One of the most unlikely cult hit shows in the US this season has been the Flight of the Conchords. Bret Mackenzie and Jemaine Clement are two bumbling, hilarious Kiwis trying to make it in the Big Apple. They bring to life the pragmatic, laconic, but hopelessly inadequate side of everyday New Zealanders attempting to make it in the big wide world. The humor is real down home New Zealand; the kind you see at every University, every pub, and every rugby game back home. These two guys are broke, struggling, inept, bumbling and accident prone in the extreme. They get taken for rides, dumped, mugged and stalked. It’s on HBO and shouldn’t be missed.
And to make the story real, in real life these guys actually do struggle back home. They’ve made it in New York, but not yet in New Zealand.