Road Rash Reviews

Portlandia Season 1 and 2 DVD Review*

Cert 15 | 350 mins

0.5 Star of the most annoying thing I have ever had the misfortune to watch; Ever!

PortlandiaWideFrom the very first sketch it became obvious that this was not my cup of tea, it rubbed me so up the wrong way; unfortunately this did not change through two seasons.

Maybe it’s because the characters created by the writer, creator and lead actor Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) and his co star musician/singer Carrie Brownstein (Some Days are Better than Others) and fellow writer are set in the PC 90’s that they become so irritating as they take every situation they portray to the ninth degree.

By the second season I wanted to smash the telly, (but it’s not the telly’s fault I remembered) so just wanting to rip my eyes out and fill my ears with hot tarPortlandiaDVD seemed more appealing.

What ever happens at the start of the show is the continuing thread through the show, but even this gets rehashed through the two seasons i.e  a phone shop sketch rehashed as a restaurant sketch.

The only reason it rates a half a star is that Jeff Goldblum (ID4 Independence Day) lifts the ‘Knot’ sketch.

Steve Buscemi (Con Air) makes a brief appearance which brightened the mood slightly; other stars that pop up are Selma Blair (Hell Boy II), Heather Graham (The Hangover), Tim Robbins (War of the Worlds 2005), Kristen Wiig (Dispicable Me), Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting) and Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam).

Despite all these people they do nothing to drag this soggy annoying effort off the dirty floor.

I’m thinking of booking my holidays, where shall I go? “Portland”. No, Amityville would be preferable.

This will appeal to the fifteen year olds that sit in the back of the car singing “We know a song that’ll get on your nerves, get on your nerves.” (repeat incessantly).

Which is about the only annoying sketch this pair didn’t do, so thanks for that.

Cert 12
TV: Seasons 1 and 2
Running time 350 mins with disk three being all bonus material.
Available on DVD 24 June.

Available to buy on : Own Portlandia Season 1 and 2 on DVD
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