As George recruits Jonathan to show Emily a "youthful" good time in an attempt to dissuade her from Bernard, she ends up with a broken nose and we all end up with disturbing images of furries engaged in raucous sexual behavior. This causes George and Jonathan to get angry at each other and have to seek the aid of a friendship counselor (Sarah Silverman). Ray connects with Spencer, his infant son, when the lesbian couple who birthed him break up, and Ray tries to join in with the other moms, but gets accused of kidnapping in a crazy stroller mix-up. When Jonathan and Rose (Isla Fisher), another child of the sperm bank, team up to locate their fathers, they fall for each other but get surprising news when they dig deeper into the sperm bank owner’s past. On the upside, Jonathan gets a taste of fame after wowing Dick Cavett on his show.
Bored to Death: The Complete Third Season is a parade of guest stars including Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Mary Steenbergen, Stacy Keach, Casey Wilson, David Rasche, Olympia Dukakis, Chris Elliott, Isla Fisher and Dick Cavett. While the show’s plotline is still quite focused on sex, drugs and alcohol, they do get into some amusing situations. There were two times when the sexual situations seemed to be thrown in just because the show was premium and therefore expected to have mature content, and to me, that doesn’t add anything to a show. It’s sort of like a movie filled with f-bombs just for the sake of excessive cursing. I am of the opinion that if it doesn’t make the show better, why throw it in?
Special features include Deleted Scenes, Outtakes, Commentaries and Inside the Episode featurettes for each of the eight episodes and they are pretty funny. The outtakes are more like multiple takes of the same scene with the cast ad libbing and while these can be a bit redundant, I can’t say they didn’t make me laugh. Viewing Bored to Death: The Complete Third Season in high-def Blu-ray certainly looks crisp and sounds great, but it’s not the type of show that demands Blu-ray and would look fine in standard def.
Overall, I enjoyed Bored to Death: The Complete Third Season and found it amusing, but I agree with HBO that it was time for the show to come to a close. Schwartzman, Galifianakis and Danson are a hysterical trio, but it just got to the point that the show was trying too hard. Despite that, Danson stole every scene he was in and I will miss his ridiculous role as George Christopher, but look forward to seeing his equally quirky character, D.B. Russell, on CSI. Farewell, Jonathan Ames. Your writer-turned-detective character did amuse me.