The recurring offbeat residents in the Conchords’ hapless universe (manager Murray, stalker/fan Mel, pawnshop advisor Arj) play an even bigger role in the plots and songs of season two. For the uninitiated, this is musical with characters belting out full-blown, fully-produced songs an average of two times per episode. But, unlike the quirky showtunes of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Flight of the Conchords features hit-inspired pop tracks like “Sugalumps,” “Too Many Dicks (on the Dance Floor),” “Friends” and “Carol Brown.” The soundtrack compliments the stories of Jemaine and Bret’s downward spiral from overdrafting their checking account with the purchase of a single coffee mug to facing eviction and deportation.
The series ends a bit ambiguously, with the door open enough for a third season if stars/writers/bandmates McKenzie and Clement are up for it, but final enough that fans will be satisfied (albeit disappointed) if the gigs stop here. The DVD includes a lot of great extras including a mini-documentary about the evolution and success of the series, outtakes, deleted seasons and more. Worth a second watch. Worth the investment for your collection.