Friday, August 21, 2020

Netflix Catch-Up: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Penultimate Episode)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4, Episode 11 “Kimmy is Rich*!” (B-)

This episode leaned a little bit too much towards the ridiculous, but I don’t know why I expect anything different from this show. I’ve never actually seen “Cats,” and it’s funny that this episode came almost a year before the film was released that was received terribly by critics and audiences alike. This show would come up with a concept like this, and naturally Titus managed to ruin his newfound Broadway success by immediately spilling the beans to Jacqueline, who used it to her advantage to win back Greg Kinnear, a previous guest star on this show, as a client. I was excited to see Paul Walter Hauser as a guest star, and didn’t remember that he appeared in the second episode of this season. I think that’s because it aired all the way back in May 2018, which was before I knew him from anything but “I, Tonya,” and before he starred in “Late Night,” “BlacKkKlansman,” and “Richard Jewell.” Zachary Quinto from “Heroes” was the horribly chauvinistic Eli Rubin, who was eager to quash all of Jacqueline’s dreams and not ready for her very long but somehow effective catchphrase. It’s pretty incredible that Kimmy lasted at her job when she calls a website one of those “internet buying places,” and it was smart, if a bit twisted, that she managed to use her own sexual harassment complaint to blackmail Zach into helping to sell her books to kids who weren’t creeps just yet. Being evicted from their sideways tugboat was an unexpected ending, and I guess I’m curious to see how things play out in the finale.

No comments: