Netflix Pick: Portlandia


Official promotional image released by IFC

Chloe Krammel, Entertainment Staffer

I’ve spent a long time trying to find a show that I can relate to, especially one that is just as weird as I am. When the opening credits came on and “Feel it all around” By Washed out started playing, I knew I found TV show soulmate, “Portlandia”. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, writers of the show, have created a hit that is a full five seasons of sketch comedy poking fun at the life, and people, in Portland, Oregon. Armisen, a versatile actor and a frequent member on SNL and Brownstein, with her musical talents, are the perfect duo for the quirky and consistently funny comedy show. In the opening scene of the first episode Jason (played by Armisen) explains to Donnie (played by Brownstein) that Portland is “A city where young people go to retire.”