Season two is overdone.
The caricatures were stretched too far, and it just didn't work. Portland, and Seattle too, are cities with their own special kind of culture. We get it; it's different in the Pacific Northwest. Why Jonathan Krisel pushed so hard to point to the obvious?
Watching season two reminded me of someone who tells a joke, continues long after everyone has stopped laughing, asks repeatedly if everyone got it, and then proceeds to explain why the joke was funny in the first place. In short, the comedic timing felt off. These sketches that poke fun at the unorthodox habits and lifestyles maintained in Stumptown extended long beyond the punchline, which didn't serve the scenes at all. Instead they compromised the integrity of the show. Season two, absent of the wit and charm expressed in the first season, appeared as a parody of itself. It's too soon for this to happen, and really, it shouldn't at all since the show had a brilliant start, however; if any of the cast members have abandoned their love for Portland, it was apparent this past season.