It's good to see the adroit Portlandia see a second season. Every now and then a friend of mine gleefully announces she's seen Fred and Carrie shooting around the city.
Perhaps even more exciting is seeing citizens take self-deprecation into their own hands.
"Dream of the Suburbs - Vancouveria" (above) is making the rounds. It's a sharply produced three-minute playful jab at Vancouver, including a slam on the CRC highway mega-project and a woman who struggles to stop smiling as she dances in the background.
Salemia, which has less production value but remains impressive, has two full episodes. They tackle the Salem/Keizer conflict, big box protests where two women protest Trader Joe's with Patrick Swayze signs - "those greedy corporate greedy corporate ..." and, my favorite, a fabulous break up with a sister city in Africa.