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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: 33 out of 50
  2. Negative: 7 out of 50
  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. Mar 11, 2015
    10
    Pure gold. Wit, verve, warmth, and did I mention wit? So dense with laughs that you have to watch more than once. Casting is perfect andPure gold. Wit, verve, warmth, and did I mention wit? So dense with laughs that you have to watch more than once. Casting is perfect and energy is off the charts. I don't know, chica hamburguesa, this might be my favorite of this century. Expand
  3. 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
  4. Apr 19, 2016
    8
    Season 1 of Kimmy Schmidt does indeed have its laugh out loud moments, however at times Kimmy herself becomes too much like a late-season 30Season 1 of Kimmy Schmidt does indeed have its laugh out loud moments, however at times Kimmy herself becomes too much like a late-season 30 Rock character. Overall the show goes deep to deliver stellar comedy gold. Expand
  5. Mar 15, 2015
    8
    Good show ......
    Fresh plot
    Good actors Great script. --negs Episodes are short Only on NETFLIX Only 1 season so far
    Good show ......
    Fresh plot
    Good actors
    Great script.
    --negs
    Episodes are short
    Only on NETFLIX
    Only 1 season so far

    *******OVERALL*********
    Funny show, has exciting episodes and hilarious humor in it
    Overall grade B+ 87%
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  6. Mar 20, 2015
    5
    This show is very inconsistent and all over the place, some episodes are great - only when Jane Krakowski (Jacqueline) is on them, and someThis show is very inconsistent and all over the place, some episodes are great - only when Jane Krakowski (Jacqueline) is on them, and some are terrible, when Jane is not on them - the actress should get her own show. The birthday party episode was just plain terrible. Expand
  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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