Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Is Exactly What I Needed
I\'ve been very exasperated at the state of everything lately. It seems like life\'s a suckfest on every level. Politics, violence, hatred, no one can agree on anything anymore. It\'s a lot to take.
So I would like to write a little something about a Netflix show that\'s been keeping me from being a
total downer. A show that\'s so relentlessly upbeat, you can\'t help but smile. A show with fun characters and memorable quotes and awesome guest stars. A show that\'s not trying to make a bold political statement. A show without heavy real-world problems or gratuitous violence. (Not that I don\'t love a lot of those, too - but this is not about them, dammit.)
This is the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt spot, so I guess I should stop attempting to be mysterious: I\'m talking about
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is about a woman named Kimmy who was kidnapped by a doomsday cult leader as a teenager and held in an underground bunker with three other women for fifteen years. The show begins when Kimmy and her bunker-mates are rescued. Kimmy is so happy to be living a real life again, she wants to do everything, and she\'s going to do it all with a smile on her face, gosh-darn it!
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has kind of been the best part of my day lately. Season 3 just came out and I\'m trying to ration the episodes instead of binging them, because I want something new to look forward to tomorrow.
Kimmy is innocent, pure, and freakishly optimistic. If you\'re not rooting for Kimmy, you\'re wrong. The supporting characters are all so fun and outlandish it seems like they could only exist in the UKS universe. (That\'s a good thing. It means they don\'t remind me of anyone in the real world.) The colors are bright and Kimmy\'s wardrobe is A+. The link is one of my all-time favorites. (It\'s going to get stuck in your head, but it\'s so fun, I don\'t think you\'ll mind.) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a great opportunity to leave the sick, sad world behind and genuinely laugh for half an hour at a time.
So thank you for existing, Kimmy Schmidt. Thank you for creating her, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. And thank you to everyone else who makes this show such a great escape. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is exactly the kind of show I need.
tl;dr - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a gift, and you should watch it if you need an upper.
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