Flight of the Conchords: Season One

Lynn’s Druthers Marathon, part 18

Title: Flight of the Conchords: Season One
Year: 2007
Network: HBO
Episodes: 12, at 26 minutes each
Creators: James Bobin, Jemaine Clement & Bret McKenzie
Directors: James Bobin, Troy Miller, Taika Waititi, Paul Simms, Michael Patrick Jann
Writers: James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Eric Kaplan, Paul Simms, Duncan Sarkies, Damon Beesley, Iain Morris
Starring: Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie
Music: Jemaine Clement & Bret McKenzie
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), over the past week
Synopsis: a New Zealand band/comedy duo try to make it in New York

My reaction
Concept:1/4 (Bad)
Story:1/4 (Bad)
Characters:2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog:4/4 (Great)
Pacing:3/4 (Good)
Cinematography:3/4 (Good)
Special effects/design:3/4 (Good)
Acting:2/4 (Indifferent)
Music:3/4 (Good)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4 (Good)). Some episodes are dumb. Others are doubled-over-and-crying-from-laughter funny. (Not surprisingly, the episodes in the latter category are all written by the show’s creators. You have to wonder what they were thinking, handing a show like this show over to other writers.)
Objective Rating (Average):2.5/4 (Okay)


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