Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2

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Starring:  Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess and Carole Kane

Airs on:  Netflix

Thoughts:

I was so excited to watch Season 2 of UKS.  Season 1 of the show was so quirky and funny.  Kimmy’s good heart and naivety where what made the show so interesting in the first place.

Season 2 begins where Season 1 left off – finding out that Titus was married.  His wife Vonda is back, and she wants a divorce.  We also find Jacqueline still with her native American family, not fitting in.  Kimmy is still hung up on Dong, her Vietnamese ex-boyfriend who got married to someone else for a green card.  Jacqueline is still dealing with only getting $12 million in her divorce settlement (which makes her poor).

The first 7 episodes of Season 2 weren’t real funny.  Titus meets a guy named Mike, whom he starts dating.  He’s all Italian and a construction worker, who is not “out”.  There is a lot of focus on Jacqueline, who is quite frankly the most annoying character on this show.  I’m not sure why she’s even on it, to be honest.  Sidebar – I have to wonder if Jane Krakowski ever gets bored of playing the same type of character – annoying, dumb blonde who is self-absorbed.  She played pretty much the same character on 30 Rock.  End sidebar.

Episode 8 is where things start to pick up.  Kimmy and Dong take a trip to the Poconos, where hilarity ensues.  Kimmy also learned how to drive, and is now an Uber driver (I found this hilarious).  Kimmy meets Andrea (played hilariously by Tina Fey, who is the executive producer) as an Uber customer, and ends up becoming her patient (Andrea is a shrink).

Episode 9 also featured some of the funniest moments of the season.  Kimmy and Titus still get cassette tapes (lol) and they get bad tapes (think Kids Bop) of made up songs that sound similar to real songs.  The funniest moment of the season to me was when “Brother Baptist” (sounds like Sister Christian) started playing.  I nearly spit out my water – so funny.

Episode 10 finds Mike coming out to his Italian family, which was really funny.  Kimmy also starts therapy and comes to realize her mom (gasp) is the root of her problems. Kimmy goes in search of her mom (I won’t spoil who plays her mom, but it was awesome) and she finds her mom at Universal Studios Orlando, because her mom is a “coaster-head”.

The season ended on another cliffhanger, but again,  I won’t spoil.  The season overall was uneven, but the last few episodes made up for it.

Still worth watching, but you definitely want to watch Season 1 first.

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