Flight of the Conchords follows the trials and tribulations of a two man, digi-folk band from New Zealand as they try to make a name for themselves in their adopted home of New York City. The band is made up of Bret McKenz... more »ie on guitar and vocals, and Jemaine Clement on guitar and vocals.« less
"My whole family fell in love with Brett and Jermaine in Season One. We couldn't wait for Season Two to start on HBO and I admit,we were a little disappointed in a few of the episodes. However, after the season ended, I watched all the episodes several times again on HBO "On Demand" in April and was shocked at how fabulous some of the episodes that I thought I didn't like were. I ended up LOVING Season Two. My favorite episode is still Unnatural Love where Jermaine dates the Australian girl...Too Many [...] on the Dance Floor and Carol Brown are great, creative, funny songs! The Cup and the Tough Bretts are other great episodes. Have fun! You'll enjoy good intellectual humor with any of the Conchords Seasons DVD's. I can't wait to get mine!"
Wow--this is what I call performance art!
carol irvin | United States | 07/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can think of other excellent comedy duos. I can think of other musical duos which I really enjoy and put on my ipod. I can think of other performance artists who do leading edge work which is visually experimental. I cannot think of any other duo, either currently or in the past, who can do all three and do them all well. The only act this even sort of reminds of is Martin & Lewis because Dean Martin could sing and their comedy was pretty good for its day. I wouldn't go so far as to call Martin & Lewis's work performance art though. Other than Martin & Lewis, I can't think of anyone else like these guys at all.
Why are viewers here debating season 1 versus season 2? This is not remotely like anything else out there and it is so innovative that I can scarcely believe that it survived for a second season. If it had been on anything but HBO I think it would have been too leading edge and been cancelled after the first season. I'm not comparing the two; I am in grovel mode that there were two seasons!
Ok, here is the premise. There are two musicians from New Zealand who come to New York City (of all places) to break into the entertainment world as musicians. Their manager works for the New Zealand Commission in New York City and that job is such a no brainer that he basically can do whatever he wants with his time. The band has exactly one fan, a woman. The only reason she is a fan is that she has the hots for Bret. The guys are poor as can be. They live together in a subsistence lifestyle. And they are complete nerds on top of everything else. At first I liked Bret best because (being a woman), I found him cuter. But Jemaine has grown on me and I've gotten past his awful glasses and sideburns ('70s style sideburns). Their manager I find positively uproarious. Even the fan has her moments. Very often the guys deliver their lines in complete deadpan, which makes it even funnier. Oh, and they are more often than not a disaster with women. They have dates on the show and these dates rival anything we saw on SEINFELD or FRASIER (which heretofore covered dating hell rather definitively).
The best part of all is when the guys break out into song and movement, usually in an outrageous MTV kind of music video style, to comment on the latest bizarre aspect of their lives. Those performances are worth playing again and again.
I do listen to the songs on my ipod and I enjoy their music. I am not alone as their music has been voted on favorably in the NPR yearly music polls. Bob Bollein of NPR's ALL SONGS CONSIDERED was very taken with their musical numbers without knowing a thing about their tv show. So their music is an important component of the show for me.
Funny as Bret and Jemaine are, Rhys Darby as Murray their manager deserves a special mention. He just slays me and I love every minute he is onscreen. I adore his band meetings, especially when he takes attendance and there is NEVER anyone but the three of them in the room.
Thom Tee | New York, NY | 05/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Much more fun had in second season. Most memorable? How about Village People cowboy (Randy Jones) appearing as a grouchy bouncer, then leading a line dance in "Too Many Dicks on the Dancefloor"? Love it love it love it!"
The greatest show on television!
Devils Fan #93 | 07/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This show takes the best aspects of life and crams it into 30 minutes each week (episode). Always entertaining, hilarious, and witty, it's no wonder Flight of the Conchords garnered 4 Emmy's and a Grammy for their debut US album, "The Distant Future." Deadpan comedy at its absolute best, Flight of the Conchords is a smash hit and has developed an impressive following. Season 2 is a direct continuation from Season 1 beginning with the gang still living in mediocrity while Murray enjoys his stint of success with the "Crazzzy Dogs." From there, it's all over the place in the usual, awesome Flight of the Conchords fashion. If you liked Season 1, you'll enjoy Season 2. And here's hoping for a Season 3, though there's talks of a feature film already."
One season show?
J & A | 09/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I watched season one and love this show. I was excited when they released the DVD of season two, and ordered it immediately. However, I was disappointed by it. They lack funny songs that were the core of their 1st season show. The songs that they have are painfully weak, and are not even close to the quality of the ones on the first season. It is as if they were working for years on the few songs they had, and used them all up on the first season. That said, it is still a good show. Just don't think you'll be getting the Flight of the Conchords that you saw on season one."