Have any of you heard of this show? I first came across it on this story assignment back in August and then turns out Mr. First absolutely loves it (totally not surprised). So he lent me the Season 1 DVD when I visited two months ago and I just finished watching the first three episodes.
This show is....ummm....insane? Crazy? Out there? And yet, I totally love it! Here's the premise:
Two friends/bandmates/roomies, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, from New Zealand have moved to NYC to find fame and success. Thing is they kind of totally suck. Their manager Murray holds meetings from his full-time job and tries to set up lame gigs for the band. Oh, and their fan base? Only consists of one fan (this creepy stalker chick named Mel who throws lewd comments their way in front of her nonchalant husband)! They try to make ends meet and adjust to life in this strange city all the while busting out with random songs that are both awesomely bad and hilarious at the same time. If you like Jimmy Fallon (remember "Idiot Boyfriend?"), I think you'll like these two monkeybutts.
It makes no sense and makes you say, "Whaaaa??" more often than you'll care to count, but it's actually pretty good. After all, they did snatch a Grammy Award :)
Btw, those are Bret and Jemaine's real names and Flight of the Conchords is a comedic band they created in New Zealand back in '98. The songs on the show are actually theirs and they've held shows throughout the U.S. According to their MySpace, Season 2 is in the works for Jan. of '09. In the meantime, catch reruns of Season 1 on HBO for insanity like this: