Portlandia: Season 2 (2012)

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Season 2
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User Ratings: 70

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Episodes

Air date: Jan 6, 2012

In the Season 2 opener, Carrie and Fred discover the world of mixology on a quest away from the city.

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Air date: Jan 13, 2012

Doug and Claire become a bit obsessed with "Battlestar Galactica" and it begins to take over their lives.

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Air date: Jan 20, 2012

Irys and Spyke plan an unconventional wedding; Candace and Toni hold an in-store book signing.

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Air date: Jan 27, 2012

Michelle and Brendan pull out all the stops to see that their son gains admittance to a prestigious preschool.

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Air date: Feb 3, 2012

At the request of the mayor, Carrie and Fred do a redesign of the Portland police force.

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Air date: Feb 10, 2012

A Portland band decide they need a gimmick, so they enlist a new member and pick up an over-the-top groupie.

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Air date: Feb 17, 2012

A visiting motorcyclist gets Peter and Nance all revved up but leaves them feeling old and unattractive, so they decide to do something about it.

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Air date: Feb 24, 2012

A surprise guest turns up at the anniversary party for Toni and Candace.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2012

Carrie and Fred try to get the mayor to ban the Olympics.

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Air date: Mar 9, 2012

People flock to Portland's hottest brunch spot, but some are not happy about the wait to get in.

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Tv Season Info

The second season 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 Andy Samberg, Kyle MacLachlan, Jack McBrayer, Ed Begley Jr., and Tim Robbins.

Critic Reviews for Portlandia Season 2

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

Portlandia can be howlingly funny when it hits its targets head-on and adds an element of surprise.

Jan 6, 2012 | Full Review…

It's a pleasant surprise that a show as seemingly twee and niche as Portlandia could become IFC's highest rated program.

Jan 6, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The show seems markedly improved from its earlier efforts and somehow more confident in its writing and sense of nuance. It's also funnier.

Jan 5, 2012 | Full Review…

Portlandia has matured into a comedic concoction that is consistently pleasing.

Jan 6, 2012 | Full Review…

Portlandia has become the Sleater-Kinney of comedy.

Jan 5, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Before expanding on the surprisingly awesome, albeit few, special features, it's worth noting some of the excellent individual sketches and awesome guest spots littered throughout Portlandia Season 2.

Feb 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

And so ends what I consider an overall much-improved Season 2. I have a feeling it won't be long until we hear that IFC has plans for Season 3.

Mar 10, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Portlandia: Season 2

  • Jan 09, 2015
    No sophomore curse for "Portlandia": It's still laugh-out-loud funny, and watching Fred and Carrie play off each other is becoming more and more pleasurable as Brownstein's improv skills improve.

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