Hipsters on TV…Portlandia!

I just got done watching the first season of the awesome hipster TV show Portlandia. It is now streaming instantly on Netflix. The second season just got stared on the Independent Film Channel if you have cable.

The show feels a lot like watching Saturday Night Live sketches (which is a good thing) maybe due to Fred Armisen being a current SNL cast member and the show is produced by SNL creator Lorne Michaels.

The other co-star of the show is Carrie Brownstein best known for being the guitarist for the  Portland, Oregon based band Sleater-Kinney as well as being a writer and actress. She is hilarious.

Here’s a bit from the Wikipedia page:

Guest stars include Selma Blair, Steve Buscemi, Aimee Mann, Sarah McLachlan, Heather Graham, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Sudeikis, Gus Van Sant, and Kyle MacLachlan, as the mayor of Portland. Two episodes also feature real Portland mayor Sam Adams as an assistant to MacLachlan’s fictional mayor. Another episode including a music festival similar to Portland’s MusicfestNW featured a rock band played by Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, James Mercer of The Shins, and Brownstein’s former Sleater-Kinney bandmate Corin Tucker, as well as an indie guitarist played by Decemberist Jenny Conlee.

You don’t get much more hip than that.

Portlandia on TV.com


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