The full trailer for HBO’s “Bored to Death” finally got uploaded to YouTube, and my hopes for liking this show are now officially sky-high. If you’re unfamiliar with the premise, Jason Schwartzman stars as a struggling Brooklyn writer who’s read enough Raymond Chandler to think he can be a private investigator, so he puts out an ad and starts taking cases to get over a devastating break-up. Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson co-star as Schwartzman’s best friend and agent, respectively.
I’m admittedly not a huge fan of Schwartzman because he’s extremely short, has a stupid haircut, and got to make out with Natalie Portman. However, I’m willing to look past that because Zach Galifianakis is the Greek god of making me laugh. Plus I’m gay for anything about Brooklyn or reverent of Raymond Chandler. And the trailer gives us glimpses of Warming Glow favorites Kristen Wiig, Parker Posey, John Hodgman, and Patton Oswalt. That’s a whole lotta awesome squeezed into two and a half minutes.
In related news, I can finally spell “Galifianakis” correctly without looking it up. Congratulations, Zach: you’ve arrived.