TV Club: Portlandia: “The Story Of Toni And Candace”

2014 was something of a mixed bag for Portlandia. On one hand it was the show’s best year in terms of industry recognition since its 2011 Peabody Award, with its first major Emmy nomination for Fred Armisen as Outstanding Supporting Actor and no less of a comedy legend than Jerry Seinfeld declaring it “the best comedy on TV right now, and easily one of the best comedies of all time.” However it was also a year where that title was harder than ever to defend, challenged by brilliant newcomers Review and Broad City and creative surges from Key & Peele and Inside Amy Schumer. Against this competition Portlandia failed to measure up, with a fourth season that had its moments but was creatively lackluster next to the heights of season three.

Given that both Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are busy with higher-profile gigs at this point—Armisen as Seth …

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