This HBO series about 'New Zealand's Fourth most popular folk parody duo' may have only ran for two seasons, but the irreverent mix of comedy and music is a must see for fans of offbeat humor. The simple premise of two folk musicians from New Zealand who move to New York is all the show needs to produce clever and funny episodes effortlessly. Not quite a musical, but definitely not an ordinary sitcom, Flight of the Conchords blends two disparate genres seamlessly. Whether talking to their manager or singing a song about David Bowie, the show never lacks for creativity.
Flight of the Conchords may not be the same type of show that HBO is known for, but it does share the same level of quality that you can expect from the network. The songs are hilarious and well worth renting on their own merit, but when you add the hilarious character interactions, the show really takes off. Not only are the two main actors consistently funny but the show boasts a collection of side characters that add a ton of laughs too, Such as the band's inept manager Murray and their one (and only) super fan Mel.
While some may find the quirky humor off putting, I think a lot of people will appreciate Flight of the Conchords for its unique approach to both comedy and music.