Are you missing 30 Rock? Well then you’re in luck! Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is filling that void with more snappy clarinet walking music and musical gags. With exchanges like:
“Why is your neck so greasy?”
“I fell asleep eating a hot pocket.”
You’ll feel like Liz Lemon never left television!
The writing is deliriously great…if it were for Liz Lemon. But it’s still pretty great for Kimmy Schmidt. Ellie Kemper as Kimmy is essentially a lighter-brained Liz. And then there’s Jane Krakowski as Jacqueline Voorhees, Kimmy’s boss. It feels like an alternate universe where Jenna Maroney has married money and had her showbiz memory erased by the Men in Black.
There are plenty of guest stars to wait patiently to see: Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, Richard Kind, Dean Norris, Amy Sedaris, Martin Short, Matt Lauer, Nick Kroll, Kiernan Shipka. Someone has a Mad Men fetish!!
The thing about this show is… you have to get through the first few episodes before you buy it. That makes it just like 30 Rock, actually. You really want to see the Ghostbusters homage portrayed Ki Hong Lee as “Dong Nguyen” [start another discussion about stereotyping on CNN because that’s a little too boring for me here].
And you don’t want to miss Richard Kind as Mr. Lefkovitz. If you make it to that episode, you’ll be unable to resist watching the rest of the season. Because by this point, you’ll have no idea why you’re watching, but you’re unable to stop.
It was believable until the moment Martin Short gets punched in the face. Then again with the dolphin. Just wait for it, you’ll understand what I mean. Come back and read this again when you’ve somehow watched the whole season.
I won’t spoil the identity of Richard Wayne Gary Wayne. I won’t do it. I won’t. Won’t. Don’t look at IMDB – it’s better if you don’t know ahead of time.
Watch the trailer and decide for yourself if you want to devote the time to it, but I suggest watching if you were a 30 Rock Fan or you have serious love for Ellie Kemper and guest stars.