Thereâ€™s a new YouTube video out that gives Milwaukee a "Portlandia"-type introduction. Itâ€™s pretty cool, so I thought Iâ€™d share.
Iâ€™ve only seen a few episodes of the Peabody Awardâ€“winning series thatâ€™s set and filmed in Portland, Oregon. It stars "Saturday Night Live" cast member Fred Armisen and lead guitarist/singer for Wild Flag, Carrie Brownstein. And, itâ€™s pretty funny, off beat and acts as a nice travel blog-type vehicle for a city thatâ€™s already quite buzz worthy.
"Portlandiaâ€™s" intro segment is quirky and gritty in a good way that makes you want to learn more about the Portland area. Â The Milwaukee version is similar, if not longer, and features mainly shots of Downtown, the Historic Third Ward and Milwaukee's East Side. Â
I really like the trend in recent years that positions cities via TV shows. Travel and food shows do this very well. Milwaukee, of course, has its version of a "come to our city" show in "Made in Milwaukee" on the DIY Network. Itâ€™s great, by the way.
Anyway, enjoy these "Portlandia" intros. The real one and Christopher Riceâ€™s Milwaukee remake.
I vote for TOWNSFOLKE.
Don't forget TOWNSFOLKE.
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