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5 Reasons You Need to Watch the New Comedy Crib Series Boxed In

Watch every episode of Boxed In right now on IFC.com and on the IFC app.

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Filmmaker/comedian Amy York Rubin‘s new comedy series Boxed In is a dark, satirical take on her life as a “gay-ish” woman in Los Angeles. Funny, natural, and relatable beyond the twenty-to-thirtysomething set, the series hits just the right tone, making it a must-watch for those who like their comedy cringe-y and real.

Here are 5 reasons you should check out Boxed In, every episode of which is available to watch right now on IFC.com and on the IFC app.

1. Amy York Rubin is a rising star.

An alum of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Amy deftly walks the fine comedic line of being both engaging and compelling yet subtle and understated, resulting in a very funny and believable performance. And considering she’s simultaneously playing the role of writer and director, the series is an impressive achievement.


2. It’s the spiritual successor to Amy’s acclaimed series Little Horribles.

Following in the footsteps of Little Horribles — chosen as one of the top ten best Web series of 2013 by VarietyBoxed In has the same darkly funny tone as its predecessor. The stories are relatable, the performances are natural, and Amy frames each vignette perfectly.


3. Fans of Broad City, Girls and Difficult People will find a lot to like.

Boxed In‘s nuanced depiction of the minefield of modern dating puts it in good company. Like Broad City, characters and scenarios are heightened to hilarious degrees without losing sincerity. Fans of shows like Girls, Master of None and Love will relate to Amy’s dating foibles and the self-involved LA creative types she encounters. And like Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner’s fantastic Hulu series Difficult People, Amy can make objectionable personalities fun and watchable.


4. It’s highly quotable.

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Amy’s writing shines in the series, with tons of perfect one-liners and GIF-able moments.


5. The cast isn’t afraid to break into song.

Boxed In Might Be Gay

The “Fame” episode offers a sharp take on the media’s obsession with celebrity sexuality and its impact on the LGBTQ community. And they do it through an extremely catchy song. Check it out below.

Click here to watch every episode of Boxed In. To read Amy York Rubin’s thoughts on the series, click here.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…