Last Friday, Netflix released the second season of its original comedy series, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” The series created, produced and occasionally written by Tina Fey follows the story of Kimmy (played by “The Office’s” Ellie Kemper), a 29-year-old woman, as she rediscovers life after escaping the doomsday bunker she was held captive in for 15 years. After years of cultural deprivation, Kimmy’s social awkwardness ends up putting her in the middle of nonstop comical situations.
New York City is not kind to Kimmy, but after befriending Titus Andromedon, a flamboyant aspiring Broadway performer played by Tituss Burgess, her life starts to turn around. Kemper and Burgess are joined by fellow cast members Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane, as well as a number of guest stars and cameos. Past guests have included Jon Hamm, Fred Armisten, Amy Sedaris and even Tina Fey herself.
While the premise of the show is dark, the sitcom is both funny, positive and quirky. After years in the underground bunker, naïve Kimmy now must navigate a life in fast-paced, modern New York City. Kimmy still maintains the maturity of her younger years before the bunker and is inept to ways of today’s culture. Fans of cult comedies like “30 Rock” or “Arrested Development” will enjoy the recurring inside jokes and gags. Season one was an immediate success, attracting a huge loyal audience who patiently waited for this second installment. The second season certainly did not disappoint. Netflix has already ordered a third season to premiere in spring of 2017.