Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!

Let me tell you about the wonderful show that is The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. From the creators of 30 Rock (Tina Fey & Robert Carlock) this new Netflix original series has been quite the hit so far. The whole show is centered around Kimmy Schmidt, (Ellie Kemper, The Office) a woman who is rescued from an underground doomsday cult in Indiana and restarts her life in New York City.

The show also features Kimmy's crazy landlord Lillian (Carol Kane), roommate Titus Andromedon (Titus Burgess, The Little Mermaid the Musical), and affluent boss Jacqueline Voorhees (30 Rock alum Jane Krakowski). Later on, other special guest stars include Jon Hamm as the Reverend (who kidnapped the women), and Tina Fey even makes a cameo. All of the actors' performances were spot on, especially Ellie Kemper, whose natural bubbly disposition made the part of the "I survived living in a bunker for 15 years and am confused about today's technology!" very believeable.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt started out kind of slow, but the pace picked up by the third or fourth episode. After that I could not bring myself to stop watching, and finished many episodes in a single sitting. This is really the kind of show that will make you laugh out loud because the dialogue is so witty and straight up ridiculous.

30 Rock was (and always will be) one of my favorite shows, so when it was announced that a new Fey & Carlock series was in the works I was very excited to see the product. And Kimmy Schmidt is very similar to 30 Rock in terms of style; most of the characters were very stereotypical and over-the-top, while conveying a bigger social message.

For this show, the social issues addressed are ones regarding equal treatment of women, and homosexual men battling stereotypes. While most of these issues are usually expressed in a joking manner, you can tell that it was Fey putting in her two cents of blatancy.

The show has received a lot of mixed reviews, from "this is what has been missing from comedy the last few years" to "how did this get funding for thirteen episodes." But everyone whom I have spoken to really enjoyed the show and cannot stop quoting it! Granted, all of them were college-aged, and I have found that most people our age really enjoy the type of quirky, out of this world humor. People of other generations maybe don't enjoy Tina Fey's style of writing.

If you're looking for a show that will brighten up your day, definitely check out The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, all episodes streaming only on Netflix.

Take a look at this trailer about the series!

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