TV Club: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: “Kimmy Goes Outside!”

Created by 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt comes to Netflix just in time for you to finish binge-watching House Of Cards and start binge-watching this super endearing new comedy.

The series follows Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper), the survivor of a doomsday cult. Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne kidnapped Kimmy when she was in 8th grade, keeping her in an underground bunker with three other women who he also abducted and brainwashed. The pilot begins as the women are being rescued and brought back out to the world after 15 years of imprisonment.

Now, abducting women and holding them captive doesn’t really sound like the stuff of a comedy, but that’s what makes the Kimmy Schmidt pilot such a surprise. It’s a relentlessly upbeat sitcom that also has a lot of smart stuff to say about the way we treat people we …

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