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Hilarious send-up of Portland, but Corvallis, Salem and Eugene may well see themselves in this rip as well.
Portlandia is an interesting show to pay attention to, if only for the conversations it can spark.
I think the show was struggling to find its footing here with a few excellent moments in otherwise slow-to-start sketches.
Portlandia is further proof not everyone deserves a sketch comedy showcase.
It has its moments, and the good news is that no Portlanders were harmed during the making of Portlandia.
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.
Portlandia is not to everyone's taste, but it's an eccentric, surprising little microbrew of a show.
Unlike so many SNL creations, the performers don't get up in your face and demand to be laughed at.
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.
Audience Reviews for Portlandia: Season 1
Mar 21, 2020One of the most steadily entertaining looks at hipster culture, if not particularly scathing or deep. A great cast of rotating guest stars keeps the skits fresh, but it's Armistead's and Brownstein's delivery that you can count on for consistency.
Jan 04, 2017It's whimsical. It's absurd. Even spot-on, in its caricatures of modern Portland inhabitants -- hippies, hipsters, and beyond. All that this show needs is a full-fledged joke.
Nov 25, 2016Original and hilariously funny.
Aug 24, 2016Portlandia is an amazing show with clever humor and funny Portland stereotypes. Pros. Random but clever humor with good jokes and Portland stereotypes. Also people from Portland don't take it to personally please. Cons Humor sometimes gets so random it's not funny.
Jun 14, 2016Yet another "comedy" series that takes a handful of great talent and produces outright drivel. I for one will be delighted when this epidemic of stupidity/absurdity as comedy has run its course...
Dec 16, 2015Although it might not be as consistently funny as one might hope, "Portlandia" shines due to the creativity of its skits and the likability of its two stars.
Jan 09, 2015A biting (but loving) satire of Portland weirdness that rightly became an instant classic.
Apr 10, 2014Funny and quirky, two things I really like about a show