Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SHUT UP AND GO WATCH THIS: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

                                Netflix, via UPI

Keeping yourself sane is pretty insane, when you think about it.  We've all got shit to do, clearly; going to work, picking up the kids from tap lessons, cleaning your shotgun, blowing up that rival meth lab- the modern person tends to have a lot on their plate.  It can wear on anyone, honestly.  The beauty of the world we live in, however, is that there's always some way or another to distract you from all the "important" things and allow you to instead do the important things.  You could go watch TV, or watch a movie, or watch TV or a movie on a computer or a tablet or a smartphone or whatever.  Lots of options, you see.

There's a lot of times, though, where it's hard to find something that is worth your time.  Hey, I get it, you being that important business person or firefighter or crazy cat lady, you can't afford to break from your busy schedule to peruse local listings or the newspapers for things relevant to your interests (do newspapers still do that?  WAIT- do newspapers still EXIST?).  Lucky for you, oh beautiful inhabitants of cyberspace, that is where I (attempt) to come in.  Sure, you could listen Netflix's recommendations, or- OR, you could take my hand as I guide you to entertainment that I enjoy.  Things like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

I love me some Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  To put it eloquently, this shit is good.  The show follows a woman named Kimmy (played by the energetic Ellie Kemper), who lived in an underground fallout shelter for 15 years after believing the Apocalypse had occurred.  Realizing she has chance to live the life she wants, she decides to go out on her own in New York City, the place where every dreams always come true.  Always, as in always always.  No one's ever failed in New York City.  True statement.  From there, she uses her 8th grade education and her smiley face to live life to fullest, while learning about the world of 2015.

                                via imgur

The show is brought in part by Tina Fey.  Yes, that Tina Fey.  Even if you don't know the name, you've probably seen some of her work.  Everything she's done in the last decade is pretty amazing, even the things people forget about.  She wrote Mean Girls, which is five times better than it should be.  She was one half of the best "Weekend Update" crew that SNL has had in years, along with Amy Poehler.  And, of course, she created 30 Rock, classic comedy show that even got Alec Baldwin to behave for a few minutes.

The cast is crazy and fun, and it has the quick whit and strange sense of humor that made 30 Rock so fun (trust me, you loved 30 Rock- you told me that one time).  Be on the lookout especially for Titus Andromedon, professional flyer distributor and friend of old Korean men, whose quotes I've accidentally used one time too many while out and about.  So put down what I'm assuming is your shovel from your mining job, tell the kids to shut the hell, and hit up Netflix for some Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  Hopefully, by the time you're done, I'll have some other weird recommendation that you can decide to not follow.  Until then:

                                via Uproxx

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