TV Review – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Synopsis:

Rescued after 15 years in a cult, Kimmy Schmidt decides to reclaim her life by venturing to New York, where she experiences everyday life with wide-eyed enthusiasm. On a whim, she rents a room from Titus, a gay wannabe Broadway actor, who makes ends meet as a street performer in Times Square. The unlikely pair find they’re well-suited to help each other out, with Titus reintroducing Kimmy to modern life, and her providing him with the inspiration that you should never give up. Together they’ll make it through whatever life throws at them.
 
Starring:  Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski
 
Thoughts:
 
Did you like 30 Rock?  If you liked 30 Rock, you will LOVE Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  Kimmy is a 29-year old woman from Indiana who, for the last 15 years, has been living in an underground bunker with the Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, who told Kimmy and her three fellow detainees that the world was coming to an end.  Upon being rescued, the “mole women” are taken to New York to appear on the Today Show.  After leaving the show, Kimmy decides she wants to stay in New York and start a new life.  She sees a young boy trying to shoplift twice, and takes him home, where she becomes his new nanny.  His mother Jaclynn (played by Jane Krakowski, in a role similar to Jenna Maroney from 30 Rock) is a women married to a billionaire who is never home. 
 
Kimmy is a simple woman, and not versed in today’s world.  Jaclynn’s step daughter instantly hates Kimmy, and can tell Kimmy is different, and sets out to find out Kimmy’s secret.
 
Kimmy finds a roommate in Titus, a gay street performer.  Titus doesn’t want a roommate, but since he doesn’t pay his rent, his landlord (played hilariously by Carol Kane) forces it.  Kimmy and Titus end up becoming very close.  He teaches her about the world, and she teaches him optimism.
 
There is one season available on Netflix, 13 episodes.  The theme song will stick in your head for days!  There are a lot of other songs that are catchy and hilarious.  I would highly recommend watching this if you have Netflix.  It’s well worth the time.
 
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