Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: A Review

This spring break, I sat at home while 90% of my friends were away tanning on a beach.

My week began with a jealous case of FOMO (fear of missing out) from all of my friend’s snap chats of booze cruises, clubbing, and hiking volcanoes in tropical locations. I decided to quit my jealousy and be productive by trying to get my life organized for “real-world adulthood”, sitting on my couch, complaining about not being on a beach, taking BuzzFeed quizzes, and watching Netflix. Now I am so glad that I did, because I found an amazing new show that I want to share with you all: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

It is well known by most of my friends and family that Tina Fey is my idol. 30 Rock got me through middle school, high school, and my first two years of college.

I love Tina Fey because she is hilarious and quotable. A fun fact about many of the quotable lines from 30 Rock is that they came from the mind of Fey’s ten year old daughter, Alice.  Kids say the darnedest things.

Tina Fey’s new show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has a similar inspiration, Fey’s four year old daughter Penelope.  I can say half-shamefully and half-proudly that I watched this entire series in one sitting. I think I may have gain abs from laughing so hard.

The main character, Kimmy, has her world thrown upside down after she realizes there is still civilization on earth after spending 15 years captive in a bunker as part of a post-apocalyptic cult. After she leaves the bunker, she decides to stay in New York City. After a disastrous Today Show interview, Kimmy tackles the city with the childlike wonder of a 14 year old.  Kimmy teams up with an odd-ball crew: her hysterical roommate, Titus Andromedon, and her landlord, Lillian. Kimmy experiences a handful of life firsts such as going outside, kissing a boy and realizing she is bad at math.

After one season of thirteen episodes, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has me addicted.  From the catchy opening, “They’re alive damnit!” to “females are strong as hell.”  I highly recommend taking a look at Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix today!


Siobhan BrennanSiobhan Brennan is a senior at Fairfield University pursuing a degree in Communication and Sociology & Anthropology. She had her fifteen minutes of fame in the second grade when I was on the PBS show Arthur . . . and she is still waiting for her big return to stardom (dream big, ladies!!) Nothing gets Siobhan going like a good Instagram filter or a witty and charming twitter hashtag, which is why she believes Social Media is the marketing of the future. Siobhan has been known to crush an entire Netflix series in days, with her record being the entire Game of Thrones series in one week. Her idol since the beginning has been Liz Lemon and in true Liz Lemon fashion, yes, she would ALWAYS prefer to be bought mozzarella sticks than a drink at a bar.
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