• 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. 70
    "Flight of the Conchords" is one of the few TV comedies that truly can be called unique.
  2. 70
    The charms of this series are subtle, but only grow over the course of the first few episodes.
  3. 100
    TV's most original and irresistible new comic concoction.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. As a series, it could be a lot better, but there's no denying the appeal of the two musicians.
  7. 88
    You should be there on Sunday night to see the premiere of something new and hilarious, and completely different.
  8. The guys are so polite and harmless that it's hard to dislike them even when they repeat themselves in such a short span.
  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. 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.
  11. "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.
  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. “Flight of the Conchords” is funny in such an understated way that it is almost dangerous to make too much of it.
  14. 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.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 200 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 131
  1. Jul 11, 2014
    7
    1.) Absurd HBO Comedy Series about 2 new zealand folk singer in the usa. The implemented songs are the highlight of this show, couple of legitimate hits. Really weird **** Full Review »
  2. Jun 23, 2014
    10
    This may not be your brand of humor; and I forgive you if it isn't. However, if this type of dry humor is entertaining to you, look no further. These guys are truly hilarious. The accents, the songs, the characters, etc., I can't get enough. Full Review »
  3. 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 »