Friday, 1 June 2007

Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords was a spoof documentary broadcast on BBC Radio 4, narrated by comic actor Rob Brydon, and concerned a New Zealand music group of the same name (The Conchords, that is) and their attempts to break through in Britain. I know I listened to it, but I have no lasting memory of how it was.

Now I find it's been picked up by the electric televisual apparatus, and by HBO no less, home of The Sopranos, Rome, Deadwood and much more. The pilot episode, what's more, is available in its entirety on iFilm, and it's pretty funny. I'd watch a series based on this sample, and no doubt that's what HBO had in mind. Good use of the Web, and the freeness of the Web in particular, TV guys.

Although we'll watch the rest of the series on YouTube, before you get a chance to pull it down, bastards.