Welcome to Erk Pod episode 470. On this episode, Erk is re-discovering Portland. As it turns out, Erk’s hotel has a bus stop at the front door downtown as well as a stop on the Portland Streetcar within sight of Erk’s hotel. […]
Welcome to episode 18 of Erk To The Diary Room. On this episode, Erk takes a look at life in suburbia according to TV featuring two very different examples.
Opening the episode with Portlandia, Erk relates how he thinks that Portlandia falls into the “Funny because it’s true” category. Erk has been to Portland OR where the series is based & found that because he can identify with the people and places, he can relate to the show more than someone who has no idea about anything PDX.
Looking closer to home, Erk then talks about Housos. There’s a line of progression from pizza delivery (Pizza), couriering (Swift & Shift Couriers) and suburban living (Housos) in Sydney. Many of the cast appear on all three programs which usually feature a lot of strong language, unrealistic scenes and some low brow humour. All 3 shows do have their moments of laugh out loud humour, though. There are some B & C grade celebrities familiar to Australian viewers that might not translate well for American viewers.