These three really have no business investigating any crimes. But that's pretty much the point of Bored to Death.
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Jonathan Ames is a lost, struggling writer. But he has a solution: become a private detective!
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Say hello to the three main characters in Bored to Death. They drink a lot.
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Bored to Death Season 1 Episode 1 Quotes

Men face reality. Women don't. That why men need to drink.

George

I've always been intrigued by Stockholm Syndrome. Make me think of my childhood.

Jonathon