Portlandia

 January 4, 2013

Portlandia returns for its third season on Jan. 4, with back-to-back episodes kicking off another round of attempting to find something still worthy of satirizing about Northwestern hipsters. This, after already cycling through mixologists, handlebar mustaches, microbrewing, pickling, dumpster diving, artisinal meats, boutique hotels, feminist bookstores, putting birds on everything, and, uh, cycling. We suppose there's still well-digging parties, making your own coffin, and craft medicines—or, as this preview reveals, it looks like they also haven't gotten around to meditation, until now.

Some more things will also be crossed off the antique letterpress list with the Dec. 14 premiere of Winter In Portlandia, which takes audiences through the far less brunch-friendly portion of Portland's year for the first time, catching up with its characters as they struggle with winter weight gain, keeping their food carts open in the cold, and building their indoor recording studios. Then maybe they'll finally get around to making their own coffins, like all the cool people have been doing for, like, ever now.