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Music and sitcom who thought it would have worked?
Brett and Jermaine, also known as the band Flight of the Conchords, two innocents being led by the fool of a manager Murry. Cant help but tickle my funny bone a little. Actually alot. These two boys seem to stumble into all sorts of idiotic scenarios with subtle humor that I love. Then for a little cherry on top I get a funny little song to go along with it. The songs dont always rock my world but on other days the Rhymenocerous and the Hiphopopotomaus kill it. I cant get "Sugar Lumps" out of my head. With their quirky humor and low status characters this show is a pleasure to watch each week. It will be sad to see the end of it at season two. To all that have not seen this I quote "New Zealand Give It A Go".moreless
Strikes the right (con)chord
Flight of the Conchords is the latest oceanic series to make a splash in the U.S, centered around the New Zealand indie duo Flight of the Conchords which consists of deadpan Jermaine and shy Bret who try to adapt to life in the U.S and hit the big - time. Their qurky saga is aided by their clueless yet well - meaning manager Murray, their obsessed and lone fan Mel and of course their friend Dave who offers poor advice from over his pawn shop counter. Not since the days of pre - "The Contest" Seinfeld and pre - America The Office has a show really offered an authentic look at the awkward side of life and entertained through simple conversations and situations but this show has reminded us that such shows are not lost in network trends. However what sets Flight of the Conchords apart from the above shows is that it is very unconventional, almost all the characters are eccentrics and the frequent musical interludes that include absurdist lyrics and surreal art direction have rarely been seen on comedy shows. It is for this reason that the show may not appeal to all as many just look for one - sided entertainment and aren't prepared to adapt to anything new and strange. The music itself is often painfully funny, not only with the clever lyrics and fun graphics but also the singing voices employed by the duo (Jermaine in particular). The ballads are slower and tend to drag on but are no less enjoyable. And there is the overall gag that these two inexpressive guys launch into impassioned musical performances randomly and then going back to their state of mumbling indifference. Despite offering very good performances by all, I must say that I do not think that Jermaine Clement deserved the 2009 Emmy nomination for playing himself as he really does talk and act on one note only and rarely shows range. If only one acting nomination was going to be given to this show then it rightfully should have gone to Rhys Darby as Murray who is always hilarious and even conveys, subtly yet effectively, his inner - misery of having no friends or partners and only one real purpose in life, managing a failing band. However due to the recent clarity that award shows love zany bosses, a future nomination for Darby is no stretch to imagine. Another highlight is Kristen Schaal as loopy fan Mel who is often so convincing that it sparks discomfort in the audience. Two seasons of this show have already passed and it is not known how many more are on the horizon, no real direction or objective has been established and surely its lack of budget and publicity will impede its lifespan but hopefully the legions of people who have fallen under its charm will faithfully tune in and provide it with enough support to continue entertaining and bridging the gap between the U.S and New Zealand for years to come.moreless
Very good and hopefully will get better.
Flight of the conchords is my latest discover in the comedy world, and it's worth watching. It centres around two main characters trying to make it as a band in New York. The show itself has alot of similarities to shows like Arrsested Development, Summer Hieghts High and Trailer Park Boys. But FOTC is a fantastic show in it's own right. My one problem is that I think there are too many songs in the show, I know these guys are a band in real life, and the songs are funny, but I prefer the dialogue between the characters rather than just silly songs. That said, it's still a great show.moreless
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I love FOTC! Check out this cool widget! You can view clips, see photos of the cast and find information about competitions! It is a great way to stay connected to Bret, Jemaine, Murray, Mel and Dave! http://www.premierpr-online.co.uk/flightoftheconchords/widget/ I love this show, though. They way it mixes its storylines with FOTC songs is brilliant! Bret and Jemaine are so talented! I'm so excited the DVD of series 2 drops august 3! I can't wait to watch all the episodes again and see all the DVD extras, like deleted scenes, outtake and Dave's very hilarious commercials for his shop! So funny!moreless
I love this show.
I started watching Season 2 of Flight Of The Concords when The Chasers were put of the air for 2 weeks for their "Make A Realitisic Wish Foundation".
After I watched the first episode of Season 2 I thought that this is an amazing show, I have to watch this show again and yet I did. Flight Of The Concords is a duo from New Zealand who are struggling musicians trying to make it big in New York City. With their crazy manager Murray and their fan/stalker Mel the show is a pleasure to watch anytime. I will always watch this show and if I have to miss it I'll make sure it gets tape. At the moment it's my favourite show on TV.moreless
Quirky and very funny in one hasnt happened since curb your enthusiasm
With the memorable songs and even the dialogue this proves to be one of the best new comedy shows on TV right now, it was always going to be hard to follow the first season but with the start of the second it has proved to be at least on par with the first season with the comdy even if the songs are not as good in this one as the first it is still very memorable, the quirkynes of Brett and the straight mindedness of Jermaine they prove to be a very good team together and the manager Murrey has some great moments heres me hoping that it doesnt turn out to be like other comedies and ggets drawn out and that it finishes when it gets stale to preserve its greatness.moreless
what happen to this great show?
the first season of flight of concords was very good and had something new that have never been done in a comedy show before. one year after the first season the second season start, and have just lost everything what was good about the first season. it looks like the air is gone out of the ballon. it dont look right, it looks like the actors have been forced to do something they dont want to, the creativity and fun have stagnated. it have very few fun moments and lack all the quirkieness we loved from the first season. the best episode in the second season so far is "The Tough Brets" aired 2/1/2009".moreless
Best episode, probably of the series to date.
Best episode since the middle of season 1 at least. Aussie vs New Zealander discord may be old material to some viewers but it was hilariously portrayed in this episode. Jemaine deporting Bret because he looked like an Aussie for wearing a vest? I couldn't stop laughing out loud while watching. The two songs are the best I've heard from the duo, with "Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor" being my personal favorite and almost a guarantee that I buy the season soundtrack.
There are so many memorable lines and scenes, almost the entire thing is quotable, and every recurring character has his scenes. I missed Mel and her take on Jemaine's gf, but I couldn't see room for it.moreless
Strangest musical show ever.
This show varies from laugh-out-loud funny to laugh-with-guilt funny but is pretty much always funny when you're not cringing. The humor has some roots in Seinfeld in that it flows from the excruciatingly extreme clueless-ness of the characters. But this show takes it to a much greater extreme. With music videos. Actually, the videos are some of the funniest parts of the show. This show was not a favorite of mine when I first watched it, but it did grow on me, as I got used to the hopelessly out-of-touch main characters. You may think it is hilarious, or horrifying, or incomprehensible, but you probably will not be bored if you watch an episode or two of this show.moreless