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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (2015)




Critic Consensus: 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.


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
Nick Kroll
as Tristafé
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Critic Reviews for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (33)

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

March 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.

March 6, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

March 5, 2015 | Full Review…

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

March 5, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

March 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.

March 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1


Well-written, perfectly cast, and executed brilliantly, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is the fun, smart brain-child of Tina Fey.


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A surprise hit bringing fresh ideas into sitcoms. The premise itself is simply great, it has enough satire and stereotype to fill each episode. I loved the ensemble and the writing, both worked superbly. The first few episodes may be quite boring but if you managed to survive through the first 3 episodes then you'll begin to see the beauty in this comedy gold.


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