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Portlandia: Season 4 (2014)

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Season 4 of the comedy series finds co-creators and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein continuing to lampoon the culture of the Pacific Northwest city in a series of sketches. Among the highlights: A celery salesman cooks up a plan to increase the food's popularity; ecoterrorists get in the face of a makeup company that uses animals to test products; and Malcolm and Kris tailgate at a live "Prairie Home Companion" show. Other standout sketches featured Peter reuniting with his old band and his former wife, their lead singer; and Toni and Candace kicking it into high gear and stepping up their game when they take over the Portland Trail Blazers dance team. Star cameos this season featured Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Goldblum, Maya Rudolph, Gus Van Sant, Paul Allen and k.d. lang.

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Critic Reviews for Portlandia: Season 4

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

When the sketches hit their marks, the results aren't just comedy, but pretty good social commentary, too.

March 3, 2014 | Rating: 7.7/10 | Full Review…

If there's anything quantifiably different about this season, it's the confidence of Armisen and Brownstein, now assured that there's mileage in their concept and an audience for it.

February 27, 2014 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

I've always appreciated the way the show doesn't so much skewer modern society as poke at it from odd angles.

March 3, 2014 | Full Review…

Armisen and Brownstein's ambition is on display in a fourth season that enriches the show's world by allowing the supporting characters to carry more of the show than before.

February 27, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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For a much richer comedy, hop over to Portlandia..

February 26, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

In its fourth season, Portlandia's peculiar self-awareness continues to be its greatest strength.

February 23, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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