Portlandia

Portlandia

Season One

DVD - 2011
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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.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Video Services Corp. : Distributed by Broadway Video Enterprises, ©2011
Branch Call Number: POR
Characteristics: 1 DVD (135 min.)

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pattyskypants
Aug 11, 2018

Not hilarious, just disturbing.

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reginator_22
Jan 31, 2018

Couldn't get into this show :(

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isaachar
Dec 20, 2017

Portlandia is a regional sketch comedy that highlights exaggerations of Portland, Oregon culture. People who aren't familiar with the town might not get the humor, and the while the show isn't that old, jokes from earlier seasons might seem dated as the area has rapidly changed. The changes are primarily due to skyrocketing housing costs and a massive population increase.

One of my best friends who lived in southeast Portland used to joke that Portlandia the show ruined Portland the town. If you're a fan of the show, you'll recognize the "Dream of the 90's is still alive in Portland" song. Some might argue that was true until the town gained nationwide attention, somewhat unfairly attributed to this show, for being an affordable, artsy metropolis where you could mostly get around without need of a car. The city is changing, but the show is still funny.

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Spirit_of_Che
May 08, 2017

What drivel.

Never heard of this before, watched a few minutes of it, that was enough for me. Might be someone's cup of tea certainly isn't mine.

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BridgettM
Apr 24, 2017

I gave up on Portlandia long ago, but I still like the first two seasons. I think I initially gave up on it (or should have) during season 3. Every once in a while, I'll try watching a more recent episode and decide all over again that I just don't find it consistently funny anymore. Seasons 1 and 2 may also be streamed through the OverDrive online resource available through Hennepin County Library.

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mplsrulz
Sep 22, 2015

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!

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glicaangeljasper
Jun 17, 2015

For the most part, l love this series. So far, Season 4 is my favorite . Haven't watched Season 5 yet but looking fwd. to it. I love that Carrie and Fred can play so many different roles. HIghly recommended.

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SmartAssAWhip
Mar 10, 2015

Ok, I get it, Millenials and the like are concerned(as am I) about things like "Fair-Trade" and "organic", etc. THOSE are merely observations, but not actually funny or clever. I'm just picturing these writers at their table reads, howling at their own comedic "brilliance".

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shell_777
Apr 14, 2014

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.

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cvandrh2o
Nov 11, 2013

Disappointed... This was clearly overhyped

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Sexual Content: Sexual jokes

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Various Characters: Uh, how's that milkshake coming, friend? Not too cold on that, right?

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