Flight of the Conchords: Season 2
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Despite living as Big Apple bohemians for over a year, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie ("New Zealand's 4th Most Popular Folk Parody Duo") remain as hopelessly out of place in Manhattan as a kiwi in a pigeon nest. Will Season 2 bring them excitement, romance, and the elusive music gig?]]>
This series dances to its own deadpan drummer. You've got to love the loopiness of a line like, "So we look like some Simon and Garfunkel look-alikes who don't look like Simon and Garfunkel." The boys used up their tried and true "A" musical material in the first season, but while the songs this season are not as inspired, there are some offbeat candidates for a greatest-hits collection, including "Carol Brown," something of an homage to Paul Simon's "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," and the should-be-forbidden dance "Sugalumps." Fans of Andy Samberg's Lonely Island digital shorts will especially enjoy the balmy duet "We're Both in Love with a Sexy Lady" in the episode "Love is the Weapon of Choice." That sexy lady, by the way, is Emmy-nominee and SNL MVP Kristen Wiig, as a woman with an epileptic dog and who unwittingly plays havoc with Bret and Jemaine's friendship. Other nifty bits of casting that add to Flight of the Conchords' cool cachet are Mary Lynn Rajskub as the "garfunkeling" groupie, Patton Oswalt as an Elton John impersonator, and Lucy Loveless as the aide and unrequited crush of the New Zealand prime minister. The season does not end on a promising note for Bret and Jemaine (it's really back to square one in the cliffhanger), but as their hapless manager, Murray (the Emmy-worthy Rhys Darby) remarks at one point, hopefully, this is just the beginning of their story. --Donald Liebenson
Stills from Flight of the Conchords: The Complete Second Season (click for larger image)
- Flight of the Conchords: On Air documentary feature
- Dave's pawn shop commercials
- New Zealand consulate meetings with Murray and Greg
- Deleted scenes
Top Customer Reviews
Favorite songs amoung the parodies ... should be dance floor classic "Too Many Dicks On the Dance Floor", the dead on synth pop video "Fashion is Danger", the sensitive rap track "Hurt Feelings".
Unfortunately, these two sparkling gems are followed by two undistinguished rocks that probably looked funny during the creation, but failed badly to amuse and sink like, well, stones. Predictable, tedious, and ugly, they overstayed their welcome long before their completely expected conclusions. (And having a guest star adds nothing if the tale stinks.) When making a story about lovable losers, the characters cannot be too lovable, nor can they be too pitiful. There is a delicate balance when the foolishness is just enough to be plausible but not too much to make us groan. These episodes crossed that line repeatedly.
Four hours of glorious quality in five hours of material is a good deal. The deleted scenes were hilarious...good enough to stand on their own! Snap it up and enjoy!
Why are viewers here debating season 1 versus season 2? This is not remotely like anything else out there and it is so innovative that I can scarcely believe that it survived for a second season. If it had been on anything but HBO I think it would have been too leading edge and been cancelled after the first season. I'm not comparing the two; I am in grovel mode that there were two seasons!
Ok, here is the premise. There are two musicians from New Zealand who come to New York City (of all places) to break into the entertainment world as musicians. Their manager works for the New Zealand Commission in New York City and that job is such a no brainer that he basically can do whatever he wants with his time. The band has exactly one fan, a woman. The only reason she is a fan is that she has the hots for Bret. The guys are poor as can be. They live together in a subsistence lifestyle. And they are complete nerds on top of everything else. At first I liked Bret best because (being a woman), I found him cuter. But Jemaine has grown on me and I've gotten past his awful glasses and sideburns ('70s style sideburns). Their manager I find positively uproarious.Read more ›
Fortunately, it is great, for the most part. I think the first six episodes of the second season are just as good as anything they've done, with spectacular songs and hilariously surreal comedic scenes. "Do you know any actual women, Dave?" "Yeah, pretty much."
The last handful of episodes are a bit slower and get a bit awkward, but still have some good moments. At any rate, it's worth getting this just for episode 5 (Unnatural Love, where Jemaine dates an Australian, with the songs "Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor" and "Carol Brown") and episode 6 (Love is a Weapon of Choice, where Jemaine and Bret both want to date Kristen Wiig, with the songs "We're Both in Love with a Sexy Lady" and "Think About the Epileptic Dogs") and watching those two over and over again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a funny show. I find it very entertaining. Rewatchable.Published 2 days ago by Timothy W. Minich
Original and so funny!! I didn't know kiwi's could b that funny! Also they are multi talented musically. Delightful!Published 3 days ago by Kathleen Trumpe
One of the funniest series EVER...love!! Just wish it had been around longer.Published 7 days ago by kbd9271
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I think after all the criticism they got for no extras on the 1st season, they owe it us fans big time. Maybe the Mother of all extras.
Mar 24, 2009 by ChaCha | See all 7 posts
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I also have noticed this and it's very annoying. I can't here the lyrics on any of the songs from the first 3 episodes. I haven't watched the rest of disc one yet.
Aug 7, 2009 by Gerard L. | See all 8 posts