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Portlandia 6 Seasons 2012

Season 2
4.5 out of 5 stars (101) IMDb 7.8/10

Starring Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein as a variety of wonderfully eccentric characters

Starring:
Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein
Original air date:
July 20, 2012

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Season 2

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1. Mixologist

Fred & Carrie learn the art of mixology.

CC TV-14 January 6, 2012 23 minutes
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2. One Moore Episode

Battlestar Galactica obsession.

CC TV-14 January 13, 2012 22 minutes
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3. Cool Wedding

The most unconventional wedding ever.

CC TV-14 January 20, 2012 23 minutes
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4. Grover

Grover applies for pre school.

CC TV-14 January 27, 2012 23 minutes
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5. Cops Redesign

Portland's Police force gets a makeover.

CC TV-14 February 3, 2012 22 minutes
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6. Cat Nap

Portland band takes on a new member.

CC TV-14 February 10, 2012 23 minutes
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7. Motorcycle

Peter and Nance feel old and unsexy.

CC TV-14 February 17, 2012 23 minutes
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8. Feminist Bookstore 10th Anniversary

Anniversary party at feminist bookstore.

CC TV-14 February 24, 2012 22 minutes
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9. No Olympics

Fred & Carrie want to ban Olympics.

CC TV-14 March 2, 2012 23 minutes
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10. Brunch Village

Portland has the hottest brunch spot.

CC TV-14 March 9, 2012 22 minutes
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11. Portlandia: The Brunch Special

The wait for brunch with Fred and Carrie is even longer in this one-hour edition of Portlandia's "Brunch Village."

CC TV-14 July 20, 2012 45 minutes
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Bonus: Bonus Content: Take a Trip to Portlandia

Fred and Carrie introduce Season 2.

CC TV-14 December 13, 2011 4 minutes
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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Jonathan Krisel
Starring Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein
Supporting actors Kurt Loder, Matt Pinfield, Tabitha Soren, Pat Boyle, Autry Carey, Ben Collins, Gray Eubank, Nurmi Husa, Mikki Lipsey, Wrick Jones, Daniel Liu, Kathleen Lundquist, Calais Radcliffe, Jannette Bloom, Moses Goldfarb, Drew Pierce
Season year 2012
Network IFC
Producers Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Maura Madden, Alice Mathias, Lorne Michaels
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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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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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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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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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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I was hesitant about this show. I am not sure why, but I put off trying it for a long time. Then I heard some interviews with Carrie Brownstein and she seemed like an interesting and intelligent person so I decided to watch the first season. I liked it, but I was not blown away. At some point in the second season that changed. I laughed as hard as I have ever laughed in my entire life at some of the sketches in this second season. I was actually in physical pain from laughing at some of the sketches. That is when I knew I was a convert.

The writing on the show is excellent and very consistent. Obviously, some sketches are funnier than others, but the percentage of really funny sketches on this show is, I think, higher than any other sketch show I have ever watched. I have also come to really love the recurring characters. I think that is part of the reason I liked the second season better than the first. It took a little while for some of the characters to grow on me, and I think it took me a little while to really figure out the sensibility of the show, but now that I have figured out the sensibility, and gotten to know the characters, it has really become one of my favorite shows.

Fred and Carrie are also really good comic actors. That is probably no surprise with Fred since he has been a staple cast member on Saturday Night Live for ten years, but it is amazing to me what a great comic actor Carrie is. She delivers her lines perfectly. Some of the humor in this show can be subtle. Some of it is not subtle at all. But a lot of it is the kind of comedy that would not necessarily crack you up on the page, but delivered correctly it is genius, and Fred and Carrie always deliver it beautifully.

The whole show just has a really great feel.
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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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In their continued, playful lambasting of hipsters, progressives, and weirdos of Portland (not to mention their smaller sister of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, ahem), Carrie and Fred do a marvelous job of bringing fresh fun to sketch comedy. Not only can they pickle eggs, cucumbers, and assorted inedible objects, they can also give just about any concept their funky "pickling" treatment.

The chemistry between these two is downright magical, and the variations in the identities they assume is stunning. You always know that it's Fred and Carrie (obviously), but the transformation in their delivery and personality as they change roles is fascinating to watch, along with the mostly subtle visual changes (like Fred's awesome selection of wigs).

Favorite moments from Season Two include Andy Samberg starring as a mixologist in one episode, Fred and Carrie attempting to take over the role of Portland law enforcement, and the induction of Kevin into the band "Cat Nap". Looking forward to Season Three!
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