Flight of the Conchords: Season 1

So many people have told me to watch this show. SO MANY. MY GOD. And, as you may or may not predict from the tone just established in this post, this one was another case of too much buildup leading to not enough climax. That’s what she said. But seriously. I really, truly don’t get what’s so damn funny about these guys.

Sure, they’re both sexy as hell. They’re decent musicians. They’ve got some wit, I suppose. But the characters they play are THE MOST BORING PEOPLE I’VE EVER MET. George Costanza is more exciting, and that’s because he has opinions about stuff. Bret and Jemaine, the characters, kind of suck as people. I’m not sure I would date either one of them, even though they’re both so attractive, because they’re boring. Murray is boring. Repetitive humor is not funny. It’s boring. See what I mean? Mundane only worked once, and Costanza was there for its success.

I will give kudos to the following things: Mel (a creepy Kristen Schaal), Ben (WILL FORTE! YEAH!), the clothes they wear and the fact that the salt shakers dance in the intro sequence. And yeah, the songs are clever most of the time. That’s better seen than read, though. But, I don’t know. I just don’t. I don’t get it. Is this what people in New Zealand find funny? I really hope not, and I don’t think it is. I don’t understand why this got picked up by HBO. (Side note: I had a 1.000 batting average with them until now. Boo-hoo.) I understand why it didn’t get picked up by a cable network. It would have tanked! God. Okay, someone explain it to me. I have a theory that it’s a show better quoted later with friends. Like, it’s funnier when someone else does an impression of it after the fact. Kind of like Will Ferrell movies.

Advertisements