Thursday, December 20, 2007

Flight Of The Conchords - Broke, Bumbling & Brilliant!

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.

2 comments:

garricks said...

My boss turned me on to the Conchords right as the DVD came out (this is an indicator of how cool my boss is, by the way). They're a hit here in the US Heartland, too, not just New York. We can't wait for Season 2!

Happy Holidays, all!

Tony said...

They've made it in NZ.

When I see them walking to the Matterhorn in the colourful & vibrant Cuba Mall(rated one of the best bars in the world), they get the "nod" - you know the typical NZ greeting when you see someone you know has done well - the "nod" that says "good on ya mate".

Yep, they've "made it" here.