• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 17, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    "Flight" is pretty much a snooze until the music starts, at which point the show kicks up into something quite weird and occasionally wonderful.
  2. As a series, it could be a lot better, but there's no denying the appeal of the two musicians.
  3. 70
    "Flight of the Conchords" is one of the few TV comedies that truly can be called unique.
  4. "Flight of the Conchords" may well be the funniest thing you've seen in ages and -- at least for a half hour -- answers the question of whether HBO has any good shows left.
  5. 70
    The charms of this series are subtle, but only grow over the course of the first few episodes.
  6. The guys are so polite and harmless that it's hard to dislike them even when they repeat themselves in such a short span.
  7. 30
    This can be dryly funny in small doses, but Conchords really feels less like a sitcom than a Saturday Night Live sketch stretched out to about six times its shelf-life.
  8. “Flight of the Conchords” is funny in such an understated way that it is almost dangerous to make too much of it.
  9. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    60
    "Flight of the Conchords" isn't brilliant, but it isn't awful, either, just familiar, with two likable stars who seem to be channeling the deadpan dry wit of an old Beatles movie.
  10. 100
    TV's most original and irresistible new comic concoction.
  11. There are no big sociopolitical statements here, no guerilla-style confrontations, no scenes of squirmy awkwardness, no multilayered pop culture references. It's just a very smart, very funny show.
  12. Its two leads, the New Zealand music-comedy duo of Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, are deadpan and clever but so cloyingly doofy that they're not only tough to root for but difficult to watch for extended periods as well.
  13. 88
    You should be there on Sunday night to see the premiere of something new and hilarious, and completely different.
  14. Reviewed by: Daynah Burnett
    80
    Though the show occasionally lapses into the “cringe comedy” mode, made popular by "The Office" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Flight of the Conchords" is also quite sweet.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 196 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 129
  1. Nov 1, 2013
    10
    I think that this show is absolutely genius. How it blends music and comedy in a spellbinding fashion quite simply blows me away. Incredibly original. Rhys Darby stands out as the band manager, who seems completely inept to real life. If you have HBO, go on HBO GO and check this out. You won't regret it. Full Review »
  2. Jan 3, 2013
    10
    Four words only: Comedy genious ad nauseaum. Comedy genious ad nauseaum. Comedy genious ad nauseaum. Comedy genious ad nauseaum. Comedy genious ad nauseaumComedy genious ad nauseaum. .Comedy genious ad nauseaum. Full Review »
  3. May 29, 2012
    10
    So much creative content in the songs.. I wish they went a 3rd season. Murray is just too funny. I felt he made the whole series work. Only 6 characters in the series and yet it remained fresh and funny. Full Review »