Warning: Spoilers Ahead
How is it season 5 already? We’ve been watching this series from the beginning and we’ve enjoyed every single second of it. Co-creators Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Kriselâ€™s all- inclusive world identifies and embraces the humor (and often the absurdity) in trends from across our culture. Through a variety of overly well-intentioned characters, this season delves deeper into the lives of the Portlandia resident we’ve grown to know and love.
Season 5 guest stars include: Vanessa Bayer, Ed Begley Jr., Steve Buscemi, Shepard Fairey, Greta Gerwig, Peter Giles, Jeff Goldblum, Matt Groening, Anna Gunn, Justin Long, Jane Lynch, Natasha Lyonne, Kyle MacLachlan, Seth Meyers, Kumail Nanjiani, Brigitte Nielsen, Parker Posey, Paul Reubens, Paul Simon, Olivia Wilde and Oscar the Grouch.
“The Story of Toni and Candace” episode synopsis, from IFC:
The premiere takes viewers back in time to see the origins of feminist bookstore owners Toni and Candace’s long-time friendship and the unlikely circumstances that first united them against the assaults of the patriarchy.
The stakes are high for everyone this season. Bryce and Lisa’s previous Taxidermy Shop is vandalized, Malcolm and Kris are a public failure of parents, Lance and Nina seek out couples therapy, Fred and Carrie attempt to buy a home in Portland’s cutthroat real estate market and throughout, the shows remains as sharply observant as ever.
“Portlandia’s characters have always been central to the show, but this season we went deeper into their lives so that viewers can connect with and appreciate them even more,” said Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein in a joint statement. “We can’t wait to share their new adventures and what keeps Portlandia so special.”
Season 5 of Portlandia premieres Thursday, January 8th at 10/9c on IFC.
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All images courtesy of Augusta Quirk/IFC.
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