Bored to Death Review: "The Case of the Grievous Clerical Error!"
In a rather unusual twist, Jonathan came super close to making-out with Ray's ex, Leah, in "The Case of the Grievous Clerical Error!".
I wasn't too thrilled with this storyline. Isn't Jonathan supposed to be Ray's best friend?
He knows how much Ray is still in love with Leah. Whatever happened to bros before hoes? Not only did Jonathan try once, but even after getting denied, he went in for it a second time. This situation is totally messed up.
The only redeeming quality Jonathan had was telling Ray the truth. It was comical to see Ray run away and then agree with Jonathan that Leah is the most beautiful woman ever. It was weird how quickly Ray was able to forgive Jonathan just on that reason alone.
I loved how Ray seized this moment to help Leah find Little Ray. He searched high and low and got the dog back for her only to walk away at the end and not let her in on his feelings.
Meanwhile, George is due to have surgery on his prostate. I loved that he used the same line on his ex-wife and his doctor to get them in the sheets. Turns out his doctor didn't find it as humorous. Couldn't blame the guy for trying.
I do find it rather strange that his ex-wife went to see him before the surgery. Did they make up? Whatever happened with her current husband? Are they still together? All of this seemed rather forced to me.
Some people may be annoyed that George doesn't have cancer, but I'm relieved. George is a critical character to this show and cancer humor can only go so far. Now, we can expect to see a ton of humor coming from this second lease on life. I can't wait to see what type of zany antics he gets himself into.
Probably the little hidden Hangover reference with letting the dogs out was my favorite part of the episode.
It amazes me how these three men have come to rely on each other. Their friendships are what keeps them sane and crazy at the same time.
This show has the potential to be a huge hit, but for whatever reason, the writers keep missing the bullseye. What do you think? Do you think this shows a comical hit or miss?
Until next week, here are a few of my favorite Bored to Death quotes from last night's episode:
George: The best positive thinking in life is thinking of others. | permalink
Ray: I'll tell you who let the dogs out. | permalink
Ray: Tell George I'm rooting for him and that I'm praying for his c**k. | permalink
George: I'm so glad that possibly my last erection is with you. | permalink
Ray: (to Jonathan) : You didn't actually kiss her and she is the most beautiful girl in the world. | permalink
Nurse: (to George) Strip down and I'll be back to shave your pubic zone. | permalink
Jonathan: We were just projecting our love for you onto each other. | permalink
Jonathan: We only leaned. | permalink