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CARRIE BROWNSTEIN KEEPS IT UNCOMFORTABLE IN SEASON TWO OF “PORTLANDIA” [Co.CREATE]

Despite adoration from both crowds and critics, Carrie Brownstein resists the urge to get too comfortable with her success, and instead hopes to build upon it. “The notion that you’ve arrived, I think, is–first of all, it’s probably false–but it’s also a bad place to make any kind of art,” she says. “To have a sense of yourself as an impostor or an outsider kind of pushes you to not settle for something.”

Great feature article for any Portlandia or Carrie Brownstein fans…

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Although I don’t have cable anymore, I do a pretty good job of keeping up with the TV that matters most to me. Aside from the occasional Top Chef episode that my roommates watch, I generally keep up with three or four TV shows, all of which I can watch online. One of the newer ones to enter my repertoire is Portlandia, the new comedy on IFC featuring Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen. So far the episodes have a sense of quirk and utter childishness that’s really appealing to me in a show just introduced. In today’s landscape you’ve got to swing for the fences a bit if you want to get noticed, and this show nails it for me. You can watch a bunch of free clips over at Hulu and at IFC.com.

Two of the ones that struck home most for me thus far are the “Have You Read” video…

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