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Portlandia

Season 1
(DVD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Portlandia
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Contains a series of hilarious character-based shorts all of which take place in 'Portlandia,' where '90s culture reigns supreme and political correctness is all the rage.
Title: Portlandia
Season 1
[videorecording]
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Video Services Corp. : Distributed by Broadway Video Enterprises, c2011
Notes: Special features: blooper reel; extended scenes; deleted scenes; season two preview; Fred Armisen speaks to OES graduates; Thunderant videos; Fred, Carrie and Jonathan Krisel commentary over all six episodes
Originally broadcast on IFC in 2011
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Contents: Farm
A song for Portland
Aimee
Mayor is missing
Blunderbuss
Baseball
Summary: Contains a series of hilarious character-based shorts all of which take place in 'Portlandia,' where '90s culture reigns supreme and political correctness is all the rage.
Audience: Rated Not rated
Local Note: 05/12 br
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.45 POR
Statement of Responsibility: IFC ; created and written by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and Jonathan Krisel ; producers, David Cress ... [et al.] ; directed by Jonathan Krisel
Current Frequency: v
Organization of Materials: d
Credits: Executive producer, Lorne Michaels.
Performers: Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Kyle McLachlan.
System Details: DVD; Region 0, NTSC
Subject Headings: Portland (Or.) Drama Nineteen nineties Drama Popular culture United States Humor Drama
Genre/Form: Television series
Sketch comedy television programs
Topical Term: Nineteen nineties
Popular culture
Publisher No: BRO1837
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Jun 17, 2014
  • Stratified_nomad rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Inconsistent, but often funny and clever. Those unfamiliar with Portland probably won't understand much of it.

I couldn't get this to work on my dvd. I so wanted to check it out and see if Portland was anything like Seattle's trailer trash grunge liberal population. Cos' let me tell you, there is nothing scarier than a corrupt grunge liberal - and Seattle's full of them - in the police department, the city council, and just about everywhere you look where there are people in power. Don't trust the city ranking polls or publications (like Rand McNally or those other annoying pubs). Yes, there is a lot of natural beauty here. But a group of corrupt liberals, with their own agendas, can negate the beauty. Nothing really funny about it if you live here.

Sad they don't have captions.

However, pretty funny show based on Portland. I have lived here my whole life and I don't find it offensive at all. Just good natured humor. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are hilarious in the 'Women and Women First' bookstore, filmed at the feminist bookstore 'In Other Words'.

I laughed so hard when Carrie's character said "Do I look like I work for tips?" would reccomend this if you want a good laugh.

Aug 12, 2013
  • librarynotwilsonville rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Not captioned. Useless for hearing impaired viewers.

Apr 07, 2013
  • librarydvds rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Tired of it after 2 episodes and watched 3 more hoping it would grab me--it didn't. The rare funny moments were/are lost in a sea of overdone, forgetful silliness. It's a shame because I feel the actors are truly talented-especially Fred Armisen.

Sep 27, 2012
  • sawblog rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Droll Pacific Northwest PC/Scene commentary, but very few out loud laughs.

Aug 28, 2012
  • lasertravis rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A few laugh out loud sketches. More funny than I thought it would be. Moved along pretty quickly, so not so funny sketches were in the rearview relatively quickly. Worth checking out if you like sketch comedy.

May 30, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Although I personally didn't enjoy it, I can understand its appeal for other audiences. It's a mix of what would be 30 Rock jokes if this were the nineties in the SNL skits-and-variety style format. Not for me, but not a disaster either.

Jan 06, 2012
  • RipHunter rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

After hearing and reading positive things about this show, I decided to give it a shot. I truly wish I did not. This show is just dreadful. I get what they are going for in making fun of hipsters and the like but it is just not funny and if a comedy show is not funny then it is just pointless. The only mildly redeeming part of the show is the guest actors but even those are rarely worth a chuckle and lackluster at best.

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