Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He’s just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can’t write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, Jonathan turns instead to his fantasies â€” moonlighting as a private detective â€” because he wants to be a hero and a man of action. More information on the HBO website. I just watched Making Bored To Death, haven’t seen the first episode yet, but I liked what I saw!