If you’ve been missing the fast paced, quick witted insanity of 30 Rock, this is the next show for you.
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was created and written by Tina Fey & Robert Carlock and follows Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), who (as we see in the first episode) is rescued from an apocalypse-cult bunker and tries to start life fresh in New York City. It sounds like a lot, and it really is, but it’s SO GOOD.
Jane Krakowski (Jenna from 30 Rock) employs Kimmy as her babysitter, her character provides the same amount of insanity as Jenna Maroney and is absolutely hilarious. She’s a rich, vain and unstable person who is trying to control her “hectic” life (she, as you would expect, doesn’t do much aside from drink and nap). Kemper who plays Kimmy is also a fantastic actress who delivers her dorky yet witty dialogue extremely convincingly. The third main character is Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess, who played D’Fwan on 30 Rock) who is Kimmy’s hilarious room mate and lives to fulfill his dream on performing on Broadway.
This is… probably the craziest show I have seen since the seventh (and final.. RIP) season of 30 Rock. Literally nothing is off limits and there are almost too many jokes to comprehend in every episode.
This is why I love Tina Fey, every moment in her writing is so ridiculous yet relatable and even though I am only half way through the premiere season I have heard more one liners than in an entire run of some other “comedy” shows.
It’s shows like these that make me love this brave new world of technology, Netflix, thank you for giving this pure insanity a chance to be seen, because I know basically zero American networks would ever air this.
In Summary, if you’re ready to take a ride on the ROFLcopter, shake your head and struggle to explain what you are watching to all the people within ear shot, this is for you! BUT if you aren’t really into snarky yet incredibly camp comedies that often make zero sense.. maybe ease yourself in by watching 30 Rock first..
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is available on Netflix (USA) now and has ALREADY (it premiered less than a week ago) been confirmed for a second season next year… so… it’s pretty pretty great.
Here comes the trailer 🙂