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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  • Summary: Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock, Sex Pistols' Steve Jones, The Smiths' Johnny Marr, Joanna Newsom, Eddie Vedder and Annie Clark as well as actors Jeff Goldblum, Sean Hayes, Miranda July, Penny Marshall, Jack McBrayer, Tim Robbins, Andy Samberg, Amber Tamblyn and Kristen Wiig guest star as residents or visitors of Portland on the second season. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy
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  1. Reviewed by: Phillip Maciak
    Jan 5, 2012
    88
    In lieu of this transcendent attention to detail, however, there's still Brownstein and Armisen's magnetic and mysterious central relationship.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jan 19, 2012
    75
    There's always a laugh or two. [30 Jan 2012, p.44]
  3. Reviewed by: Sarah Rodman
    Jan 6, 2012
    70
    The ratio of hit-to-miss is much better in season two, however, as musician-comedians Armisen and Brownstein have more clearly found their groove.
  4. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jan 6, 2012
    70
    Now in its second season, Portlandia has matured into a comedic concoction that is consistently pleasing.
  5. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jan 6, 2012
    70
    The show seems markedly improved from its earlier efforts and somehow more confident in its writing and sense of nuance. It's also funnier.
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  1. Feb 7, 2012
    8
    sure it's funny to you if you are from portland. or any city with hipsters. this is probably the most culturally-aware (more NPR than Jersey Shore) sketch show that's on right now. really witty and sometimes silly. these are our times. might be a bit of a stretch for audiences in the "heartland." Expand