HBO's Flight of the Conchords
I've got a favourite new show - Flight of the Conchords produced by HBO. I've been watching them on TMN on Demand. Problem is I've watched the whole first season over a week or two and now I'm hungry for more. I find myself cruising through YouTube to get a fix of the Conchords.
If I pitch it to you you may not be sold, you're gonna have to watch the video. It's just that the concept doesn't sound all that original, at first. I used to get similar pitches a fair bit when I worked in development.
Here it is anyway: A couple guys in a band struggle to make something of themselves in the big city. Difference is these are a couple of idiots from New Zealand living in New York City, they've got one fan and they're not actually any good when they perform - unless you're into hearing the lyrics "I Like to Rock The Party" repeated endlessly. Yet, when they break into lyrical reverie mid-conversation these guys are brilliant, and hilarious. Their musical paradoies rival anything Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake could dream up. Hopefully the show's duo, Jemaine and Bret, will one day have their big breakthrough too.