Directors: too many to name!
Creators: Robert Carlock & Tina Fey
Writers: Robert Carlock, Tina Fey
… and a lot of others
Length: approx 22-36 minutes each episode
The show that was specifically written by Tina Fey for the ray of light of The Office US and Bridesmaids came out on Netflix with its third season on the 19th of May and I'm proud to say I managed to finished the whole new 13 episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in 2.5 sittings.
If you never heard about this sitcom before, here’s roughly what is about: Kimmy Schmidt was 14 when she was kidnapped by the equally insane, handsome and charismatic Rev. Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, and spent 15 years of her life in an underground bunker with three other girls. After getting rescued from the doomsday cult, she decides the best place to start off fresh is the Big
Apple. Once in New York City Kimmy rents a room in a basement with Titus, a wannabe Broadway actor (that in real life has worked on Broadway many times, was also as Sebastian in The Little Mermaid) landlady Lillian (many of us know her for being Granny in Addams Family Values but she’s also been in many other projects on the big and small screen) that can’t stand gentrification and has a flock of glorious blond hair – that has nothing to do with the story, I’m just so jealous!
Soon after Kimmy finds work as a babysitter of the kids for rich spoiled Jacqueline Voorhees (yes like Jason from Friday the 13th) played by the always entertaining Jane Krakowski, that as you might imagine is a freaking nightmare to work for – and her kids are a handful too.
Don't make the assumption to think this is a chick show because it really isn't. I don't care if you are a man or a woman, gay or straight, doesn't matter where you are from and what your background is. If you have a sense of humor, you will fall in love with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!
To be specific, why you watch this show? First of all every single character is amazingly written, from the naïve Kimmy to the criminally insane Lillian, from the over the top Titus to the unbelievably out of touch with reality Jacqueline. And let’s not forget the secondary actors that it doesn’t matter if they’re there for an episode like Ray Liotta (the shop attendant) and Maya Rudolph (Dionne Warwick) or they’re recurrent like Tina Fey (Kimmy’s shrink) and Gil Birmingham (Jacqueline’s father), they all bring their A-Game.
Fun Fact: Before he became famous, Jon Hamm (Rev. Richard Wayne Gary Wayne) was a high school drama teacher in Missouri; one of his drama students was Ellie Kemper - What are the chances?!
This is probably the most uplifting thing you’ll ever watch – I dare you not to have a big smile on your face at the end of every single episodes.
You probably won’t get all the jokes and references, there are so many even the cast struggles, but that doesn’t change the fact that Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is one of the best comedy show in recent years.
Written by Mags
Special mention must go to the theme song, composed by Tina Fey’s husband Jeff Richmond, with lyrics written by Fey and Carlock, performed by comedian Mike Britt and mixed by The Gregory Brothers (the ones from the Bed Intruder Song) is just the perfect way to start off every episode . There are four versions of the title song out there and here’s one. the old photo of a little redheaded girl giving a thumbs up in a cowboy hat it's a childhood photo of Ellie Kemper.