Tina Fey, Robert Carlock’s sitcom changes genre; authentic, hilarious


In the last couple years, Netflix has upped its game by creating various original series by Netflix themselves. In this way, it’s shown that show-watching doesn’t just happen on TV.

One of Netflix’s greatest gems has to be “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” created last year by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.

The Primetime Emmy Award-nominated show stars former “The Office” star Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt, along with Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane and Jane Krakowski.

The comedy sitcom series follows Kimmy Schmidt, a 29-year-old woman who has to adjust to her new life in New York City after being rescued from a doomsday cult in Indiana.

Her and three other women were all kidnapped when they were 14 by Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne.

As Kimmy restarts her new life in the Big Apple, she rooms with struggling actor, Titus Andromedon, while working as a nanny for street-smart landlady Jacqueline Voorhees.

Some episode titles include of “Kimmy Goes to the Doctor!,” “Kimmy Has a Birthday!,” “Kimmy Rides a Bike!” all of which attempt to recount the everyday happenings of Kimmy, as she tries to learn all that was taken away from the last fifteen years of her life.

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” has changed the way sitcoms work, as producers Fey and Carlock do an excellent job of creating an original, authentic and downright funny show.

From Kimmy’s wacky fashion sense of bright colors, backpacks and colorful sneakers, to Titus’ hit song “Peeno Noir,” the ode to black penis, it’s clear the show is far from ordinary.

Fey and Carlock take an interesting approach to the show by keeping it PG, with no cursing or nudity; an approach that proves effective, for it shows that these elements aren’t needed to make a show worth watching.

Kimmy’s hyper and ultra-positive demeanor really teaches the audience many lessons including the power of positivity, embracing your inner child, encouragement and being who you are.

Not to mention, after watching this show you’ll be in the loop to a lot of pretty fantastic inside jokes: “hashbrown no filter,” “I’m not really here!” and “Smile until you feel better, I call it Kimmying!”

From Kimmy’s child-like ways to Titus’ flamboyancy and Xan’s rebellious nature, the slew of personalities in each character is just another aspect that makes the show even more addicting.

After just a few episodes, the songified open theme song will be stuck in your head: “Unbreakable! They’re alive, dammit! It’s a miracle!” will echo non-stop for days.

Make sure you binge watch all 13 episodes of season one on Netflix, because season two is set to release on April 15.

There just isn’t another show out there like “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”; the plot, the characters and the writing is outright sensational.