Please feel free to discuss/repost any convo on the subject of 'will there/ won't there be a second season' here
I posted my thoughts about the possibility of a second season on the main news page. Here is what I said
I'm really not surprised to read that HBO are supposedly undecided about a second season of Flight of The Conchords. And I find myself not really minding all that much. I come from a land where great and good TV comedy series are short and sweet but deservedly become classics. The bad ones merely short and sweet and forgotten. I can live with one season of FoTC. I can live with two, should HBO and the Conchords decide to plough ahead with more episodes, but it's no biggie. I'm a fan of the Conchords I really am, so don't think for one second I don't want them to do well. Of course I do, but far better the Conchords do things their way and in their own time.
Should the Conchords choose to renew with HBO if its offered then fair play to them. I hope season two will be a great success on their terms and not based on viewing figures and all that *waggles hand* stuff. However I am also remembering them saying in the past that they like to work on other things away from the Conchords and that that's what they might go and do once the album is finished. Something else.
Whoever decides about a second season, should it turn out that HBO cancel, I don't see Bret, Jemaine, James, Rhys, Kristen or Arj (and not forgetting all the other support cast and the crew) will have failed. I loathe the word, failure... failed and how it's used in terms of fame and fortune in that weird world of fame and fortune. It's a crappy word and one I will never feel comfortable with when it comes to art and the people who make and perform it. And comedy to me is an art. It gives me more enjoyment than peering at a painting in the Louvre or seeing a disheveled bed or dead cow in a tank. Its all subjective eh Should Bret and Jemaine be the ones who decide to walk away and do 'something else' then good luck to them. I'll follow what they do with interest in a non stalkerish way :p And I'm sure the Conchords will be back with a new live show sometime in the not too distant future.
If Flight of The Conchords is not renewed for whatever reason on either side, then so be it. My thanks and congratulations to all involved for making something fresh, different and with the ability to make some of us laugh. If it is renewed, then ditto the previous sentence above.
A few more things to add as I awoke to a number of emails this morning
Do people ever consider that maybe just maybe the guys themselves won't want a second season, even if one is offered. Not that the guys have said that to me or anything, but Jemaine had another project lined up back in NZ sometime soon and they have both said they like to keep the Conchords as a part time thing, not a full time, to allow them to work on other projects.
I don't know. I really don't see what all the fuss is about and people making HBO out to be the bad guy. And even if they are and they cancel, the Conchords will still be around doing their thing.
I've already had emails about me starting a petition and trying to encourage HBO to keep the show, but I'll go on the record here as saying thats really not my style. Of course, feel free to do as you wish, but please understand you won't be seeing me posting anything on the news page. My life is busy enough without a 'Save the Conchords' campaign. In my mind they don't need saving and are doing just fine as they are