Bored to Death Second Season Premiere Review: "Escape From the Dungeon!"

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Last night was the premiere of the second season of Bored to Death - and the title really hit home for me, because I found myself to be a bit death. Like last season, I really wondered where the writers were taking our main guys.

Okay, don't get me wrong, I do have high hopes for this show. Especially, with such a dynamic group of actors (Zach will always have my heart).

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I found myself wanting to know more about what was going on and yet felt a bit robbed because the time spent watching these guys didn't really add up to much.

"Escape From the Dungeon!" showed us just a smidgen of where the last couple months have taken our trio. Ames is not only still working as a unlicensed PI, but has also taken an day job as a teacher. Meanwhile, George is having difficulties keeping his magazine afloat. Like George, Ray is also having a bit of hardship because his girlfriend decides to break up with him.

I do have to give props to the writers for having Jonathan stuck inside a locked leather gimp suit. It was pretty hilarious watching him run around Manhattan, as all the New Yorkers and tourists gawked at the unusual sight; then having him barge into an important meeting George was in.

Something tells me that this season George will play a huge part in all of Jonathan's investigations. I think Ray may be important, too, but will go with it almost unwillingly.

Another scene that had me laughing out loud was Jonathan (again) in the gimp suit trying to explain the situation to Ray, but Ray not realizing what type of predicament Jonathan was in.

I still think there are a lot of areas that need answering and perhaps we will find out more about what will happen with George and his ex and Jonathan and his ex, but for now, I am still happy to come along for the wild ride.

Stella is an interesting new character in Jonathan's life. I like seeing him happy with her, but do you really believe that he is truly happy? It's pretty funny how he chooses to discuss his personal life with everyone, including a dominatrix.

What did you think of the second season premiere? Will you continue to tune in? Leave your thoughts and opinions below! 

Until next week, here are a few Bored to Death quotes:

Ray: Are you trying to break up with me?
Suzanne: Yes.
Ray: Why?
Suzanne: I'm sorry Ray, I'm just not happy. | permalink
Jonathan: I'm fiscally responsible, but sexually out of control | permalink
Jonathan: You know Stella, you're the best thing in my life. | permalink
George: It's a good thing to stay in the dark about things - it keeps life interesting. | permalink

Escape From the Dungeon! Review

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Bored to Death Season 2 Episode 1 Quotes

I understand, we all need our secrets.


(to Jonathan) For what its worth, I read your first book - I'm not Jewish, but I liked it.

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