Portlandia 4 Seasons 2013

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Season 3
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The Rats decide to move out of their newly gentrified neighborhood. First-time parents read various child-rearing books.

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24 minutes
Original air date:
February 22, 2013

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Season 3
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    1. Winter in Portlandia It's wintertime in Portlandia. Peter and Nance struggle to keep off winter weight by cutting pasta from their diets.

    TV-14 23min December 14, 2012
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    2. Take Back MTV Spyke and Iris join forces with a gang of former MTV stars to take back MTV from the Tweens.

    TV-14 23min January 4, 2013
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    3. Missionaries The Mayor sends Fred and Carrie on a door-to-door mission to Seattle to recruit new citizens for Portland.

    TV-14 23min January 4, 2013
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    4. Nina's Birthday Nina goes to great lengths to throw an extravagant 32nd birthday party for herself.

    TV-14 23min January 11, 2013
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    5. Squiggleman Concerned parents Brendan and Michelle start a band that makes kids music.

    TV-14 24min January 18, 2013
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    6. Off the Grid Following an environmental scandal, The Mayor steps down from office and moves off the grid.

    TV-14 24min January 25, 2013
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    7. The Temp A temp worker hopes to turn her gig as Interim Mayor of Portland into a full-time job with Fred and Carrie's help. A wedding is interrupted.

    TV-14 24min February 1, 2013
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    8. Soft Opening Peter and Nance practice hosting friends at the "Soft Opening" of their Bed and Breakfast.

    TV-14 24min February 8, 2013
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    9. Alexandra The City of Portland is overrun with art projects. Fred and Carrie's relationship is complicated by their roommate.

    TV-14 24min February 15, 2013
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    10. No-Fo-O-Fo-Bridge The Rats decide to move out of their newly gentrified neighborhood. First-time parents read various child-rearing books.

    TV-14 24min February 22, 2013
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    11. Blackout Electricity is shut off for the entire City of Portland due to unpaid bills at the Mayor's Office.

    TV-14 23min March 1, 2013
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    Bonus Content: Local Casting A behind the scenes look at Portlandia.

    TV-14 3min January 1, 2013

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Genres Comedy
Director Jonathan Krisel
Supporting actors Mario Ray Gonzalez, ChloŽ Sevigny, John Levenstein, Ernest Adams, Cora Benesh, Andrew Dhulst, Jana Lee Hamblin, Wolfgang Krisel, Eric Newsome
Season year 2013
Network IFC
Executive Producer Debbie Harris-Balling
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Format: Blu-ray
As we're already into Season Three of the IFC hit series "Portlandia," I'll just let you know what comes with the DVD release before I speak about the show itself. Most likely, you are already familiar with the idea behind the Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen sketch show, so this will save you some time if you are only interested in whether or not the DVD/Blu-ray are worth the investment.

The two disc set features the ten regular episodes of Season Three plus the Winter Special that aired a few weeks before the season began properly on IFC. In essence, therefore, there are eleven self-contained shows for approximately 4 hours of programming in total.

Included on DVD/Blu-ray:

Winter Special: Winter in Portlandia

Regular episodes: (1) Take Back MTV, (2) Missionaries, (3) Nina's Birthday, (4) Squiggleman, (5) Off the Grid, (6) The Temp, (7) Soft Opening, (8) Alexandra, (9) No-Fo-O-Fo-Bridge and (10) Blackout

Bonus Features: 2 Deleted Scenes and tours of Portland with recurring guest star and comedian Kumail Nanjiani.

"Portlandia," first and foremost, starts with a fantastic idea. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have created a comedy that speaks to a very specific portion of the population. In a perfect recreation of indie hipster angst, the show skewers a world in which people are consumed by political correctness. The beauty of "Portlandia" is that it both embraces the self-importance, superiority, and silliness of this extreme sect while poking gentle fun with it. It really is spot-on in showcasing this dichotomy and Portland stands as an ideal muse for illustrating this too cool for school mentality.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Troy Blackford on August 21, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
In an interview, Fred Armisen (one of the two stars and creators of this show) said that they were inspired by shows like 'Game of Thrones' to have an overarching narrative to the season that would keep people 'tuning in next week.' I feel like this really worked against the vibe of the show. A few narrative threads run throughout the season, like Fred & Carrie's roommate, the Bed & Breakfast, and the situation with the mayor. Not bad in and of itself, but it really undermined the past feel of the show without making up for it in some other way.

The season starts off strong. I really enjoyed the first two episodes. I didn't start thinking something was 'off' in the show until later on, but it definitely crept in there. I feel like a good batch of two or three episodes could be made from the best material of the remainder of Season 3 after the first two episodes. This isn't a great batting average for a show that was easily the funniest new show on television for the first two seasons.

I know this will be downvoted by hardcore fans of the show and hurt my reviewer rating, but the fact remains that hardcore fans of the show aren't on the fence about this - indeed they have already purchased it. I am writing this review for people who do not already own a copy and who's opinion isn't already made up.

If you want to see the cute idea of stop motion rats taken to a point where they are featured not once in a charming aside but six or seven times, this is the season for you. If you are willing to sacrifice fresh, interesting premises for the sake of filling out a bland, over-arching 'narrative,' you'll love watching Fred & Carrie deal with their new roommate.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Arzani Burman on January 23, 2013
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Portlandia is brilliant fun. Fred Armisen is a comedic genius. Don't miss a single episode from the beginning, especially the one about going to the farm to see where the organic chicken at the restaurant was raised.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S.W. on August 6, 2013
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There are some great sketches in Season 3 but they are in the middle of a lot of bland, overdone scenes with the same characters.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Phil on May 23, 2013
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so excited, but I m only on #2 episode...it appears a little more contrived...I know what you're thinking, it IS meant to be contrived...but I feel that it has had a subtlety that somehow gets lost when the material is under pressure to fit into expected molds...we'll see how it progresses. Of course, I love it anyway, what else can come near? Arrested Dev?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Trtek TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 18, 2014
Format: DVD
Portlandia runs hot and cold, as does most contemporary sketch comedy. As I have remarked in reviews of the previous seasons, the fundamental problem with the show is the same problem with contemporary comedy: the emphasis is on the situation rather than the joke. Fifty years ago, humor revolved around set-up and punch line. In the 21st Century, it's all set-up. The situation itself is supposed to be funny. That leads to performers tending to not hone elements of timing, and to writers not showing productive originality. Everyone just plays out the same characters and situations over and over again, figuring that if it's funny, more will translate to "more funny." Unfortunately, it usually doesn't. The program does score some delicious comedic victories when it becomes less Portland-specific and when the humor becomes verbal rather than vaguely situation. Unfortunately, those moments are somewhat few and far between. However, there are enough to keep one's interest and, living in Portland, I do enjoy recognizing local landmarks in high quality cinematography. It's not as good -- or as cool -- as it thinks it is, however. I'll admit, though, that it has gotten better with age.
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