The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Show Review)

This show is absolutely absurd… in the best way possible! It’s like The Office times Parks and Recreation on steroids. If you enjoyed Ellie Kemper as Erin, the quirky receptionist of the later seasons of The Office, you’ll love seeing her in this lead role.

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is about a woman who’s been rescued from the cult of a crazy reverend. Kimmy has spent the past fifteen years trapped in an underground bunker with the Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne and three other woman kidnapped under the false premise of an apocalypse.

After these women are rescued from the bunker, their story goes viral and they are deemed the Mole Women. They go on talk shows to tell their story. When asked what they will be doing now that they are back in the real world, Kimmy decides that she will be heading to New York to restart her life.

I’ve been seeing this show pop up on my Netflix suggestions for months now and after finishing The Office, I decided to give it a chance. The premise originally seemed a bit too weird for me but I’ve found it to really work for the show. Every episode works to capture my attention. I’ve gone through all four seasons in a matter of two weeks.

*Spoilers Ahead*


I can relate to Kimmy’s unending positivity so much. She looks on the bright side of absolutely everything, even when she loses thousands of dollars from her purple Jansport in a nightclub on the very first episode. She has been affected in more ways than one from being trapped in that bunker. I could not believe that that marriage was legal!

richard wayne.jpgI know I’m supposed to hate the Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne for all the awful stuff he did to Kimmy, Cyndee, Gretchen, and Maria, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy his kooky personality. The man is completely insane and it’s hilarious. He somehow nearly convinced the court to release him because the man Cyndee described had a beard *gasp* as if he hadn’t just shaved his.

Titus is flamboyant in the most hilarious way. He is a *struggling* actor. His relationship with Mikey really kept me interested. That Lemonade episode was honestly wonderful. I knew he was overreacting but I was totally all the way there for that outfit and bat.

Kimmy’s relationships were super interesting. I definitely miss Dong but Daveed Diggs character, Refrigerator, was wonderful. Him wanting to be a reverend really helped us realize just how far the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was going for Kimmy.


giphy (5).gifI’m not one for conspiracy theories, but I have been speculating about this show. We all know that Kimmy  has a vivid imagination, it’s part of what kept her alive all those years in the bunker. But, what if she escaped the bunker without escaping her head. I know it’s a long shot, but what if Kimmy had a mental breakdown after she was released and she never actually went to New York. Eh, just something to think about.

And now I present: Titus Andromedontitus.gif


Author: Rachelle Saint Louis

Rachelle Saint Louis is a Haitian-American writer, born and raised in South Florida. She received a 2018 Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for her poem “Red Blood Cell.” She is currently a Psychology and English double major at Florida Atlantic University. Her poetry has been published in Rigorous Magazine. Rachelle has been writing poetry since the 7th grade and you can often find her performing Spoken Word at local open mics.

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