Friday, January 21, 2011

Portlandia Coming to Cable is the Next Best Thing to Being There

IFC will premiere the new cable show Portlandia tonight. On Comcast, that will be channel 798 in HD. Based on the trailers, they seem to have captured what it means to live in Portland, Oregon.

When I visit Portland, it doesn't remind me so much of the 1990s as the 1960s. Maybe that's because I lived there as a kid in the 1960s.

But I don't believe they read either the Harvard Lampoon or the Boston Globe in Portland.

The lead in for Portlandia at 10:30pm is the new Onion Network News show at 10pm. Their tagline is "News without Mercy." This may be my new Friday night.

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