Portlandia (2011– )

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A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon.

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A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon.

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The recurring role of the Mayor of Portland is played by actor Kyle MacLachlan, while the role of the mayor's assistant is played by Portland's actual mayor, Sam Adams. See more »

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Various Characters: Uh, how's that milkshake coming, friend? Not too cold on that, right?
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Complete waste of time
23 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love dry, low key, intelligent humor. And this show advertises that this is what it delivers. Trouble is, this simply is a poorly thought out sketch comedy show that only pretends to deliver these things. It's not creative. It's not witty. It's simply a show that preys on stereotypes and relies on the counter-culture visibility of hippie and hipster culture to attempt to evoke a coolness factor that just falls flat in this show. And while Fred Armison is extremely talented, and I occasionally chuckled at his straight-faced deliver of some absurd line or facial emotion, it doesn't come close to making up for the boredom.

The best way I can describe this show is to ask you to picture Saturday Night Live. On most SNL episodes, there are about 3 sketches that kill, 4 that bore you, and 2 that make you want to gouge your eyes out. Portlandia falls between categories 2 and 3.

Now I will give the show props for being original. It's charting a course I haven't seen before. That alone is hard to do in today's cookie-cutter Ratings-driven Hollywood culture. And as far as cameos go, few shows beat it. There is a revolving door of A and B listers that show up which at times makes the show bearable.

But do yourself a favor and just pass. Unless, of course, you are trying to repent for something.


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