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Portlandia 

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A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon.
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Fred Armisen ...  Various Characters / ... 79 episodes, 2011-2018
Carrie Brownstein ...  Various Characters / ... 79 episodes, 2011-2018
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A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

11 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Портландия See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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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Referenced in Galavant: Love and Death (2016) See more »

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Feel It All Around
by Washed Out
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Boring, corny and unfunny, disguised as indie/hipster fare.
14 February 2011 | by flapdoodle64See all my reviews

The creators of this show made some accurate and pithy observations regarding the culture of Portland, Oregon, capturing our local native vibe that is sometimes quirky and sincere, sometimes obsessive, and sometimes down right passive-aggressive. As a 13-year resident of Portland, I appreciate this, as I appreciate location shots and the cameo appearance of our beleaguered Mayor Sam Adams.

Nonetheless, a lot of the sketches on this show simply lack humor. There seems to be a lot of padding, a lot of sketches where there is no real joke, and a lot of unfunny characters who show up every episode, such as the couple played by our actors doing the cross-dressing thing.

You can certainly use Portland as a springboard for humor, god knows I have been making fun of this city (which I love) for years...but at the end of the day, you also need some more actual jokes, and you need a bit of substance. Instead, you have one or two segments of this show being amusing, with the rest of it falling flat like Saturday Night Live after Tina Fey left.

In short, the writers either have almost no actual material, or are just lazy.


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