Tuesday, August 15, 2017

What I’m Watching: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season Finale)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3, Episode 13 “Kimmy Bites an Onion!” (B+)

I love the way that this show sees the world, as expressed through Kimmy’s eyes. I’ve often found this show to be the most ridiculous thing on television, but this season I think it embraced that just the right amount to be truly effective. Kimmy putting on mittens before she puts on her jacket just because she wants to is just one of the many things that make her who she is, and I love that she went to go take a test to become a crossing guard, which of course pitted her against the robot. Her selflessness in defying the challenge of the trolley problem to sacrifice herself rather than the kids or the businessman was impressive, and of course a simple background check that showed that she was married to a sex offender was enough to get her booted immediately. Her Vidalia onion analogy was fitting, and I like that Lillian, who claims to be able to time-travel, showed up with Zach in a DeLorean. Zach’s job offer was perfect for her, and I look forward to seeing what she’s like in her new position next season. Jacqueline has also discovered her calling – talent agent/guidance counselor bather – thanks to her featuring Titus in her story. Titus did a pretty great job performing “Boobs in California” and then pouring his heart out very publicly to Mikey, who I suspect might end up coming back next season. This has been the best season of this yet, and I look forward to more!

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Ellie Kemper

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