We’re done with Better Call Saul, we’ve watched all the 90210 going, we’re over Gossip Girl – Netflix, we’re bored! Oh, wait – what’s that? A brand new series for us to devour in a weekend?! Sign us up!
Just when we thought we could binge no more, our favourite video-on-demand channel dishes up an amazing new made-for-Netflix series to tickle our funny bones. Enter Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!
From the genius that is Tina Fey and her 30 Rock co-creator Robert Carlock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is officially our new favourite TV show – and we’re beyond sad that there’s only one series of 13 episodes available for us to devour right now. Good news is that all 13 are genius, and we can watch it again and again. Yay!
If you’re looking for some pre-revision-season distraction, boot up your Netflix account now and get watching. Here’s why we love Kimmy so much…
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is about Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), a 29-year-old Indiana woman who’s spent the last 15 years of her life living in a bunker as part of a doomsday cult. She’s finally been set free, along with her three ‘sister wives’, and she heads straight to New York where this shiny, happy, naïve woman-child sticks out like a sore thumb – and she doesn’t care. She’s one of the best characters we’ve seen in a sitcom on years. We follow Kimmy on her adventures as she gets catapulted into adult life in a world 15 years on from the one she left. Cue lots of jokes about technology and dated music references.
“That was the fanciest sentence I ever heard. And I used to watch Frasier.”
The jokes in Kimmy Schmidt are so fast that you are in serious danger of missing them. The humour is a bit off-the-wall, it’s silly and it’s smart. The characters, from Kimmy’s aspiring Broadway performer roommate Titus (Tituss Burgess) to her mentally unstable boss Jacqueline Voorhees (30 Rock alum Jane Krakowski), are also incredible.
Every single person on-screen looks different – and it’s not a big deal. It’s brilliant because that’s real life, and that’s what TV should be.
We love Tina Fey more than most people we know. If you haven’t seen 30 Rock, watch it all RIGHT NOW. Producer Tina, former head writer of Saturday Night Live, is the sort of smart woman we want to be friends with, and she’s a master at the sitcom format. She gets the right balance between zany comedy and heart – Kimmy and her motley crew of friends are barmy, but you really care about them all at the same time and want it to work out for all of them.
The theme tune
Watch Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix now, www.netflix.com