We’ve gotten our first look at season two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and it has spurred us to give the Netflix original show a re-watch.
Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (show runner of 30 Rock) and starring Ellie Kemper, the show already has a winning formula.
The plot is just as whacky as one would imagine to come from this team. A girl who had previously been kept hostage underground in a doomsday cult for 15 years is rescued and must adjust to life in the outside world, specifically New York.
If this isn’t enough to draw you in how about we add her streetwise landlord is Carol King, her roommate breakout star Tituss Burgess, and her employer airhead socialite Jane Krakowski.
From the opening credits, a play on viral auto-tuned videos of newscasts, you can tell the type of show you’re in for. Zany and laugh-out-loud random, with moments of warmth and honesty throughout its a true Tina Fey production.
The introduction to Kimmy into the ways of people in the present day quite clearly highlights how far we have come as a society since not that long ago in 2000.
Though all the characters perform exceptionally well in their roles, the scene stealer is Burgess who seems to get more comically over the top and gut-bustingly hilarious, even with just a simple look. His Pinot Noir song is a highlight of the season and something we have on repeat. It’s also great to see a gay man in a leading role, pulling in the laughs in a sincere way.
On the hottie front Ki Hong Lee shows up as Kimmy’s adorable study buddy/ love interest and is in both parts gorgeous and sweet, we’re loving Dong. Jon Hamm also shows up to play the Reverend who imprisoned the ladies in a rare comedy role for this truly hilarious actor.
The show opened to rave reviews and a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s irreverent and funny, with so many jokes packed in you’ll never get bored of rewatching. Original, kooky and plain fun it’s one of our favourite new shows of 2015.
With the first season seemingly solving the entire kidnap debacle with a lengthy court episode, we’re assuming season two will just be none stop laughs with less of the serious plot points. Either way, it’s been almost a year since it’s release so we a more than ready.