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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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In early 2012, the premiere of season two was kicked off with a series of live stage shows called Portlandia: The Tour. Stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein appeared at concert venues in major US cities where they performed sketches, played songs and showcased clips from the upcoming episodes. The cities on the tour included San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Seattle and, of course, Portland. 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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Feel It All Around
by Washed Out
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Portlandia defines a generation. Let me rephrase.
13 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Portlandia is a sketch comedy show that contains two main characters played by Fred Armisen of SNL fame and Carrie Brownstein of popular band Sleater Kinney. These two come up with rad skits in which they play Hippy Vegans, Cult members, Cos Play characters, and Yuppies just to name a few. Every episode contains famous actors, which add to the fun!!

Port goes stageless! SNL, and Kids in The Hall take place on stages or sets. Port does not. This gives it a more authentic reality show feel which makes it more accessible and less artificial.

This show makes me feel like I know these people or grew up with them. They make fun of things me and my friends make fun of. Everyday young adults, who understand punk, politics, indie rock, college life, and getting over all of that will relate.

Portlandia is a 9 1/2 star show yet it's not over the top. It's not pretentious. This is why Port is for now. This generation. It's almost like a consistently funny SNL. An SNL that doesn't make fun of pop culture but rather everyday life. Therefore it's easy to laugh at again and again.

Though it's great Port lacks just little in two areas rewatchability and characters. If they could just some more stable characters and focus a little bit more on consistent relationships (non sketch stuff) to give the audience something to look forward to than maybe next season it will be a 10.


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