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Portlandia: Season 5 (2015)




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Season 5 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 featuring their eclectic collection of colorful locals. Among the highlights: a flashback to 1991 details a past episode in the life of Toni and Candace; Doug considers the fact that he may be a male feminist; Sandra gives Rideshare a shot; Spyke gets caught with unlicensed "The Simpsons" merchandise; and in the season finale, police round up unusual suspects after a taxidermy establishment is burned down. Among the celebrity guest stars are Matt Groening, Steve Buscemi, Anna Gunn, Paul Simon, Paul Reubens, Olivia Wilde and Oscar the Grouch.


Fred Armisen
as Fred/Jason/Peter/Bryce/Fixed Gear Guy/Dave/Candice/Nina
Carrie Brownstein
as Carrie/Donnie/Nance/Lisa/Toni/Kathy/Lance
Chloë Sevigny
as Alexandra
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Critic Reviews for Portlandia: Season 5

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Portlandia is one of television's most underrated shows because the jokes and set pieces can be so bizarre that the dialogue almost becomes another language, like the script was sent from another planet.

February 13, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The show has delved deeper into its rich stock of characters, mostly played by Armisen and Brownstein.

March 12, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Portlandia took us by surprise with this episode-in a good way-by shaking up the formula. Hopefully, this great first episode bodes well for the rest of Season Five.

January 9, 2015 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

The humor is broader and funnier in this half-hour that also delivers some surprising plot twists while acknowledging their "logic problems."

January 8, 2015 | Full Review…

Given the strength of the pairings they've set up over the last few years, there's enough material to power a season that may live up to its loftiest reputation.

January 9, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Writers Armisen, Brownstein, Krisel, Karey Dornetto and Graham Wagner have taken the single-subject approach and made two episodes that are consistently clever, involving and funny.

January 5, 2015 | Full Review…

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