TV Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Isn't Netflix the best? I sure think so. I wonder five years from now when I go back and read this post if Netflix will still be a big player in TV? That's probably a post for a different day. Whether its House of Cards or Orange is the New Black, Jenn and I consume a lot of Netflix. After watching the trailer for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (which is produced by Tina Fey) I knew Jenn and I were going to watch it.
With everything going on in our life right now, we've been shying away from watching any heavy dramas. So when Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt launched on Netflix Jenn and I picked it right up and finished the thirteen episode first season. I will say that the first half of the thirteen episode season was spectacular. You could feel Tina Fey's hands all over it. It had a great quirky sense of humor that exuded from the main character Kimmy played by Ellie Kemper (who you might recognize from The Office).
The show is super bizarre but in the best possible way. It's unfortunate though that the last couple of episodes are kind of to far off base. With both Tina Fey and Jon Hamm playing pivotal roles in those last two episodes things just get out of control. That's not to say that there isn't still a ton to love about this show. I for one just found the whole thing to be the perfect amount of weird and quirky to make for an enjoyable show.
Its not a perfect television show but I can absolutely see why Netflix picked it up after NBC decided not to go with it. It fits the Netflix binge watching model perfectly. I look forward to seeing where Netflix takes the show after this excellent start.