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Flight of the Conchords Favorites

Like a glorious (New Zealand-shaped) comet streaking across the night sky, the Flight of the Conchords series on HBO was an ephemeral masterpiece that left us agape with wonder and yearning for more. Two seasons of delightfully earnest New Zealanders Jemaine (Jemaine Clement), Bret (Bret McKenzie) and Murray (Rhys Darby) trying to find their way in New York City was not nearly enough.

They are still with us of course. The Flight of the Conchords band (Jemaine and Bret) recently toured with the great Dave Chappelle, Bret scored the music for the most recent Muppets movie (and another forthcoming sequel), while other stars from the show are slaying it on Twitter and elsewhere. But the show was something special.

While the episodes relied heavily upon the inimitable deadpan of Jemaine, and the easy-going Kiwi naiveté of Bret and Murray, the writing was also brilliant. The songs, the dialogue and lovable characters all meshed and harmonized like a formidable All Blacks attack (token New Zealand rugby reference there… sorry it was either that or a Lord of the Rings analogy, or perhaps a reference to your admirable and robust textiles industry).

There are many great moments and songs from the series that deserve special praise, but here are just a few to honor the memory of a show that was gone too soon.

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F TV Shows: The Best Shows of All Time (That Start With F)

After much debate and painstaking research we have finally reached a consensus on this most controversial, most divisive, most incendiary of lists. This list is certain to cause an uproar and quite possibly could tear the F community apart, but we are not here to make the easy decisions. Without further ado we give you the greatest television programs of all time (that start with F).

15. Father Dowling Mysteries – Have you seen this 90s Family Channel cult favorite? It’s great! I believe it was on after Empty Nest. Let me give you a rundown: Tom Bosley is a priest who teams with a nun to solve mysteries. That’s pretty much it.

14. Frasier – I’ll be honest, didn’t much care for this show when it was still on, but since being forced to watch it on airplanes and on sick days I’ve really come around. Frasier and Niles are a real hoot and I like that dog.

13. Freaks and Geeks – This beloved, delightful coming of age program perfectly captured that awkward 80s teen angst in a meaningful way. Continue reading

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