Thursday, June 30, 2016

What I’m Watching: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 2, Episode 7 “Kimmy Walks into a Bar” (B+)

I’m a fan of Anna Camp in pretty much anything she does, and it’s fun to see her here as Deirdre Robespierre, who really is the perfect match for Jacqueline. The fact that her reaction to Jacqueline accidentally planning a gala for the same night as her event was to be upset that she wasn’t fighting hard enough to be her nemesis was great, and just emphasized the ridiculous nature of this show. I love that the reason for the confusion was that Mimi tried to be all fancy and use the European way of writing the date, which then got flipped back the wrong way by Sting. I knew that I recognized Keith from somewhere, and I found plenty of credits for actor Sam Page, including recurring roles on “Mad Men” and “Desperate Housewives.” Kimmy getting pegged as military because of how she responds to situations based on her time in the bunker was interesting, and though I’m not sure I buy it, I did like Keith and I’d like to see if this relationship could go anywhere. Kimmy’s trick to amuse herself when people are blabbering was fun, and it certainly seemed to amuse Titus. His concern with Mike talking too much was made most hilarious by the complete silence that he experienced when the construction workers were sitting together and he definitely said “soup” instead of “sup.” Realizing that Mike feels like he can open up to someone for the first time was a nice progression in their relationship, which, against all odds, seems to be going pretty well.

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