Portlandia

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by lexu, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. lexu Force Ghost

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    There was another thread, but now it's locked.

    [image=http://www.ifc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Portlandia-season-1-episode-4-Mayor-is-Missing-s01e04.jpg]

    For the uninitiated: Quirky (putting it mildly) sketch show starring Fred Armisen (SNL) and Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney) about Portland, where weird is mainstream and everyone is into DIY and bike culture and composting and goes to feminist bookstores and has tattoos and dresses like they're taking their dog for a walk rather than going to work in a corporate office and it's all kind of true. (Note: description does not apply to suburbs or SW.)

    You can watch some episodes on Hulu for the next four hours (http://www.hulu.com/portlandia), or you can probably track them down in ways I officially do not condone. Also, I've heard season one is on Netflix. Also, it airs on IFC.

    If you appreciate weird sketch comedy, you should watch. If you're a BSG fan, you should at least watch 2x02 (on hulu or airing soon on IFC). OLMOS. SERIOUSLY.


    On the east side? We probably live really close.
  2. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    What does he have against Tigard.
  3. lexu Force Ghost

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    It's a lame suburb. It's Beaverton's even less cool little brother.
  4. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    My one major complaint about the BSG sketch is that Katee Sackhoff did not appear.
  5. tom Chosen One

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    pff, portlandia threads are over.
  6. lexu Force Ghost

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    Who is FROM Beaverton. smh
  7. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    She is a terrible actress and would have ruined it anyway.
  8. duende Force Ghost

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  9. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    Loved this comment. But it's so OVER.
  10. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    The Mayor is my favorite. I just watched season 1 on Netflix.
  11. Sebulba-X •X C2 C3 MW RSA•

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    I just watched the first 2 eps on Netflix last night...pretty funny
  12. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    I lived in Beaverton (Beaver Class of 1994 lol).

    Beaverton ****ing sucks.

    Seriously, I never knew a much different and cool culture existed in the city proper until after I moved back to Seattle.

    And I've been meaning to check out that show.







    Beaverton.
  13. Darth_SylviaBrowne Jedi Knight

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    I like the feminist bookstore.
  14. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    I briefly lived with some mates in a studio on Killingsworth. Your description of the city is true. I would add that part of the 'charm' is in the layout being eerily akin to its residents somehow becoming automatic denizens of the land inside Mr. Rogers' wall. It's a river surrounded by a mountain/a building/a mountain/a building/a mountain/etc. with a little trolly car riding all over the place in their midst. Talking lions and puppety, hook nosed, rosy cheeked women were everywhere I turned.

    I worked in Milwaukie, but my vote for dismissable suburbs would be Tualitin and (the surprsingly accurately named) ZigZag.
  15. Im_just_guessing Jedi Grand Master

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    No, the other 20th.
  16. Darth Guy Chosen One

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  17. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    So I gave it a try being it's on netflix instant streaming. Watched the first 3 episodes. Better than expected, but there are still some clunker sketches. I'll keep watching because I think there might be more good over bad.
  18. duende Force Ghost

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    yeah it's not all gold, but when it's good, it's really good.
  19. lexu Force Ghost

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    Typical sketch comedy. But yeah, the good ones are great. The obsessed bike guy is embarrassingly true. I know at least five dudes like that.

    The opening credits are also awesome. If only it were always that sunny.

    Rossl: Oh, the lame one. nvm
  20. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    So I caught up on this show during SNOWPOCALYPSE2012!!1! last week.

    I think I'm in love with Carrie. Again.
  21. Darth Guy Chosen One

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  22. duende Force Ghost

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    the episodes have really been sucking lately. i think they've run out of ideas. :(
  23. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    You probably haven't even heard of Neu.
  24. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    OK, so I watched the pilot a little while back and thought it sucked because it was just humor for people with no idea how actual coastal liberals live ("Lulz, you guys care about food sourcing?" *hops in the FUV and drives to McDonald's*) But later on, I decided to give the show a second chance because I know pilots in general aren't a good measure of a show's quality, and I'm really glad I did. The dumpster diving sketch in particular was fantastic and possibly resonated a bit with me.

    Also, I had no idea the female lead was a member of Sleater-Kinney until I heard her do the vocals for the Portland theme song. [face_blush]
  25. duende Force Ghost

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    yeah, that one was okay.