Since the series finale of NBC’s 30 Rock, fans have wondered what is next for the delightfully talented Tina Fey and her producing partner Robert Carlock. Well there’s good news, after a bit of a TV hiatus the dream team came back together, this time with Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Unbreakable stars Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt, a newly rescued Indiana molewoman who lived underground along with four other women for 15 years.
This group of molewomen were being held captive by an insane preacher who made them think the apocalypse had wiped out life on earth. After their return to the surface Kimmy makes a bold decision to move to New York City on her own and start a new life. She finds a job working for Jacqueline, a self absorbed wealthy socialite played by former 30 Rock star Jane Krakowski. Kimmy finds strength and solace in her friendship with her flamboyant roommate Titus and slightly neurotic landlord Carol Titus, played by Titus Andromedon & Lillian Kaushtupper.
As a show Unbreakable is optimistic, irreverent, offbeat and lovably quirky.
It’s beauty is found in the sweet innocence of its star Kimmy Schmidt. She is overly nice and naive in all the best ways possible. Her appreciation and fresh take on life consistently unnerves the people she comes in contact with yet somehow she manages to still be likable. Kimmy’s strength seems to lie in her ability to adapt to whatever environment she’s placed in whether underground or on the surface. She is constantly anchoring her group of self absorbed dysfunctional friends, who, to her surprise, are just as much of a mess as she is.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has definitely become the buzz and highlight of the 2015 spring television season, garnering rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Its humor is contagious and with a meager 13 episodes under season one’s belt, it’s completely binge worthy. As a writer, Tina Fey has always been brilliant at commenting on obscure pop culture references and, seeing as Kimmy does comes from a different time period, this skill makes for a seriously funny and entertaining sitcom.