Sunday, June 17, 2018

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

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4, Episode 1 “Kimmy Is… Little Girl, Big City!” (B)

This review comes considerably after this show first dropped on Netflix, and while I always watch streaming shows one episode per week (much later than most), it’s usually my plan to review the first episode right after it airs, but time got away from me recently. Here’s the first episode of the final season, only it’s actually the first half of the final season, and we might get a movie or two to wrap it all up, so no reason to say goodbye to Kimmy just yet. Starting with a fake credits sequence was moderately entertaining, but this episode ranked more on the bizarre side of things than the entertainingly irreverent one for me. Kimmy’s HR fiasco might not have been so over-the-top had she not thought that dropping her pants would be unobjectionable, and continuing to work there isn’t going to be good for anyone. Titus trying to win Mikey back by pretending to be on a show with Greg Kinnear seems to have actually worked, at least in the genesis of “The Capist” with the actual Kinnear starring on it. It’s good to see Jacqueline in a role that allows her to do something productive, even if she’s still saying all the wrong things when given the opportunity. Leave it to Lillian to help Artie find his eternal resting place by getting his ashes into the members-only club in disguise as cocaine, giving Lillian a huge chunk of cash that she didn’t even realize she would get.

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