Flight of the Conchords : Season 1

  • Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 17, 2007
Season #: 1, 2
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 204 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 204

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  1. JohnH
    Jan 1, 2008
    5
    watchable but nowhere near as funny as it thinks it is. Songs are the best thing but comedy acting is far too smug and self satisfied. Ok for kids but adults should watch bbcs Peep show - so much better
  2. Les
    Jun 18, 2007
    4
    Quirky -- definitely. Funny -- rarely. The characters' deadpan delivery could be very effective iif their words contained anything ironic, or witty, or even simply shocking -- but mostly they are just staggeringly dull. The concept -- a day in the life of two marginal and utterly clueless musicians -- showed promise but so long as the writing and acting remains as weak as in the Quirky -- definitely. Funny -- rarely. The characters' deadpan delivery could be very effective iif their words contained anything ironic, or witty, or even simply shocking -- but mostly they are just staggeringly dull. The concept -- a day in the life of two marginal and utterly clueless musicians -- showed promise but so long as the writing and acting remains as weak as in the first episode (mostly the writing -- given the premise, the weak acting cuuld work well with the right script), it seems pretty pointless. Expand
  3. bromptonm
    Jun 24, 2007
    4
    i would love to see the reviews if they didn't have the kiwi accents. tenacious d lite.
  4. Alex
    Aug 8, 2007
    5
    Yes, it's funny at times, but overall the show is lame and tiring. Each episode has been virtually the same (Brit leaves the band, they don't understand NYC, Jermain can't get a girlfriend, they're from New Zealand!) and the musical interludes are like the same one-note SNL skit. There might be laugh out loud moments in nearly every episode, but the problem is Yes, it's funny at times, but overall the show is lame and tiring. Each episode has been virtually the same (Brit leaves the band, they don't understand NYC, Jermain can't get a girlfriend, they're from New Zealand!) and the musical interludes are like the same one-note SNL skit. There might be laugh out loud moments in nearly every episode, but the problem is I've seen much better. To anyone who likes this show, I would recommend watching the BBC program "Peep Show" which is essentially the same show, only with real, complex characters and a funnier script. The main difference is that you empathize with them as well as laugh at them. Expand
  5. FranciscoS
    Jan 18, 2009
    5
    A 5 just for its originality, but really I didn't find it funny. I think they are pretentious and try too hard to be clever and absurd.
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
    The charms of this series are subtle, but only grow over the course of the first few episodes.
  2. 88
    You should be there on Sunday night to see the premiere of something new and hilarious, and completely different.
  3. 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.