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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 6, 2015
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
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  • Summary: Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) moves to New York to start over after escaping from a doomsday cult in this comedy originally created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock for NBC.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Liz Shannon Miller
    Feb 18, 2015
    91
    Right there in the title, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt tells you its central character is stronger than what's been done to her, and she will survive it. Plus, it's funny.
  2. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Mar 5, 2015
    83
    It's at once a twisted parody of every "plucky single gal in the big city" story ever told, and an often hilarious version of the real thing.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Mar 12, 2015
    83
    Creators Fey and Carlock instill Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt with the infectious positivity of their title character, who won’t give up, no, she’ll never give up. Still, her hard knocks life starts taking its toll in later episodes, draining some of Kimmy’s ebullience and replacing it with a little petulance. The sunny side up Kimmy is much preferable.
  4. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Mar 3, 2015
    80
    On its own, the show’s concept might have just been a throwaway 30 Rock subplot; what sustains it is how it applies the concept of unbreakability beyond Kimmy. Each character is a survivor.
  5. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Mar 5, 2015
    80
    The execution of the high concept is rich with many excellent details, gags, and characters.
  6. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Mar 5, 2015
    80
    It feels like 30 Rock. There’s the same deadpan, high-octane pacing, penchant for the completely silly, love of weird names, and passion for bizarre pop-culture reference.... But Kimmy Schmidt has a bigger heart than 30 Rock.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Feb 18, 2015
    60
    The net effect, though, has a slightly tired feel to it--or at least, one that doesn’t feel wholly worthy of Netflix’s premium-TV niche. Indeed, in terms of laughs, the show essentially peaks in its first few minutes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 47
  2. Negative: 7 out of 47
  1. Mar 7, 2015
    10
    Absolutely loving Kimmy Schmidt. Can't wait for Season 2! FYI: I am a fan of Community, Parks and Rec, Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23, andAbsolutely loving Kimmy Schmidt. Can't wait for Season 2! FYI: I am a fan of Community, Parks and Rec, Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23, and love Last Man on Earth so far. Expand
  2. Apr 2, 2015
    10
    Best laugh I've had in ages, could not stop watching. Every episode is a classic, the new Arrested Development. Can't wait to see if thereBest laugh I've had in ages, could not stop watching. Every episode is a classic, the new Arrested Development. Can't wait to see if there will be a season 2. Expand
  3. Mar 22, 2015
    10
    best funny show the year too funny show i never see this actress but this girl is geart for the show please be a season 2 because it is thebest funny show the year too funny show i never see this actress but this girl is geart for the show please be a season 2 because it is the funny show all year Expand
  4. Sep 21, 2017
    8
    This was surprisingly funny and enjoyable. I've always been picky about what comedy shows I watch, and was really happy when I found myselfThis was surprisingly funny and enjoyable. I've always been picky about what comedy shows I watch, and was really happy when I found myself laughing at this. The show wouldn't been as good as it is without Tituss though. Expand
  5. Mar 9, 2015
    8
    Excellent return for Tina Fey. Excellent casting for the role of Kimmy Schmidt as the indomitable Protagonist. The show flows well and isExcellent return for Tina Fey. Excellent casting for the role of Kimmy Schmidt as the indomitable Protagonist. The show flows well and is well paced.

    It's far enough detached from 30 Rock to be a great show in it's own right. While retaining much of which made it such a superb show throughout it's airing.

    So if you like quick witted humour coming from strong female leads then look no further than this show.
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  6. Mar 7, 2015
    6
    This series feels like a afterburner, stuffed with all the joke which was cancelled for 30 Rock.
    The idea sounds likely but the
    This series feels like a afterburner, stuffed with all the joke which was cancelled for 30 Rock.
    The idea sounds likely but the implementation is very cheesy and unbelievable.
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  7. May 27, 2017
    0
    Pretty much shockingly bad. I can't imagine anyone with a brain liking this. Is it made for kids or something? I would rather read a book,Pretty much shockingly bad. I can't imagine anyone with a brain liking this. Is it made for kids or something? I would rather read a book, than watch this garbage. Expand

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