• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 20, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
Metascore
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No score yet - based on 3 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Reviewed by: Paul Rice
    Oct 7, 2011
    75
    The characters are caricatures of their dope-smoking, wine-swilling, Gore Vidal-quoting selves, falling into ever-more absurd scenarios and playing a kind of intellectual high-wire act that allows us to laugh along with the antics, but also, importantly, observe them from a safe remove.
  2. Reviewed by: Marisa Carroll
    Oct 20, 2011
    70
    Despite its gratuitous nudity, double-crossing gunplay, and growing pile of corpses, Bored to Death is a remarkably gentle show and its characters surprisingly lovable.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Oct 10, 2011
    58
    Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis steal scenes with charm and zaniness, respectively. Galifianakis actually kidnaps the show by breastfeeding.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 18, 2012
    9
    Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, and Ted Danson kill it in this season. Zach plays the exact character he does in everything, we havent seen that since early Will Farrell. Bored to death is a great smokers series Danson shows that very well throughout. Full Review »
  2. Mar 22, 2013
    8
    Good for the very same reasons the first 2 seasons are. The stories are a little wonkier this time; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. The finale is also underwhelming. My least favorite season, but it's all very close anyway. 7.9/10 Full Review »
  3. Nov 11, 2011
    7
    It edges on the oh-so-clever-cute universe of Dave Eggers (and John Hodgeman in anything is nails on a chalkboard for me), but the shows flies on the merits of its stars. Full Review »