Sometimes, you want a binge option that you can get through in a weekend, if everything breaks well for you. Sure, it’s nice to have a show that provides you with a lot of episodes you can mete out here and there, but isn’t it satisfying to get that feeling of closure and, dare I say, accomplishment? Well, if you have access to HBO, I’ve got a show for you to stream that’s only 22 episodes long. I speak of Flight of the Conchords.
The show was never more than a cult thing, though it had a fervent cult. Perhaps that owes to the idiosyncratic nature of Flight of the Conchords. It’s about a folk duo from New Zealand in New York City. Their band is called Flight of the Conchords. The band existed before the show, but basically nobody had heard of them before the show, at least in America. Maybe they were huge in New Zealand. They aren’t successful, they have misadventures, and so on and so forth.
Jemaine Clement plays Jemaine and Bret McKenzie plays Bret. Some others notable actors appeared in the show, including a less-famous Kristen Schaal, as their one devoted fan Mel. She just happens to be insanely devoted to an unhealthy degree. Eugene Mirman is on the show sometimes. Rhys Darby plays their manager Murray. He’s great. Basically everybody on the show is great, though.