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

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics What's this?

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9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 203 Ratings

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  • Starring: Arj Barker, Arj Barker, Eugene Mirman
  • Summary: A New Zealand folk duo (played by the real-life comedy-folk duo of Jermaine Clement and Bret McKenzie) tries to survive in their new home of New York City in this quirky, music-filled comedy.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Creator: James Bobin, Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Dec 8, 2008
  • Episode Length: 30
  • Air Time: 10:30 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. "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.
  2. 100
    TV's most original and irresistible new comic concoction.
  3. 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.
  4. 70
    "Flight of the Conchords" is one of the few TV comedies that truly can be called unique.
  5. 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.
  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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 133
  1. Matthew
    Jun 22, 2007
    10
    Absolutely hysterical--the most original and creative show I have seen in a very long time.
  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 noThis 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. Expand
  3. JoyJ
    Jul 9, 2007
    10
    One of the most unique and funny shows on t.v.
  4. jeffj.
    Aug 14, 2007
    10
    Absolutely the funniest show on television. My whole family watches the show religiously. Please HBO, renew this series!!!!
  5. TedL
    Jan 18, 2008
    10
    Love this show!
  6. DavidD.
    Oct 30, 2007
    9
    This show resonates beautifully for New Zealanders and is a fantastic cartoon version of NZ male culture. Most of us really are that awkward This show resonates beautifully for New Zealanders and is a fantastic cartoon version of NZ male culture. Most of us really are that awkward (at least from age 14 to 27). I suspect only NZ, Aussie, and S. Africa natives with repressed boys' school backgrounds will be falling over themselves laughing. Good on Americans for giving it a try. Sadly here in NZ it is relegated to cable which is a true crime given the load of crap we usually get on major networks. Expand
  7. StoneM
    Jul 16, 2009
    0
    Boring!! A cloying, annoying self-consciously quirky show.

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