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

  1. lexu

    lexu Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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 ([link=http://www.hulu.com/watch/314053/portlandia-one-moore-episode#s-p1-so-i0]on hulu[/link] or airing soon on IFC). OLMOS. SERIOUSLY.


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

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    What does he have against Tigard.
     
  3. lexu

    lexu Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    pff, portlandia threads are over.
     
  6. lexu

    lexu Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Who is FROM Beaverton. smh
     
  7. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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

    duende Jedi Master star 5

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    i like this show.
     
  9. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    The Mayor is my favorite. I just watched season 1 on Netflix.
     
  11. Sebulba-X

    Sebulba-X •X C2 C3 MW RSA• star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    imperial_dork Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Darth_SylviaBrowne Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I like the feminist bookstore.
     
  14. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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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

    Im_just_guessing Jedi Knight star 7

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    No, the other 20th.
     
  16. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    STEVE BUSCEMI
     
  17. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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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

    duende Jedi Master star 5

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

    lexu Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    imperial_dork Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    [link=http://bcove.me/plk5e057]Dream of the 1890's[/link]
     
  22. duende

    duende Jedi Master star 5

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

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    duende Jedi Master star 5

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    yeah, that one was okay.