Monday, June 18, 2007

Rutgers Philosophy Flashbacks

Now that we're living high in Virginia we've got TV again -- including HBO.

Which means I can watch Flight of the Conchords -- a show about a pair of musicians from New Zealand who have a much harder time distinguishing e's from i's than Gary and perform music which I'm not quite sure would qualify as danmusic or not. BTW, HBO has the first epsiode available on the web via its site -- listen carefully for the Australia name check towards the last third.

Then, 90 minutes later, catch a show about surfing.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, we used to get HBO but now we don't. I would've liked to have watched 'John from Cincinnati', because after seeing 'Deadwood' I'll watch anything Milch does. As for 'Flight of the Conchords', well, I watched the first episode on the website a week or two ago, and I have to say I was underwhelmed. Not really all that funny, I thought. But maybe that's because I pretty much miss out on the constant "Hey these guys talk funny don't they?" gag.

Steve Peterson said...

Conchords seems to have that "The Office" approach to comedy. And, while The Office never really clicked for me, I enjoyed Conchords a bit -- such as the rather late reveal that this girl the guy was trying to pick up was actually his room-mate's ex.

John from Cincinnati might trend towards the sentimental -- but I'm enjoying the mellow pace and nice breaks where we just watch people surf. Plus, it has Bruce Greenwood.

dan said...

but they DO talk funny gazza!
(translation: bot thoy do tuk funny guzza!)

i thought flight of the conchords was amusing (the first song was hilarious) but wouldn't go out of my way for it.

i don't have time for much tv these days now that it's light out until 9pm - i'm usually surfing out in front of my house in the early evening

Steve Peterson said...

The real burden for me lately has been avoiding reading anything about the final Sopranos before I catch up on the season.

I haven't been too successful. Perhaps if I found somplace even more remote than rural Virginia.