Television Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 1

Yesterday I wrote about how I watched ten episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in one sitting, and consequently got slightly depressed and felt guilty for wasting my time. I don’t feel guilty if I’m watching just one or two episodes of television in one sitting, just when it gets upward of three hours. This had nothing to do with my enjoyment of the programme, which is relatively high. A show can be bingeable without being good – thankfully Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was both. Unlike the rest of the Netflix original series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was developed for NBC for Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and when NBC decided to shift their brand towards drama, the screening/broadcast/streaming rights were sold to Netflix. I’m so glad that Netflix picked up a second season of this show, because it came together really well, and I absolutely love that theme song. I’m actually surprised I didn’t wake up singing it, because I went to bed singing it last night.

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