TV-14 | 21 January 2011 (USA)
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    Memorable, crazy movie

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    I wanted to but couldn't!

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    Mandeep Tyson

    The acting in this movie is really good.

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    One of the most extraordinary films you will see this year. Take that as you want.

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    This show is incredibly funny. It is very dry, and there is no laugh track, so if you aren't into that type of humor/show, this isn't the show for you. They are particularly good at making fun of hipster overly sensitive liberal culture, while also making fun of the other side of the isle. There is something in each episode for every type of person. Sometimes, the humor isn't obvious. It isn't quotable. Its not something you can go tell your friends or share on twitter. A lot of it relies in the actual plot itself, or the subtle delivery from the actors. Sometimes it makes fun of movies, TV shows, or other traditional forms of entertainment. It doesn't stick to making fun of one type of person, and it doesn't stick to one type of humor. If you have a broad sense of humor or can at least appreciate their varying forms of humor, you'll love this show. If you only think very specific types of humor are funny, you won't like this. This show is brilliant, creative, and doesn't care about if it hurts your feelings.

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    Every time I watch this series it gets funnier. I don't even need local- grown organic weed to feel happy about it, the joy just emanates from my fair-trade TV, even my 12 year old adopted rescue alpaca thinks it's dope. I swear I've met every single Portlandia character, and there are a lot of them, in my own home town... all their foibles, their nuances, their ridiculousness... so brilliantly captured by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. I am Portlandia. No, we are Portlandia. This is observational humor on a whole new level. If you don't take life too seriously and like to laugh at those who do... this show is for you. TVTropes will need to add 100 more tropes after this show, because the characters are so precisely cut from the social fabric there is no ocean-polluting waste. I need more episodes.

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    This stupid show is an insult really! Who the hell comes up with this non sense! You're insulting my intelligence with this white humor if you call it that at all. Take that s_ _ _ off the air please. This is something Woody Allen would come up with cause he was'not funny at all and his movies leave a lot to be desired.

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    Written by and starring Carrie Brownstein, of Sleater-Kinney fame, and Fred Armisen, of Saturday Night Live fame, a sketch comedy show set in Portland, Oregon. Funny, clever and original comedy. Captures well the absurdities of everyday life as well as parodying many organisations and types of people. Often irreverent in the institutions and people they take on.The humour spans subtle to over-the-top. Therein lies the one problem with the show - the subtler stuff can be too subtle and you miss the joke. Add in the fact that each episode concentrates on a different topic and this makes the individual episodes a bit hit- and-miss.Brownstein and Armisen are wonderful as the lead actors. While Armisen's comedic credentials are already well known and respected, Brownstein is a revelation. Her background, through Sleater-Kinney, is in socially-orientated rock music, and here she takes on sketch comedy, and does so extremely well.

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