Wednesday, August 17, 2016

What I’m Watching: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 2, Episode 11 “Kimmy Meets a Celebrity!” (B+)

It makes sense that Kimmy would have the chance to see her life played out on a celebrity talk show, and I think Jeff Goldblum was just the actor to play the devious Dr. Dave, who was much more concerned with making a good, watchable show than actually solving anyone’s problems. Naturally, all of the guests on his show came from extremely exaggerated circumstances, and the sound of applause frightening the woman eaten by the whale was probably the most outlandish and absurd one. Only on this show would there be a talk show that tapes so frequently that multiple days pass in mere hours. Kimmy breaking up the sham of a wedding that was about to happen was a sweet and twisted event that made the eternally sheep-like Cyndee happy and salvaged their friendship, which was nice to see since Kimmy can use all the friends she has, especially with Jacqueline being so absent lately. As Lilian remained chained to a fence with no one noticing her, Titus got the chance to be a father to someone in a way that initially seemed like it was going to work out great. The thrill of using another man’s credit card liberally couldn’t match Titus’ joy at getting to mold a young boy’s love life. He enjoyed plenty of popcorn but then got to see his surrogate son lash out at him and tell him he hated him, completing the brief cycle of parenthood that Titus got to experience as he tried to make a fifth horror movie sequel into a date to remember.

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