Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Critics Consensus

Blessed with originality and a spot-on performance from Ellie Kemper, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is as odd as it is hilarious.



Critic Ratings: 59


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User Ratings: 1785
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Air date: Mar 6, 2015
Air date: Mar 6, 2015
Air date: Mar 6, 2015
Air date: Mar 6, 2015
Air date: Mar 6, 2015
Air date: Mar 6, 2015
Air date: Mar 6, 2015
Air date: Mar 6, 2015
Air date: Mar 6, 2015
Air date: Mar 6, 2015
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The first season of this sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock follows an Indiana woman, Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), following her emergence from an underground bunker 15 years after the leader of a doomsday cult, Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm), convinces her and three other girls that the apocalypse has arrived. Fueled by her resilience and positive nature, Kimmy decides to take the $13,000 that she received from the "mole women" fund and travel to New York City in pursuit of a new beginning. After arriving in the city and having all of her money stolen, she finds a job as a nanny for a rich, eccentric Manhattan socialite, Jacqueline Voorhees (Jane Krakowski). Kimmy then befriends an unusual landlady, Lillian (Carol Kane), and becomes the roommate of an animated yet pessimistic aspiring Broadway singer, Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess), who works a series of odd-end jobs in hopes of eventually achieving his dreams. In the inaugural season, Kimmy learns to adapt to life in the 21st century, finds herself in the middle of a love triangle, and joins forces with her fellow mole women in an attempt to put Reverend Wayne Gary Wayne behind bars once and for all. Tina Fey, Martin Short and Jerry Minor make guest appearances.


Ellie Kemper
as Kimmy Schmidt
Lauren Adams
as Gretchen
Sara Chase
as Cyndee
Jane Krakowski
as Jaqueline Voorhees
Dylan Gelula
as Xanthippe Voorhees
Tanner Flood
as Buckley Voorhees
Nick Kroll
as Tristafé
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Critic Reviews for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 1

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (35)

Kemper is delightfully daffy in this modern Mary Tyler Moore role, oozing wonder as she discovers the marvels of the new millennium -- matching tattoos?

Mar 6, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

There never was any doubt that Ellie Kemper could anchor her own comedy series. She's all lightness, charm, vitality and teeth -- big bright ones that have a character all their own.

Mar 6, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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In case you couldn't tell, this is a comedy. And it's a good one, warm and charming, genuinely funny, and also odd enough to come from Tina Fey and writing partner Robert Carlock, late of 30 Rock.

Mar 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Despite the darkness of its premise, Schmidt's tone, like that of its heroine, is indomitably sunny.

Mar 5, 2015 | Full Review…
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The execution of the high concept is rich with many excellent details, gags, and characters.

Mar 5, 2015 | Full Review…

It's a hilarious, sneaky-exhilarating ode to losing yourself in the big city - and just maybe finding your way in the process.

Mar 5, 2015 | Full Review…

A straight sitcom that has pure darkness lurking on all sides.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Leave it to Tina Fey to turn a seriously disturbed storyline into a perfectly quotable laugh-out-loud comedy.

Sep 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is one of the best shows of 2015.

May 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Thankfully, almost every line in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a double entendre or clever, zeitgesty pun. The jokes come so fast, in fact, that if you laugh too hard at one, you'll miss the next.

Mar 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1

  • Apr 22, 2019
    I am (very) late to this party, but the show is great. Amazing writing & casting choices. Even better than 30 Rock. Should be a prime-time show on a major network as well as Netflix. Love all the fat jokes from Krakowski & her daughter, and Carol Kane is great as Lillian. Oh, and the obvious play on the FLDS cult is hilarious. "Mole women". LOL.
  • Jan 25, 2019
    I felt like I was mindlessly passing time watching this show.
  • Dec 16, 2018
    Most comedy-packed season I've ever watched of any show. I had to rewatch it several times just to catch all the jokes I missed from laughing so hard.
  • Dec 15, 2018
    S1 has a dark, underlining tone, but the humor is so sharp, the characters so quirky and energetic, that this Tina Fey sitcom is a roaring good time full of celeb cameos.
  • Nov 04, 2018
    Just hilarious. I really like it.
  • Jun 19, 2018
    The funniest show since Seinfeld. I won't miss an episode!
  • Mar 03, 2018
    so refreshing to see a comedy show without a laugh track. BAD:ehhhh.......i'm sure i can think of something.........mmmhhhhhhhhh it's one episode too long? GOOD:this series is the perfect balance of wierdness,amazing jokes and commentery and incredble preformences mostly ellie kemper wich,this is the first time i have ever seen her in a show but this is the preformence of her life.this show is just amazing that i ended binging 6 episodes of it. WOW 4.5/5 9/10 95/100
  • Jan 21, 2018
    Funny and weird to be weird
  • Dec 03, 2017
    Like watching narrative sugar. It might taste good but its bad for you.
  • Nov 29, 2017
    I'm trying to like it, I really am, but if it wasn't for Titus, I would've stopped after the first two episodes to be honest.

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