Why Everyone Needs To Watch 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'
Tina Fey is one of my favorite writers and comedians. She has the Midas touch in entertainment; every movie or TV show she is involved in turns to gold. So when I heard she was writing and creating a new television series, I just about peed myself from excitement. The show, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", is about a girl who is freed from a doomsday cult that kept her underground for 15 years, and is now trying to start a new life in New York City. I know, the plot seems absurd. I believe, however, that the insane storyline, the lighthearted comedy, and the genius of the writers and cast, will come together to make a fantastic new series.
The show stars Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, and Tituss Burgess. All three of these actors have already made a name for themselves in comedy. Kemper is best known for her role as Erin Hannon in "The Office", as well as her role in the movie "Bridesmaids." Both Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess played parts in Tina Fey's insanely popular "30 Rock." Pair these three actors with writers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, both of whom wrote for "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock," and you get the incredible comedy team behind "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt".
My advice would be for anyone who uses Netflix to at least watch the pilot episode. (And if you don't have Netflix, what are you doing? It's 2015 -- get Netflix.) Reviews for the show so far have been very positive, especially for the pilot. "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" is sure to be a new crowd favorite, with its infectious positivity and hilarity. I can already tell that I will be spending this weekend binge-watching the first season, and I will be loving every second of it.
Abigail Drueke is a first year telecommunications major at the University of Florida and a contributor to Moviefone's Campus Beat.