unbreakable kimmy schmidt"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" tells the tale of chronic optimist Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) as she tackles New York after being rescued from a doomsday cult that kept her and three other women in an underground bunker for 15 years. (Tina Fey's presence as the show's co-creator is apparent from the opening scenes of the series, when news reporters state that the cult's leader, Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, is also known to Yelp users in the area as "Durnsville's worst wedding DJ.") Kimmy attempts to navigate the Big City while discovering how the world has changed throughout the years, and here are some of the reasons why you should join her on her journey (some spoilers).

Kimmy Is No Damsel in Distress

After being kidnapped and placed in an underground bunker for 15 years, you would think that Kimmy would be a psychotic mess. Surprisingly, between her vivacious new roommate, Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess), and self-indulgent, socialite boss Jacqueline Voorhees (Jane Krakowski), Kimmy tends to be the only grown-up around most of the time. She's not a victim. Over the course of a day, she managed to find an apartment, get a roommate (he came with the apartment), get a job, lose said job, and get the job back. All while keeping her cool. You'd expect one of Indiana's "Mole Women" to spend her days curled up in a ball, but Kimmy tries to enjoy her newfound freedom in various ways, like making new friends or finding the fountain from the opening credits of "Friends."

Titus Knows Best

Titus is perhaps one of the best television characters I've seen in a while. This Broadway hopeful usually spends his days partaking in an assortment of antics in an effort to reach stardom (including using copyright law to muscle the owner of a costume rental shop into returning his deposit). Although impractical in his own life, Titus doesn't tolerate foolishness when it comes to Kimmy. He grounds her and helps her find her way back whenever she is overcome with traumatic memories of the bunker.

The Apartment

Decorated with Barbie furniture, a broken TV, and coffin linings as curtains, Titus and Kimmy's basement apartment is what you'd expect from two people in New York City with horrible job prospects. The place may be a conglomerate of purple and glitter, the ceiling may be missing in some spots, and the walls might be thin enough for you to walk through, but for Titus and Kimmy it's home.

The Villains

The Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne isn't the only evil Kimmy has to endure. When Kimmy hits New York, she also finds herself up against a GED teacher who wants his class to fail, an overly hormonal teenager, Xanthippe (pronounced "Zan-thip-ee"), and a senile blind date who thinks she's a German spy from World War II.

Celebrity Cameos

The series is filled with special appearances. There's Nick Kroll as a dedicated spin-class instructor, Dean Norris as Titus's "straight" acting coach, and Amy Sedaris as one of Jacqueline's divorced friends. Jon Hamm and Martin Short also provide memorable performances. And who would want to miss Tina Fey herself as half of a lawyer duo who burst out a tag-team routine during opening statements at trial.

Jam-Packed Comedy

When you take a 30-year-old woman who hasn't seen the outside world since Clinton was President and drop her in the middle of New York City, you end up with countless hilarious scenes. Kimmy's lack of knowledge of up-to-date pop culture references is obvious when two girls in a club ask her if she does "Molly" and she replies that Molly is her favorite American Girl doll. But, Kimmy isn't the only one to find herself lost in a situation. In Episode 3: "Kimmy Goes on a Date!," Titus is so caught up in a lie that he is forced to sing Boyz II Men's "I'll Make Love to You" at a Korean stranger's funeral. Whether it's episode dealing with a robot who's a better wife than Mrs. Voorhees or one dealing with the fact that it's easier to be a werewolf than a black man in NYC, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" never disappoints.

Toshia Smith is a 1L at St. John's University School of Law and a contributor to Moviefone's Campus Beat. Are you a current college student with a love for all things movies and TV? Contribute to Campus Beat!