Flight of the Conchords

TV review by Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Mock-folk music duo strums hip Kiwi comedy.

HBO Comedy 2007

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 15+

Quirky Comedy with a lot of Sexual References/Some Drugs

My husband and I love this show, it's quirky kiwi perfection. We're excited now that our kids are 15 and 17 to recommend it to them, though I think it may be awkward to watch it with them-though it might be fine. This show isn't great due to educational messages or inspirational characters, but rather for the ridiculousness and humor. While sex and drugs are present, they aren't glamorized. They're in a humorous, often awkward context. Definitely not for younger teens/kids but if you have mature older teens who enjoy offbeat comedy consider this show!
age 12+

Music stand-up best, shows second, cd's ... not quite.

I came across FotC through a linked youtube of "The Humans are Dead". Being an aspiring musical comedian myself, I have analyzed all the videos of their live shows. These are top class performances and I have analyzed their techniques thoroughly on our blog, starting at below link. I didn't like their tv series nearly as much, though the songs as intermezzos are often very funny again. Strangely so, the same songs when produced onto a cd, lose a lot of their humoristic qualities, probably because these masters of mime and timing haven't got enough verbal virtuoso to offer for mere text and melody. blog.stanzamuziek.be/2010/07/21/een-analyse-van-humor-aan-de-hand-van-het-repertoire-van-flight-of-the-conchords-1/

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