken issue with a "lack of character development" and im not sure what the deal with that is.. he met up again with [his old gf, im terrible whith character names.. whats that mad men guy? Bob Draper?] and i dunno, not much changed, but it was addressed, and i think the show is progressing fine. its not laugh out loud funny very often, but its nice and amusing and i think it maintains a very consistent tone.

Pei said...

Hardly laughed. Well, I laughed at some of the gay stuff. Gays are normally pretty funy.

M.A.Peel said...

I second the great last shot of the 3 of them watching The Jester. What an odd 20th century reference point. The real question is "who knows Danny Kaye at all?"

I also vote the opening title sequence and song as one of the best out there.

George said...

I do my best work hungover, Galifianakis meta humour