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Portlandia: Season 1 (2011)

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Air date: Jan 21, 2011
Air date: Jan 28, 2011
Air date: Feb 4, 2011
Air date: Feb 11, 2011
Air date: Feb 18, 2011
Air date: Feb 25, 2011

Tv Season Info

Season 1 of the comedy series finds co-creators and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein lampooning the culture of the Pacific Northwest city in a series of sketches that include guest appearances by Steve Buscemi , Kyle MacLachlan , Aimee Mann, Aubrey Plaza , and Jason Sudeikis .

Genre: Comedy
Network: IFC
Premiere Date: Jan 21, 2011
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Cast

Fred Armisen
as Fred/Jason/Peter/Bry...
Carrie Brownstein
as Carrie/Donnie/Nance/...
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Critic Reviews for Portlandia: Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (8)

The brilliance of Portlandia, and part of what I imagine will be its staying power, is that the jokes work both as insider cultural reference and rank absurdism.

Full Review… | March 2, 2011
Slant Magazine

A more ambitious extension of the occasional videos that Armisen and Portland resident Brownstein have posted online over the past few years under the name ThunderAnt.

Full Review… | January 21, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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Portlandia is not to everyone's taste, but it's an eccentric, surprising little microbrew of a show.

Full Review… | January 21, 2011
TIME Magazine
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I think the show was struggling to find its footing here with a few excellent moments in otherwise slow-to-start sketches.

Full Review… | January 21, 2011
AV Club
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It has its moments, and the good news is that no Portlanders were harmed during the making of Portlandia.

Full Review… | January 21, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
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Often Ms. Brownstein, wide-eyed and sincere, gets the best of Mr. Armisen, who's been exaggerating characters for so long on Saturday Night Live that it's tough for him to capture the understatement of these caricatures.

Full Review… | January 20, 2011
New York Times
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