Portlandia 5 Seasons 2012

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Season 2
(88) IMDb 8.5/10
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2. One Moore Episode TV-14 CC

Battlestar Galactica obsession.

Starring:
Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein
Runtime:
23 minutes
Original air date:
January 13, 2012

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One Moore Episode

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Customer Reviews

Very funny, offbeat humor.
PATRICIA TUCK
Is raw approach makes fun of real stuff in life.
David Bennett
Another good Portlandia show, and a good laugh.
Dennis Puetz

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By AKN TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 21, 2012
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What I love about this show is there isn't one second that isn't outright silliness.

There is so much comedic creativity here. The two lead characters even do gender reversals with the woman dressed as a man with his girlfriend in her red wig played by the man. And they do it so well including the voices, that it's easy to forget who is whom and just laugh.

The people are all whacky, the situations are all outlandish, and the entire city apparently is off kilter. I can't wait to go there after watching this. While this is extreme craziness I do feel that there is a lot of truth here about how Portland actually is after knowing some charming delightful people from there. I was wondering if it was just this particular group of friends that seemed funnier than people I know on the east coast or what but now I'm thinking it's a funny place in general.

This show keeps the spacey hipster goofiness coming at you non stop. It seems like the initial burst of steam the first season displayed has quieted down several notches.
It's still funny but not hilareous like it was. And what makes it so special is it seems to frequently feature situations we are all familiar with. Waiting in line for hours at a popular restaurant for a table, overeager parents of a preschooler trying desperately to get their boy into the right preschool, the child hearing his parents making funny sounds in the bedroom, are some of the episodes.

This show is more creative than most things out there and is a breath of fresh air. Not many shows make me smile and laugh any more but this one lightens my mood better than any.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C.Mumm on April 14, 2013
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Love Fred.
Love Carrie.
Love Portland.
14 more words are required in order to complete this review.
A silly requirement.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Coley on March 28, 2013
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I used to live in Portland, kind of get the self-conscious posturing of Portland denizens; kind of phony, but at heart sincere and well-intentioned. Carrie and Fred have nailed the lifestyle-I remember waiting in line for an hour for famous pancakes that supposed to be organic, natural and healthy, but were as dense as corrugated iron. Enjoy the easy-going spoofing and seeing the sites of Portland-it really is a beautiful place.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kyle on October 1, 2013
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This season doesn't differ much from the rest of Portlandia. There are some hilarious skits and some that you just sit through hoping it'll end. Overall, it is enjoyable enough that I will put it on while doing other things and can get some good laughs out of it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Reader on August 2, 2013
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I recommend it but some skits remind me of others I've seen. It's like they've just recycled old ideas. I hate when I can see vestiges of old episodes in "new material." Not cool. Maybe they need more creative ideas or new writers joining their team.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Francoise Guillaume on December 20, 2012
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Season two is overdone.

The caricatures were stretched too far, and it just didn't work. Portland, and Seattle too, are cities with their own special kind of culture. We get it; it's different in the Pacific Northwest. Why Jonathan Krisel pushed so hard to point to the obvious?

Watching season two reminded me of someone who tells a joke, continues long after everyone has stopped laughing, asks repeatedly if everyone got it, and then proceeds to explain why the joke was funny in the first place. In short, the comedic timing felt off. These sketches that poke fun at the unorthodox habits and lifestyles maintained in Stumptown extended long beyond the punchline, which didn't serve the scenes at all. Instead they compromised the integrity of the show. Season two, absent of the wit and charm expressed in the first season, appeared as a parody of itself. It's too soon for this to happen, and really, it shouldn't at all since the show had a brilliant start, however; if any of the cast members have abandoned their love for Portland, it was apparent this past season.
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Being an Oregonian for many years, the gentle and barbed skits about the biggest city in the state is both welcomed and fully appreciated. They are all true, every one. This partiular season is special for the "local" actors featured. Thank you, Oregon Department of Movies, TV and Other Media (or whatever it's called).. This series, like any spoof, is funnier the more you know
about the subject, so even if you know nothing at all about Portland, it's still wry and sly and funny. I'm looking forward to theother seasons. Oregonian Kyle McLaughlin is perfect as the mayor, just flaky enough, and Les Hanson as the police chief was perfect.
Thanks, Carrie and Fred, for your deconstruction of a favorite city.
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I watch this show in the mornings while having breakfast.
Some is laugh out loud funny when it is happening. Other parts kind of grow on me and I will start laughing about them on my way to the kitchen for a second cup of coffee or later in the day.
What makes this good is that it is based on reality, but reality without boundaries. Sort of making a humorous mountain out of a reality molehill. As a friend once said, there is nothing the Three Stooges wouldn't do for a laugh. This is a different comedy, but I think that there is little that Portlandia wouldn't do for a good laugh.
Also saw a few people in there that I have seen around town. That is a bonus for Portland (area) residents.
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