I am not always super informed about the latest TV craze or Netflix phenomenon. We all know that I’m a fairly terrible TV watcher. But this past week, I’ve seen a little buzz here and there that grabbed my attention a little. Some more than others. (Thanks, Jessi.)
“Apocalypse, Apocalypse we caused it with our dumbness”
Netflix has a new original series to enable all of my binge-watching tendencies. (My preferred mode of TV viewing.) The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is everything in a TV show I didn’t know was missing in my life. Tina Fey is involved in the awesome, so I feel like we all should’ve seen this coming. I mean, the show was released a week ago. What took us so long???
After being rescued from an underground bunker in which she lived the past 15 years, Kimmy Schmidt decides to move to New York to have a normal life. She makes friends with her new roommate Titus, and works as a babysitter for Jacqueline Voorhees, the wife of a millionaire with many issues. Even though many obstacles are thrown her way, Kimmy makes the best of her new life while having to adapt to the new world around her.
I don’t want to spoil things for you but I love these characters. I’m not ready to give them up once I get through the season so I stopped at the 7th episode and re-watched episodes 1 and 2. (You are not allowed to pass any judgments until you’ve at least gotten to the third episode and then tell me that you won’t be doing the same.) I don’t know why NBC passed on this show but I’m incredibly grateful that Netflix swooped in to save us all from having to live a life without Kimmy and Titus and Lillian and Jacqueline.
Correction: I just learned that NBC didn’t know where to put the show in their line-up and gave the Netflix option. DONE.
“I envy you. I’ve never been able to meet me!”
I love Kimmy. She is probably exactly what I would be like living in New York after being kidnapped and locked in a bunker for 15 years. (Just a guess.) Even the cheesy outfits and outdated slang she can’t help using would be right up my alley. I would be fast friends with Titus and I would gladly write down said outdated slang I’m not allowed to say anymore in the notebook he’s making me use. I fudging love that guy. Carol Kane playing Lillian makes me happier than I can even tell you and the perfect landlord, I do believe. Now, if we’re being honest, I would probably hate working for the Voorhees family but Jane Krakowski as Jacqueline is inspired and DAMN FUNNY. She’s a hot mess of crazy in all the best ways and please let her live forever, amen.
“I’m tough like a diamond. Or beef jerky in a ball gown.”
To be quite honest, I’m not even sure why you are still reading this. Don’t be a dumb-dumb! You should be Netflix-ing the heck out of this show and while the theme song plays on a constant rotation in YOUR head like it is mine. And Sarah’s. (Sorry not sorry, Sarah.)