If you had ever told me that Fred Armisen could have held his own in a sketch comedy show, I would have disagreed with you based upon his roles on SNL and bit parts in other shows. Along with the help of Carrie Brownstein and a bevy of guest stars, this show manages to become one of my favorites amongst the SNL alumni. (Dare I say that I even like it better than “Parks and Rec”?)
The first season consists of only six episodes, but what episodes they are. The premise of the show is based around Portland, Oregon, which is a somewhat major city that is stuck in the 1990’s. You know, the time of grunge and CDs.
This makes for a great amount of material, some of which is probably not that farfetched but some which is also not as true to life but that’s what great comedy is all about anyway. Though it may sound trendy, this show does make me want to visit Portland.
The six episodes each have their own unique plot with little bits of fun mixed in. I really feel like I want to write a review for each episode one day, but sadly, today is not that day.
This show is just so clever and funny I don’t know how everyone isn’t watching it. I mean, Portland, right?