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Hipsters on TV: Portlandia – Mixology

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein
This is a skit by skit review of the season opener for Portlandia.
Local artisan curators Lisa and Bryce realize that they can pickle everything; This skit feels like a rehash of put a bird on it.
Fred helps Carrie chase a romantic mixologist (Andy Samberg) who forgets his roots when he moves from Portland to LA; Not sure what this was. I was hoping to see a funny hipster out of Samberg, but his character was more about making faces and mix random crap in his drinks. 
Fred and Carrie stop to eat at a theme restaurant with a difficult waiter (Kumail Nanjiani); This would never happen in Brooklyn.
Kath and Dave’s emergency signals are tested when they go river rafting; At this point I’m playing Angry Birds.
Feminist shopkeepers Toni and Candice teach an A/C repairman about the “phallus” and “opposite of a phallus” inside all of us. This skit was funny with Aubrey Plaza, so I suppose it only works when they’re trying to convert a woman into feminism?
I’m not sure this means this season is not going to be as funny as the previous (which in all honesty, wasn’t that memorable), but is kind of a let down to start off with a lame episode.

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Written by Tag Brum

Tag Brum lives in Brooklyn and writes things from a computer whenever wi-fi is available.
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