Friday, August 28, 2015
"Females are strong as hell."
You'll recognize the title if you're familiar with the netflix original, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Tina Fey has created a show with heart and quirk that echoes her past successes such as 30 Rock. For those who don't know, the show follows the story of a young woman named Kimmy Schmidt. She was rescued from a doomsday cult and had spent the last 15 years of her life trapped in an underground bunker. To regain control her life, she decides to head to New York City (where the magic happens.)
Even while studying in London, I needed my TV fix. On those oh so familiar cold, overcast days I buckled down and binge watched the first season. Even the opening sequence to the show is genius. In true autotuned "hide yo kids, hide yo wife" style, Unbreakable creates a tune that will stick in your head for days. If you want to watch it:
The writing is genius. Jokes about race, gender, class, age and sexuality are pushed to the edge of being "acceptable." But that is the entire point of the show. Fey wants people to be able to laugh at the big things and explore and make it more open for discussion.
Another reason I love the show is because of the all star cast. From past shows like The Office and 30 Rock, Fey brings in some old favorites. Returning stars like Ellie Kemper and Jane Krakowski join fresh faces like Tituss Burgess to mesh into this hilarious sort of outcast group.
If you love comedy that includes references, sight gags (like a negative $1 bill) and witty one liners you will love this show.
(we can all relate)