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Bored to Death is that rare show that is both completely impossible to believe as being real and yet so grounded in the physical reality of a place that it is possible to suspend your disbelief. Or not suspend it exactly, but embrace it. This might also be my personal feeling because I’m partial to any references to one of my all-time favorite restaurants, Tatiana’s, in Brighton Beach. And I like shows that reference the fact that it is almost impossible to make a real living just as a writer. And Ted Danson was completely great in this show. At least, he was in the first two seasons. He might also have been in the third, but I stopped watching. I had to save my TV viewing hours for Game of Thrones, which, while not set in Brooklyn, is one of the greatest things to ever be on TV in history. Possibly a lot of other people felt the same way, because Bored to Death was cancelled. Sad.
Reality Score: 8/10