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Portlandia: Season 1 (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.


Fred Armisen
as Fred/Jason/Peter/Bryce/Fixed Gear Guy/Dave/Candice/Nina
Carrie Brownstein
as Carrie/Donnie/Nance/Lisa/Toni/Kathy/Lance
Nick Kroll
as Daniel Prison
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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.

January 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.

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

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

January 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.

January 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.

January 20, 2011 | Full Review…

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

January 21, 2011 | Full Review…

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