Netflixing: Portlandia, Season 7

19 days ago

Are you building a custom vehicle to take to Burning Man?

Is your feminist bookstore going out of business?

Is your arranged marriage working out a little too well?

If your answer to any of the above questions was "yes", then you are looking for Portlandia, Season 7.

Revisiting the Show


If you remember my last review of the show, you will recall my position that it manages to be both funny and boring at the same time. And season 7 does not revolutionize this formula.

It does, however, bring a few laugh-out-loud moments, as well as tie up a few loose storylines, as the show winds down.

Because the eighth season will be the last. This has been confirmed by the IFC channel. And while Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will undoubtedly still be seen in other things , we will lose the strangely Portland-specific brand of comedy they have birthed together.

And, speaking of birth, in season 7 you will encounter storylines like the following:

  • A birth photographer with boundary issues.
  • An adopted pitbull that teaches an important lesson about prejudice (that lesson being that the popular prejudices against pitbulls are all true).
  • A hotel lobby clerk who explains all the features of your room---all of them.
  • A cell phone company that limits itself to only ten customers.
  • Concerned parents who worry the local schools aren't giving their children enough exposure to bullies.
  • Carrie wants to improve her passenger ranking on the Über app.
  • Peter may actually be popular graffiti artist, Banksy.
  • Candace and Toni going into retirement.
  • And Portland secedes from the United States.
It's all very hipster-y, but it goes to a few places where the show has not tread before. There is certainly an amount of polish to the show that has grown from season to season. Established characters like the goth couple are branching out, buying a vacuum for their house. The rats are looking for greater acceptance by humans, and are willing to update their look to make it happen. And the mayor of Portland wants more Guinness World Records in his town.

My Judgment

This has been a short review, I realize.

But the season itself is rather short, too, at only ten episodes. The brevity of the series is one of the things that keeps it digestible, as it is highly enjoyable in short bursts. And you can rest assured that season 7 brings the laughs, just like you remember them.

The only major difference, as I said above, is that there is a definite feeling of winding down, as the series begins to let go of some of its most beloved running segments, such as the feminist bookstore and even Kyle Maclachlan's mayor character.

All good things must come to an end, but Portlandia is not done yet. Season 7 is a highlight of the show, and season 8 awaits us in 2018. And every episode yet produced can be found right now on Netflix.

Watch it, for a giggle and a guffaw.

Previous entries in the Netflixing series:

Past Years

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    nice work

    good post

    thank you so much

    mmh, doesn't really look like my kind of show... Too weird. Even for my standards, lol.

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    It's an acquired taste, to be sure.

    @talanhorne,
    I heard about this TV series but didn't try it! Now I feel I did a mistake! Can't watch S7 first, so it's time to find a torrent of S1, S2,..., S7
    Thank you very much for sharing such wonderful experience with us!

    Cheers~

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    It's a weird and wacky show, and not always at the top of its game. But it's worth watching, for those few great moments in places.

    Excellent tv series, Great post. @talanhorne
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    'Portlandia Comedy Series' fantastic tv series. Nice work @talanhorne

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    You write some incredible reviews this one was the one of them :D

    Thanks for update . best of TV series.
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    as it has only ten episodes this looks much fun thanks for your cool and short review :)

    @talanhorne - It looks nice to watch Sir. I'll try to watch it. but this is session 7 Sir, How can I find session 1? Do you have a link Sir? You share best movies or tv series, love what you did & nice you decided to share it Sir <3

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    My review of seasons 1-6 is here:

    https://talanhorne.com/wordpress/?p=1406

    All seven seasons can be found on Netflix.

    its great lets have some giggling time ahead hehe :D

    i hope this one is going to be a entertaining one :)

    Thanks for your review on this will soon see this :)

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    Great TV series . wonderful experience @talanhorne
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    wow.......wonderful post @talanhornethanks for good share

    Seems like worth while buddy
    will go through the seasons :)
    Nicely explained :)

    I love this show.. Bit wired but very interesting.
    Thank you for your great post about it..
    Cheers!

    Nice share, and that first image realy cracked me up btw :D

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    You have a lot of awesome posts, but this is by far one of your best ones man. I needed this one today! Thanks.

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