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Is anybody watching the Portlandia series?

Post by onetouchfutbol on Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:27 am

I haven't been into many sitcoms since Seinfeld, but, I can get into a sitcom that softly pokes fun at everything in Portland: http://www.ifc.com/portlandia/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=portlandia&utm_campaign=original%20series

It's actually pretty funny...

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Re: Is anybody watching the Portlandia series?

Post by DaTruRochin on Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:44 am

I have to disagree, I've watched all 4 episodes thus far, it has yet to make me legitimately laugh. It's kind of given me the same "oh that's clever" reaction you get reading New Yorker cartoons. The skits drag out far too long, and really just aren't that humorous...

I really wanted this show to be enjoyable and funny, but after more than enough time given to let it "develop" I can't call it anything but a disappointment.

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Re: Is anybody watching the Portlandia series?

Post by pilotram on Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:37 pm

It's awesome. But UP is pretty far removed both physically and culturally from what they are poking fun at.

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Post by PilotNut on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:11 pm

I think the show is pretty funny so far... I consider myself a fan. The bookstore scenes make me laugh out loud!

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Re: Is anybody watching the Portlandia series?

Post by onetouchfutbol on Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:10 pm

Good, I'm glad that I'm not alone. I see where you're coming from DTR. It definitely has an SNL feeling to it (with jokes that go on a little bit too long), however, the humor is definitely at a more sophisticated level than some of the bathroom humor stuff that SNL resorts to now and then. I'm not sure how many episodes it can last for before they run out of material though...

Yeah, the feminist bookstore and the 'local chicken' skits have been my favorites.

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Re: Is anybody watching the Portlandia series?

Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:21 pm

Well it has 2 more episodes left and got picked up for another 10 for next year... I suppose the low expectations of an obscure network will earn you that.

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Post by onetouchfutbol on Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:23 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7VgNQbZdaw

I love this one! If reading makes you a hipster, I might be slightly more of a hipster than I thought.

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Re: Is anybody watching the Portlandia series?

Post by pilotram on Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:24 am

So on the latest one, they had a girl wearing a PSU shirt. Hope to see some UP love on there someday! The bike movers skit was filmed quite obviously on Willamette, and there was a skit that was under the St. Johns bridge. I feel like we're getting there....

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Post by DoubleDipper on Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:33 pm

pilotram wrote:...... and there was a skit that was under the St. Johns bridge.
Did you notice the unbelievable pregame party going on at the condo under the bridge? OUTRAGEOUS!!! Razz

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Post by ShipstadPilot11 on Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:49 pm

pilotram wrote:So on the latest one, they had a girl wearing a PSU shirt. Hope to see some UP love on there someday! The bike movers skit was filmed quite obviously on Willamette, and there was a skit that was under the St. Johns bridge. I feel like we're getting there....
The bike movers skit was filmed at/in my house!!!!!!

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Re: Is anybody watching the Portlandia series?

Post by pilotram on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:04 am

Niiice! I hope that wasn't your lamp that shattered on the street.

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Re: Is anybody watching the Portlandia series?

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:35 am

I'm going to stop telling people I lived in Portland because as soon as they hear it they all ask: "so you know the show Portlandia.... is that really true?"

Silly New Englanders....

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Post by ShipstadPilot11 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:41 am

pilotram wrote:Niiice! I hope that wasn't your lamp that shattered on the street.
No they were actually very respectful - took pictures of everything so they could put our house back together when they were done and brought their own **** to break.

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Re: Is anybody watching the Portlandia series?

Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:52 am

DaTruRochin wrote:I'm going to stop telling people I lived in Portland because as soon as they hear it they all ask: "so you know the show Portlandia.... is that really true?"

Silly New Englanders....
When my wife and I watch the episodes, we often say, "That is SO Portland!" Razz (We live in the Couv).

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Re: Is anybody watching the Portlandia series?

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:07 am

There was a recent episode where two people in cars arrive at an intersection and fight over who is going to let the other go first.

My wife once had somebody back up and park rather than go before my wife did.

My wife was at a stop sign....

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Re: Is anybody watching the Portlandia series?

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:01 pm

I generally respond with: "sure it is like that, but unlike the show people in Portland actually make me laugh."

Total burn.

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Re: Is anybody watching the Portlandia series?

Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:22 pm

So, a bit of a sporting theme tonight with LaMarcus Aldridge, getting “geared-up” to bicycle in Forest Park, and cheering at a Timbers Game.

The funniest and truest skit of all - teaching Portland to recycle using 20 different colored bins. Very Happy

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Re: Is anybody watching the Portlandia series?

Post by DoubleDipper on Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:20 pm

Season finale Friday had our Portland couple deciding to give up the mandolin concert for marionberry pancakes – good choice, and a good ending to the series' second season.

Loved it when they had to go “south of Burnside.”


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