I thought I’d pretty much given up on covering TV, what with all the commitment and such. But, as they so often do, Netflix have pulled right me back in.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is fabulous, like go-out-and-tell-all-your-friends fabulous!
The Tina Fey/Robert Carlock-helmed fish-out-of-water comedy was all set to air on NBC over in the States but, in a last minute switcheroo, it ended up in the hands of Netflix . . . and I can’t think of a better home.
But, part of me wishes they were pushing it more because they’ve really struck gold here. A high-profile US comedy with eight of the nine leads being female and the only lead male character being black and gay? Say whaaat!
That being said, however much that pleases me, it’s no get out of jail free card. A bad show’s a bad show; gender progressive, or not.
But, fear not, the writing’s sharp, Ellie Kemper's endlessly watchable in the lead role and the jokes are whip-smart. Fey brings her A-game to this project, but she’s far from the only voice on show and how joyous it is to hear such angelic tones from a group of creatives all singing from the same hymn sheet.
With today being ‘International Women’s Day’, go watch Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt . . . I can’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate.