I was spending six months in New Zealand when a video store clerk recommended this delightfully offbeat series, which takes place in New York but whose cast hails from the land of the long white cloud. Jemaine and Bret (their real names) are two musicians trying to make it on the wrong coast in the land of plenty, and whose entire fan base consists of a lone female stalker. Not least charming is how the duo gently pokes fun at their own country, whose consulate is shown to occupy a small area of a dodgy building. I don't recall if the show ever made me laugh out loud, but it made me smile throughout.
Here are the episodes that worked best for me:
(Last viewed: March 2010)