New York may be the city that never sleeps, but Boston is the city that always daydrinks. So why are they kicking our ass in pop culture?
Sam: When we had the show on IFC – they were like, “We’re IFC. We’re uncensored, so you can do anything.” And we were like, “You can do annnything?…” So as a response, we tried to everything with the sketches. And eventually they were like, “Well…maybe not anything.” Continue reading
2011 had a lot of solid new shows (and plenty of duds), but the show that caught my heart most this year was IFC’s Portlandia. Portland, Oregon is home to an eclectic population which the show skewers lovingly with hilarious character-based sketches. The show is the brainchild Saturday Night Live’s Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinney guitarist/singer Carrie Brown, who also get a lot of their famous friends to guest star. I’m partial to seeing Kyle MacLachlan (famously of Twin Peaks, infamously of Showgirls) as Portland’s loving, reggae bass playing, bicycle-riding mayor. Continue reading