Episode Commentary: Iâ€™ve Been Living Like a Demented God
With George dealing with prostate cancer, this episode of â€œBored to Deathâ€ starts off with one of his often-witty dialogues, but this time, itâ€™s a bit more heartfelt. Scared of passing on, George quickly trades in his seriousness for his usual talk of the great marijuana he smoked in the episode before.
With Jonathan on a case shortly thereafter and Ray basking in his new-found celebrity from his comic [you know the one about a man whose penis grows exponentially after touching the third rail on the subway], the episode quickly reverts to its wacky and often charming tone.
As a result, this episode has a nice duality, even if itâ€™s a short-lived one.
Jonathanâ€™s case this week sends him to Brooklyn College [renamed Midwood College for the show] where he helps a junkie professor get an autographed copy of Jack Kerouacâ€™s â€œOn the Roadâ€ back after selling it to his dealer for snuff. While on the case, Louis shows up and all of a sudden the two are in a fight for their lives. In a scene eerily reminiscent of â€œThe Lord of the Fliesâ€ and a B-movie action romp, Jonathan shockingly takes care of the drug dealers chasing them, in time to return to George and share his tale.
Speaking of George, after failing a drug test and using his cancer as his excuse, he finds a small happiness, which quickly fades to fear. What will happen to him this season? The epicenter of wit on the show, seeing Georgeâ€™s character display more honesty and experience with Jonathan and Ray has been a blast and given the show an extra level of fun. No longer just the older pothead, Ted Dansonâ€™s character is perhaps the most intriguing on the show.
With so many zany situations to follow, the second season of â€œBored to Deathâ€ continues to satisfy and unlike the trioâ€™s love of marijuana, thereâ€™s no reason to hide your affection for it.
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