Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

If you’re looking for a new show to watch, I’ve got one for you!  I just started watching the Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, co-created and produced by Tina Feyand I got to say it’s actually quite good. The show tells the story of Kimmy Schmidt who spent the previous fifteen years locked in a bunker – she was kidnapped by a guy and forced to take part in a cult.  The show starts with her released from the bunker and her rediscovering the world.

The first couple episodes are kind of weird.  Kimmy (played by Ellie Kemper) is a bit too perky (which eventually you settle in on towards the end of the season) and is like a fifteen year old living in a twenty-nine year old body.  But, the first season on the whole is actually adorkably funny and entertaining.  It’s also funny because she’s still living like it’s the late ’90s (when she was kidnapped), so she refers to an iPhone as a Macintosh (which I believe was what Apple called their products back then) and she uses slang from back then.  But the character has a good nature and is attempting (and failing) to be normal (although she ultimately discovers that being normal is overrated).  I also have to say Jane Krakowski, who plays Kimmy’s wealthy and spoiled boss, is almost reminiscent of Megan Mullally’s Karen Walker from Will & Grace.  Her comebacks aren’t as sharp and witty as Karen’s were, but she does play that humor quite well.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a great reminder that no matter whatever crap comes your way, you can figure it out and not break down.

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