Portlandia: Season 1 (2011)



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Air date: Jan 21, 2011
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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.

Critic Reviews for Portlandia Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (8)

Hilarious send-up of Portland, but Corvallis, Salem and Eugene may well see themselves in this rip as well.

Jan 19, 2011 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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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.

Jan 21, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Portlandia is further proof not everyone deserves a sketch comedy showcase.

Jan 19, 2011 | Full Review…
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It has its moments, and the good news is that no Portlanders were harmed during the making of Portlandia.

Jan 21, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 20, 2011 | Full Review…

Portlandia is not to everyone's taste, but it's an eccentric, surprising little microbrew of a show.

Jan 21, 2011 | Full Review…

Unlike so many SNL creations, the performers don't get up in your face and demand to be laughed at.

Jan 20, 2011 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 21, 2011 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 2, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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