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Portlandia

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by boogaboogabooga, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. boogaboogabooga

    boogaboogabooga Senior member

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    From the first episode it looks like Carrie Brownstein might actually be funny. Certainly funnier than Fred Armisen.
     


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    I liked it, kind of a narrow concept that will only appeal to a very small subsection of the population, but has a lot of potential.

    Fred Armisen is really a pretty funny guy, I have no clue what he's doing on SNL (can they please just let Jay Pharoah do Obama? I could finally watch the political sketches without wondering if what Armisen's doing counts as blackface) but he's got a really great surreal, weird sense of humor that works much better on this show.

    I liked the Jordan Catalano-esque jacket Armisen was wearing on the opening music number. Nice touch.
     


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    There's a few chuckles in the first episode, but not a lot of LOL moments. I think a Tea Party satire would have been a better idea for a series.
     


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    It's pretty accurate in giving off that Portland vibe.
     


  6. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    It's not funny because I hate Portland. And this show is exactly like Portland.
     


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    There's a few chuckles in the first episode, but not a lot of LOL moments. I think a Tea Party satire would have been a better idea for a series.

    +1. never been to Portland but i was more curious to see how Carrie would turn out as an actress. this is one of the better skits although i don't think it's from the Portandia series.



    -Jeff
     


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    Carrie Brownstein is surprisingly better looking than I expected.

    I think it's a good thing they are only doing 6 episodes in a season or else I fear they would be running out of material pretty quickly since they have to make it as Portland-centric as possible (or at least what the rest of America thinks Portland is like).

    I did love the opening scene in the second episode where they were poling fun at the arts and crafts crowd who put birds on everything now. I immediately thought of my wife's cousin who has a thriving Etsy-based business selling wooden and ceramic crafts with birds on them all.
     


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    The little tidbit with him being the self righteous cyclist was funny.
     


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    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The show's hilarious but not sure if it'll have staying power. Might have been safer for an occasional appearance on a late night skit show.

    That said, anything that that throws it all back in the face of bland, pale, puritanical, self-important PNW granolas is fine by me.

    And yea, they do need to make a Tea Party version.
     


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    There's a Tim and Eric element to this show. Otherwise, it's sort of hit-and-miss.
     


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    I saw the first episode and thought the old lady in the library totally stole the show.
     


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    The Portlander archtetype is such low hanging fruit for comedy. It's hard to fuck up.
     


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    CTGuy Made Guy

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    I am reviving this thread, since the show is now on Netflix streaming. I watched a couple episodes today. The show is fairly funny. I think I will continue watching for a couple days, though as people said- it is not necessarily LOL funny.

    On a side note I really like the opening sequence and the song playing.
     


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