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“Portlandia” – “Little Britain” for Americans

Since Time Warner switched our cable channels, I got to DVR PORTLANDIA, Fred Armison’s show on IFC. It’s kind of a riot. As a sketch comedy, it’s most closely related to Matt Lucas and David Walliams’ LITTLE BRITAIN, but without … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For Television Premieres #tv

Yet another television show has been cancelled after just two episodes aired; FOX’s LONE STAR, about a con man leading two separate lives, just got the axe and is one of the first casualties of the season. While I can’t comment on the quality of this particular show (I’ve been travelling for both of the weeks it was on the air), I’m yet again struck by the absurdity of the notion that a show can prove its performance in the space of 90 minutes or so of storytelling time. Continue reading

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