Friday, January 14, 2011

What's New in Pop Culture: Stuff I Watched on Hulu Today Edition

Let's discuss Michel Gondry's career trajectory for a moment. He directed a bunch of stuff I know nothing about along with some cool music videos. Decent start. Then a little movie called Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind happened. Awesome. Some other stuff, including Be Kind Rewind (sweet movie) and an episode of Flight of the Conchords (seriously? I was unaware. I'll have to rewatch that episode. Sweet show). Then he chooses to direct the new Green Hornet movie with Seth Rogan. I will never understand why. Which takes us up to Thursday night, when he directed an episode of Jimmy Kimmel that was kind of great (except the heinous band). You should watch it.

Also, the IFC will be airing this:

A six-part comedy series with Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney and Fred Armisen of always being awesome. Except that Obama impression. Please stop that. Anyway, Portlandia is also available on Hulu.

I was particularly fond of the hide-and-seek sketch. In case you didn't catch it by the title, the series fondly mocks Portland culture. I may not live there, but I'm within half a day's drive away, and the town where I live seems to share a lot of similarities with the affectionately artsy, unambitious city they inhabit.

1 comment:

  1. "Portland is a city where young people go to retire" AWESOME. I used to have such a girl crush on Carrie. I lived in Portland for six years, see, and had to move away because I didn't think I would ever DO anything there...ah. I miss it...