Yo Teach...! Star Jason Schwartzman Stretches With HBO Hipster Noir Bored to Death


On today's Two-Minute Verdict we steal a glimpse at HBO's new comedy series, Bored to Death. Choosing the hipster-infested Brooklyn brownstones of Flight of the Conchords over the Spanish Colonial bungalows of Entourage's Hollywood Hills, the Jonathan Ames-penned series stars Jason Schwartzman as a "moonlighting private detective."

None other than Zach Galifianakis -- who's on a white-hot streak, having starred in the summer's biggest comedy and just recently been crowned People magazine's Summer's Hottest Satchel-Wearing Screen-Pederast -- plays his discouraging best friend. How Ted Danson fits into the proceedings isn't entirely clear, but it's nice to see him back on a sitcom that isn't Help Me Help You. Kristin Wiig and Parker Posey are also refreshing sights for eyes sore from prolonged Turtle and Drama exposure.

But what it comes down to is this: Does the world really need or want a Cutesy Hipster Light-Boiled Detective series?

Verdict: A mystery wrapped in an enigma, with legs that just won't quit.

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