As the first scene unfolds you see four women in long, Amish-style dresses gathered around a Christmas tree in an underground bunker singing about an apocalypse only to be interrupted by the SWAT team. In this quirky new Netflix original comedy, produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) decides to take back her life after being kidnapped and held captive by an underground Indiana doomsday cult for 15 years.
Kimmy takes on New York City with her purple Jan-Sport backpack, light-up sneakers, middle school education and wide-eyed enthusiasm. Though life keeps throwing her curveballs, she takes it all with the same amount of positivity. She finds an apartment and becomes roommates with Titus (Tittus Burgess), a gay man trying to make it on Broadway. He has been trying for years to make it and makes ends meet by working as a Times Square costume character. Titus teaches Kimmy all about the modern-day world and how to survive in New York.
As the plot unravels, Kimmy also gets a job as a nanny for an elite socialite named Jacqueline Voorhees (Jane Krakowski). Taking on the city with her middle-school education, Kimmy learns a lot about herself and the modern world. She deals with the type of problems everyone faces: jobs, how to pay rent, her small to non-existant love life and more.
This new comedy will have you laughing nonstop as unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt rediscovers herself in a whole new world without letting the past stop her. And why would she? As we know from the catchy theme song, “females are strong as hell!”
The first season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” was released March 6 on Netflix and has 13 short episodes. Similar to the quirkiness of the FOX original comedy “New Girl,” this show will keep you amazed at the enthusiasm of the lead characters.
As you progress in the season, it becomes harder and harder not to click the next episode and keep watching. But have no fear; the show has already confirmed a release of season two on Netflix.
These are the types of short and quirky episodes that are easy to binge watch and are basically the reason none of your friends have seen you this week. It becomes too easy to be obsessed with this feel-good comedy. Would you expect anything less from Tina Fey?