Bored to Death Review: "I've Been Living Like a Demented God!"
Since last week's episode was probably the funniest one I've seen in a long while, I thought that the writers would presumably drop the ball this week and bring us back to being bored...to death.
Alas, my pessimistic view was wrong,
Last night's episode, "I've Been Living Like a Demented God!," really had me laughing out loud.
All of our three main guys were going though hilariously funny situations. I'm going to take this time to rank the comedic performances:
3) Ray and his ability to sell the comic book. He's been working on this thing for over a season and who knew it would be such a hit? He even has comic groupies! And probably his most hilarious comedic scene had to be when Ray took the lady home. Did anyone else think this broad was a bit off? She didn't even remember him in the morning. And tonguing his beard? So weird!
2) Jonathan and Lewis' mad dash out of the drug dealer's place. Not only did Jonathan steal the book (and a bag of pot) back, but in the process smashed open a bag of cocaine. It would be fair to assume that these guys got plenty of hits from running into it. Call me crazy, but wasn't Jonathan acting a bit strange at the end of the episode? His reenactment of the fight was suburb! It was nice to see Jonathan man up for once and show that he really isn't a little girl.
And the best comedic scene from last night goes to....
1) George! I've never seen anyone with the ability to turn cancer into something so humorous. From the beginning of the episode all the way to the end, George didn't miss a comedic beat. Probably the best scene had to do with him getting drug tested. First, he tries to get a young salesman to pee in the cup for him, then because he runs out of options, makes a urine concoction with liquid soap!
Until next week, here are a few of my favorite Bored to Death quotes from last night:
George: I don't have to go to rehab. I have cancer. | permalink
Lewis: My ankle will never be the same because of you.
Jonathan: What? I just saved your life. | permalink
Ray: Couple shots of nice whiskey for me and the lady. | permalink
George: I have to take a drug test? | permalink
Ray: (to Jonathan) Let's go have a drink and get drunk. Sixteen gin and tonics. | permalink
Ray: (to Leah) I'm sorry about the other night. You know with you're lover with the orange pubes. | permalink
George: Okay we both need to do better with our positive thinking. | permalink