Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (2015)

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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

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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.

Cast

Ellie Kemper
as Kimmy Schmidt
Lauren Adams
as Gretchen
Sara Chase
as Cyndee
Jane Krakowski
as Jaqueline Voorhees
Carol Kane
as Lillian
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 (60) | Top Critics (36)

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.

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The execution of the high concept is rich with many excellent details, gags, and characters.

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

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

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

[Ellie] Kemper is a fantastic physical comedian. Even a casual lean against a door that proves just a shade too far away - a move nearly as classic as a slip on a banana peel - is freshly hilarious, and surprisingly poignant

Apr 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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

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

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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…

There's nothing generic about the funny (and charming) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

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Audience Reviews for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1

  • Jul 05, 2020
    The first couple of seasons were so fun and refreshing, after that it became predictable and lost the magic it had in the beginning
  • May 31, 2020
    I absolutely love the way this show presents trauma and growth with positivity and inclusivity.
  • May 30, 2020
    Give this quirky show a chance and watch every season.
  • May 18, 2020
    The first season had me laughing, but not all of the punches hit. It was a good first season for a show. It's obvious that the show is figuring out what it wants to be, which is NOT bad.
  • May 16, 2020
    Cringey and awful. Just a waste of time
  • Oct 31, 2019
    Ugh. Forgettable. The positives: there is no laugh track, and I DID laugh in spots. There is some quick-witted humor here and there. Negatives: The plot is roughly 'single girl makes it in NYC' - there isn't really anything else to it. The whole mole woman thing seems to have no bearing on the rest of the show other than to get a few quick jokes in here and there. The lead seems perfectly well at home in NY almost from episode 1. I get the impression this is supposed to be a fish out of water story, but the fish is fine in the tank and one of the LEAST standout-ish characters, other than annoyingly large amounts of energy that cause her to flap about alot. I can almost hear the director 'more arm flapping!' Most of the characters are almost caricatures - vain couger boss, gay black friend, crazy cat lady landlord, upbeat hardworking but unintentionally funny immigrant. It is hard to watch as they insert random PC snipes from what might be considered prejudiced stereotypes - eesh. This show is clearly not for my demographic, so I am probably harsher to it than the show deserves, and I suspect for the show to make it 4 or 5 seasons or whatever, there must be some character development later on.
  • Oct 28, 2019
    I love Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt Season 1 because it's oddly hilarious and obviously the best Netflix Original Comedy Seires!
  • 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.

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