Portlandia: Season 1 And 2 (2011)
Monday 20th May 2013
Hit hipster-baiting US comedy series Portlandia finally makes it way to UK DVD for the first time thanks to Mediumrare as a bumper three-disc set on 24th June 2013. Written, created and starring Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen and musician/singer Carrie Brownstein from bands Sleater-Kinney and WildFlag, this hilarious comedy has been lauded by critics and viewers a like.
The show is driven by a series of hilarious character-based shorts all of which take place in Portlandia, the creators' dreamy and absurd hipster rendering of Portland, Oregon where right on has gone beyond wrong, 90s culture reigns supreme and political correctness is all the rage. Armisen and Brownstein play an array of colourful and unique characters with guest stars including Steve Buscemi, Selma Blair, Heather Graham, Kyle MacLachan, Tim Robbins, Kristen Wiig, Gus Van Sant, Jeff Goldblum and Eddie Vedder to name a few.
Season One inhabitants include: the owners of a feminist book store; a militant bike messenger; a creative couple whose answer to improving things is to 'put a bird on it'; an organic farmer who is in fact a cult leader and a couple negotiating a safe word to help govern their love life.
Season Two sees the return of some of the town's favourite residents along with some brilliant new characters: an intoxicating mixologist; a couple obsessed with Battlestar Galactica; an artisanal knot maker; a woman who kidnaps her favourite band; a group of rats eager to raid the packaging-sfree grocery store, and a ridiculously long queue for the most popular brunch restaurant in Portlandia, that descends into chaos.
The series is shot entirely on location in Portland and co-created by Jonathan Krisel (SNL, Tim and Eric Awesome Show) and executive produced by the renowned creator of Saturday Night Live Lorne Michaels.
If you're hip, take a trip to Portlandia.
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Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.