Flight of the Conchords

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New Zealand duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, AKA the folk/comedy-band Flight of the Conchords, star in this fictionalized look at their lives.
Bret and Jemaine are trying to make it big in New York City, despite their inept manager Murray, and their sole fan/stalker Mel. Their other friends include Dave, who owns a pawn shop, and Eugene, their building's super.
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  • Fun and New...

    8.0
    When they don't succeed in their life and get attached to it, their reactions gets hilarious.
  • Music and sitcom who thought it would have worked?

    9.0
    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

    9.0
    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.

    8.0
    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
  • I LOVE FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS! Check out this cool widget! http://www.premierpr-online.co.uk/flightoftheconchords/widget/

    10
    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
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    bottom of the food chain, dry humor, underdogs, Musicals, single camera sitcom