Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Honestly, this new season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is the entire reason I renewed my subscription to Netflix. The first season is one of my go-to feel-good TV shows, and its absurd humor is exactly tailored to mine. I was mildly disappointed with the first half of season two, which felt disjointed and purposeless, but when the second half kicked in, I was hooked again!
This seasons’s strength is in its continued analysis of Kimmy’s traumatic life spending 15 years in a bunker with a deranged cult leader/probably rapist. The fact that this show can make her PTSD (nervous burps, unintended violence when in intimate situations) funny without minimizing her pain is, quite frankly, astounding. Massive shout out to Tina Fey for playing an incredibly insightful if wildly inappropriate boozy psychologist.
And while we’re on the topic of guest stars…Jeff Goldblum! I have SUCH a massive crush on this stuttering giant of a man, so imagine my ecstatic delight when he showed up as a day time talk show psychologist who tries to pit Kimmy against fellow Indiana Mole Woman. He is perfect in everything, THANK YOU for giving me more of him.
And Jon Hamm! While he wasn’t in this season quite as much as the last, that teaser at the end!! I assume it’s promising us a lot more of him in the future. And Lisa Kudrow as Kimmy’s mom! I would never have thought to cast her, but they are undeniably mother/daughter in all the right weird and tragic ways.
I cannot talk about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt without discussing Titus Andromedon, everybody’s favorite fierce gay black man. He has an astounding ability to be hilarious through words, actions, and expressions. This season he actually manages to mature a little without losing any of his distinctly Titus flavor.