Saturday, February 19, 2011

Portlandia Episode Five

Hotels, Film and Music Festivals were the main targets of the show this week. There's only one clip from this episode I've seen around the internet this week, but it features local musicians Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), James Mercer (The Shins) and Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney). And the Deuce obviously has to be something like the Ace Hotels



My favorite sketch was actually the very first one of the episode, unfortunately not available anywhere, involving a fight for poster space on a telephone pole. The Blunderbuss Music festival vs. a lost kitty! Yes, finally a sketch with a cat. When we first moved out to Seattle, I remember hearing something about older residents of the Capitol Hill Neighborhood tearing down concert posters because they considered them unsightly. So it seems pretty likely to me. 

Only one more episode (which is going to be about baseball...hmm) but there was news this week that it will be renewed for season 2! Apparently they announced the renewal on Valentine's Day, which, as it happens was also the 152nd anniversary of Portland's statehood. And here's hoping next season they make full episodes available on Hulu or somewhere similar.

2 comments:

Claire said...

love this show! we watch it on demand.

Emma K. Nolan said...

Yeah, I guess comcast has been good about that. My parents in Chicago can't get it though, they have something else! :(