Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What I’m Watching: The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1, Episode 7 “Kimmy Goes to a Party” (B-)

This episode surprised me with its dark and dramatic turn at the very end of the episode, after Jacqueline spent the entire half-hour trying to prove that her husband was cheating with the woman who it turned out was helping him to build a robot that effectively managed to replace her. Digging a grave for the robot was the height of silliness, and then, all of a sudden, it became abundantly clear that he was having an affair with their therapist, who had previously been using the shame puppet to convince her that she was insane. Ending the episode with her taking the puppet and swearing at her husband was intense, and that makes me considerably more intrigued about this show. Otherwise, the episode was relatively standard. Titus getting invited to the party as the entertainment was a great way for our two favorite roommates to help each other out, and of course all of Titus’ efforts to impress the big Broadway producer in attendance who be for naught because he was actually just the owner of a theme restaurant. Xanthippe reveled in the opportunity to shame Kimmy and unmask her attempts to pretend to be part of high society, but that’s just Kimmy being Kimmy, unconcerned with such things as being wealthy and much more excited about the chance to get to play the part of someone else. That Logan was still interested in Kimmy after finding out the truth suggests that maybe she’s hit the jackpot and found a guy who might just help open her eyes to the world and not be turned off by her bunker past.

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