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Flight of the Conchords 

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Bret and Jemaine are Flight of the Conchords, a folk-rock band from New Zealand living in New York City in search of stardom.
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2009   2007  
Top Rated TV #133 | Nominated for 10 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Jemaine Clement ...  Jemaine / ... 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Bret McKenzie ...  Bret 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Rhys Darby ...  Murray Hewitt 22 episodes, 2007-2009
Kristen Schaal ...  Mel 21 episodes, 2007-2009
Arj Barker ...  Dave 20 episodes, 2007-2009
Frank Wood ...  Greg 17 episodes, 2007-2009
Eugene Mirman ...  Eugene 12 episodes, 2007-2009
David Costabile ...  Doug 12 episodes, 2007-2009
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Two New Zealander friends experience life, love, friendship, all the usual stuff, while trying to make their lives as a rock band. A rock band that can only schedule a performance at the local aquarium, is run by an eager and overambitious New Zealand buddy, and has only one fan. Written by swansongang

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Born to folk!

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Comedy | Music | Musical

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Official Sites:

HBO [United States]

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USA | New Zealand

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English

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17 June 2007 (USA) See more »

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Before Flight of the Conchords (2007) was made into a HBO series, it was a mostly improvised radio series on BBC Radio 2 which is similar to the TV series, where Bret and Jemaine were band members who were trying to make it big in London. Rhys Darby (who plays Murray in the TV series) was their manager, and Jimmy Carr played their fan named Kipper. The radio series was popular, and in 2006 they were awarded the bronze Sony Radio Academy award for comedy. See more »

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Jemaine: You're so beautiful, like a tree or a high-class prostitute.
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excellent musicians, funny show with potential, worth checking out.
24 January 2008 | by carn72386See all my reviews

These guys really impressed me. They are excellent song writers, styling themselves after David Bowie, REM, and various genres they explored, and succeed in writing a legitimate, structured songs. They have a knack for creating a catchy song, and make it silly without compensating their shtick, or going overboard. They really take themselves seriously as musicians. And thats only 1/3 of reasons to check this show out.

2/3 of reasons to see this is that the humor is very subtle, and sharp. Not particularly "American" humor, fans of British humor will appreciate the offbeat energy and situations. Rhys Darby is also very funny as the clueless, and loyal manager and friends of the duo. The premise of the show is simple: an up-and-coming folk duo work to develop a fan base in the U.S., starting with New-York. The juxtaposition between the duo's New Zealand calm, playful attitudes and their American acquaintances' brazen "American" demeanors.

3/3 of the reasons is the lesser of the bunch, but adds a quaint dimension which I appreciate, is the show's potential. Some may notice that this show has quite a lot going for it, and could be something special if it realizes its potential for an interesting take on the struggle of a band's success.


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