Portlandia

Portlandia

Season Three

DVD - 2013
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Includes the winter special and all 10 season three episodes.
A hit sketch comedy series that is driven by hilarious character-based shorts, all of which take place in 'Portlandia,' the creators' dreamy and absurd rendering of Portland, Oregon, where '90s culture reigns supreme and political correctness is all the rage.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Video Services Corp. : distributed by Broadway Video Enterprises, ©2013
Branch Call Number: POR
Characteristics: 2 DVDs (242 minutes)

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mplsrulz
Sep 22, 2015

SUPER-LOVE!!!

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melek
Sep 20, 2015

Just when you didn't think Portlandia could get any better, along comes season 3. A total arc of off-the-wall humor and satire. LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!!

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kalua1969
Nov 17, 2014

As several other reviewers have stated... yes, Season 3 of Portlandia doesn't seem to compare to Season's 1 and 2 in terms of humor. Some sketches were just downright confusing, and possibly a bit boring in repetition (e.g. - the "Portland Milk Advisory Board" sketches).
Nevertheless, a few sketches absolutely hit their mark with the expected humor of Fred and Carrie.

All the recurring characters are there, including a few new ones sprinkled throughout the various episodes, as well as great guests, including Bill Hader as the overly-quirky Birdman in the "Blackout" episode. And though I've heard that Season 4 isn't too great, I'll still look forward to watching it for what it is.

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whyisitso
Sep 23, 2014

Portlandia Season 3 may not be as good as the first two seasons, but I still found ample opportunities for laughs. Bill Hader's "Birdman" character was hilarious, as were the other guest star characters.

While others may think Portlandia is going downhill, I think it is finding its stride. One of the best sketch comedy shows in recent years.

Make sure you watch the "Portland Tours" special features, hosted by comedian Kumail Nanjiani.

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smichal
Apr 29, 2014

It might be funny to watch a good 1 minute long clip on youtube.. but sitting through 22 minutes is unbearable. I was fast forwarding and couldn't finish disc 1. I hate the Women & Women First bookstore skit and some others.

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pigweed
Apr 18, 2014

There is so much more to the Portland area than the limited view of Portlandia.

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JeanieG
Dec 02, 2013

The is not much to laugh at in Season 3 of Portlandia. It seems Carrie and Fred have lost their way. Some of the sketches are just dumb. There were only a couple that were funny. Most were duds. Don't think it will go much longer . . . that said I do love the looks they come up with for their characters.

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