By Lauren Grimaldi
Tina Fey is perhaps one of the greatest comedy show writers of our time. Her unique sense of humor shined bright in “30 Rock.” “Saturday Night Live” was at its best when she was head writer just a few years ago. She and counterpart Amy Poehler are true inspirations for young women who see parts of themselves in the characters they write and act as so skillfully.
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Fey’s latest project, premiered its second season on Netflix April 15 and did not disappoint.
It follows Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) as she continues dealing with the aftermath of escaping her freaky kidnapper and moving to New York City to start anew. To those who have not seen the show, it may not sound like it, but this is truly one of the funniest shows you can watch today. It seeks not to poke fun at the idea of being kidnapped and imprisoned but to add light to such a dark situation in a quirky and nuanced manner.
With a few exceptions, Kemper does a great job of being funny without needing to be offensive. Kimmy is lovably quirky and her optimism should make every viewer want to be a better person.
Titus Burgess plays the indescribable Titus Andromedon so skillfully that audiences should not be surprised if he wins an Emmy for his performance in the near future.
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) is unbelievable as Kimmy’s friend/former boss Jacqueline Voorhees. While she may not have the level of fame that she deserves, her unrivaled sense of comedic timing is a valuable asset to this show.
With great acting and extraordinary writing, you cannot miss this season of Kimmy Schmidt.