Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is A Quirky New Adventure From Tina Fey

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

This month Netflix debuted the first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Brought to us from “30 Rock” executive producers, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the comedy series follows Kimmy Schmidt, one of four women rescued from a doomsday cult. She decides to start her life over as a nanny for an Upper East Side socialite Jaqueline (Jane Krakowski from “30 Rock”) in New York City. Armed with light-up sneakers, a middle school education and a backpack Kimmy is ready to take on the world. 

After landing her job as a Nanny, Kimmy also finds a roommate in Tituss. A struggling actor with a flair for the dramatic. 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. From there Kimmy works to keep her true identity a secret while everyone around her reveals theirs surprising secrets. Of course along the way she finds herself in a love triangle, she loses her job once or twice, attempts to Nanny a teenager less than half her age and somehow – despite her severe lack of education – she finds herself being the hilariously quirky shoulder everyone seems to lean on. 

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I have to admit I blew threw the first season of this show in just a few days. There is something refreshing about Kimmy. She has a kind heart, a keen perspective and a resiliency that shouldn’t be seen with someone who spent 15 years trapped underground thinking the world has ended. Tituss makes the perfect roommate, alternating between her begrudging frenemy and mentor before finally becoming a valued friend. Meanwhile not everything is as it seems concerning Jaqueline, her socialite employer. 

I won’t pretend there aren’t a few major plot holes in the film but I feel if they had been filled in, the show would have ended up entirely darker than it was going for and I think it was a wise decision. I can’t wait to see what Season 2 brings Kimmy, Titus and Jaqueline.  

Surf and Sunshine is part of the Netflix Stream Team. Information was provided for this post, however all opinions remain our own.

19 thoughts on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is A Quirky New Adventure From Tina Fey”

  1. This looks like a great show to check out! We have been enjoying other Netflix shows and this sounds like another good one to add to our list. I don’t watch much TV any more so I am all for Netflix suggestions!

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  2. Looking forward to watching a funny lady on TV. I love to laugh and Tina F. is quite funny so I know Kimmy will be.

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  3. I actually appreciate those shows you can just enjoy. Especially on lazy afternoon when the kids are away. I will definitely check this out the next time I have some time to myself.

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  4. We love our Netflix, we’ve been subscribers for a long time. I hadn’t heard of this series before.

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  5. I watched the entire season on Netflix. Then my husband complained that I watched it without him, so I am watching it again. It’s even funnier the second time around! I realize how fast the jokes come and I missed some the first time.

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  6. i saw the first 2 episodes of this, and i didn’t love it. i liked her on the office, but this was just too much for me. my husband liked it a little better then i did. maybe it will grow on me like it is with liz :)

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  7. We’re longtime Netflix subscribers, it’s all my son watches. I hadn’t heard of this series before.

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  8. I am seriously in love with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt! I’ve watched the season twice now and still laugh at each episode and it really makes me think about life in general.

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  9. I haven’t seen this show, but am always looking for something to watch on tv. Maybe, I will be watching Season 2. We have been talking about getting Netflex.

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  10. I have heard so much about this show and have added it to my Netflix list for the gym. I can’t wait to check it out!

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  11. I am on the fence with this show. There are parts that I really enjoy and parts I can do without. She kind of gets on my nerves but then I really like her.

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  12. I was just talking about this with my son the other day. He said he wasn’t sure about it at first, but he’s starting to like it. I’ll have to watch!

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