Sunday, January 18, 2009

Flight of the Conchords: Season 2

One of my favourite series returns tonight for its second season on HBO Canada (10pm ET). Flight of the Conchords was one of the quirkiest series HBO has taken a chance on yet. Starring Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, this novelty act first found success in New Zealand before their HBO special, One Night Stand, which was critically acclaimed. HBO then signed up this series of two struggling artists in a novelty band trying to land gigs (never happens), managed by the guy who is the head of the New Zealand consulate (whose NZ tourism posters in his office are usually worth the entire episode), and constantly trying to dodge their number one fan, the super-obsessed Mel.

In tonight's premiere, the duo finally leaves Murray because he's spending too much time with another band, and surprisingly, find success managing themselves. But, as with anything these two do, the success doesn't last for long. Constantly down on their luck, this season will find the two on the brink of financial ruin because Bret dared to buy a new tea cup; starting their own gang; impersonating Simon and Garfunkel in a lookalike contest, and turning to prostitution as a way out of everything.

I can't wait!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Long time follower, first time comment! Just had to say, as a proud New Zealander, that I am stoked you love FTOC!! I always feel happy when friends from the US/Canada/Europe love the show; the humour is so quirky and 'New Zilland' (say with your jaw clenched shut in order to get the correct pronunciation).

Just wanted to say that I love your blog, check in with it often, and we have EXACTLY the same taste in TV. I live in England, and we have the BSG premiere tonight and Lost on Sunday - am in paroxysms of excitement...