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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 6, 2015
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 142 Ratings

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  • Summary: The first full season under Netflix and already renewed for a third season, the comedy finds Kimmy seeking a new love interest as she tries to avoid dealing with her past.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    Apr 12, 2016
    100
    It's the riotous rhythms and bold attitude that drive the premiere, and it's fudging hysterical. [15 Apr 2016, p.48]
  2. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Apr 13, 2016
    91
    Fey and Carlock have delivered basically the same show they did a year ago. Given how great that original NBC version was, I can't really complain. If your biscotti recipe is already deliciously weird, why change the ingredients?
  3. Reviewed by: Liz Shannon Miller
    Mar 31, 2016
    83
    Beyond Kimmy's personal issues, Unbreakable continues to highlight some outstanding comedic performances within the ensemble. ... Not every note is in perfect harmony--especially when it comes to the way this season reacts to the way Season 1 was criticized for its depiction of race. Rather than shy away from controversial issues, like Jacqueline's "real" background as a Native American, Season 2 makes that storyline a major focus of the first episode.
  4. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Apr 13, 2016
    80
    Still-irresistible. ... Krakowski, Kane and Tituss Burgess, who plays Kimmy's roommate Titus Andromedon, all have had character upgrades.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Apr 15, 2016
    80
    It’s almost cartoonish in its approach to the sitcom, to an extreme that sometimes pushes it into avant-garde territory: Not only would Daffy Duck understand what Kimmy is up to--so would turn-of-the-20th-century Dada and Surrealist artists. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is Fey and Carlock’s PhD project in comedy.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Apr 14, 2016
    80
    What sets the show apart is its tireless, formless, free-flowing pursuit of laughs--and a cast that can ride that wave while also giving some human dimension to what are essentially vaudevillian characters.
  7. Reviewed by: Mitchel Broussard
    Apr 13, 2016
    70
    The show’s maniacal co-creators have crafted a series that’s rising head-and-shoulders above its peers, and there are a lot of great parts of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 2. But, at the same time, there is an ever-so-slightly lesser amount of giddily inventive ones.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. Apr 16, 2016
    10
    so good and funny! Tina Fey is the comedy queen. i would love see Amy Poehler in some episode. Titus is the best gay chacter since...Always.so good and funny! Tina Fey is the comedy queen. i would love see Amy Poehler in some episode. Titus is the best gay chacter since...Always. Netflix has to do a 3 season. Expand
  2. Apr 19, 2016
    9
    Kimmy Gets a Second Season! Ellie Kemper is so blissfully perfect as Kimmy, and Titus is funnier than ever. Although I thought JaneKimmy Gets a Second Season! Ellie Kemper is so blissfully perfect as Kimmy, and Titus is funnier than ever. Although I thought Jane Krakowski's character was too close to 30 Rock's Jenna in season one, her character actually grows this season and is not so one note. And Tina Fey's (and her staff of writers) rat-a-tat dialogue is brilliant. One complaint. All the Robert Durst references. The Jinx must have aired just before shooting (it was Feb - Mar 2015). Sorry. I could care less about Durst, so as much as I love Fred Armisen, those scenes fell flat. Other than that comedy gold. Those with negative reviews have a serious humor deficiency. Expand
  3. Apr 28, 2016
    8
    A better way Kimmy back to its 2 season.
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is not a series with a great history , but hears a breakthrough compared
    A better way Kimmy back to its 2 season.
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is not a series with a great history , but hears a breakthrough compared to the first season, this season we can see most captivating characters in more interesting situations , to talk about the incredible participation of Tina Fey and huge hook final scene ...
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  4. Feb 23, 2018
    5
    The first season demonstrated comedy that blended with satire of race and socioeconomic status. This mix worked fairly well, albeit with someThe first season demonstrated comedy that blended with satire of race and socioeconomic status. This mix worked fairly well, albeit with some overt discrimination. Unfortunately, the 2nd season exploits discrimination, and lacks the same wit and humor that was so natural in its predecessor. Expand
  5. Apr 18, 2016
    3
    First season got an idiotic wit to itself it was almost genius (the Olsen's joke for instance). I don't know what happened here but thatFirst season got an idiotic wit to itself it was almost genius (the Olsen's joke for instance). I don't know what happened here but that brilliance is just gone, the idiotic is still here but the genius is completely killed off. I stopped watching when the an Airbnb ad shaped like a joke showed up in the beginning of episode 5, enough is enough. Tina Fey must be high on crazy **** and she is really not a fine drunkard comedian Expand
  6. Apr 17, 2016
    2
    I really, really wish this show was funny. I liked the first few episodes of season 1, but then it lapsed into an absolute void of humor. TheI really, really wish this show was funny. I liked the first few episodes of season 1, but then it lapsed into an absolute void of humor. The writers seem to think that having characters say and do outrageous, ridiculous things moment to moment is funny. How is that funny in itself? There needs to something clever, no? Can we at least have an attempt at being clever, rather than just random? Random craziness is child's work.

    I would just like to sit with all the users and the critics who rate this so highly and see if they actually laugh. And if they do, I'd like them to try to explain it to me so I can diagnose their malady.
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  7. Feb 7, 2018
    1
    A friend told me about his show because he was concerned about a comedy showing SWAT team members at the opening. He pointed out that it isA friend told me about his show because he was concerned about a comedy showing SWAT team members at the opening. He pointed out that it is conditioning for our abusive police state.

    That aside, season 1 was amusing, though Titus gets old fast.

    Season 2 was completely unwatchable, but I watched much of it as background TV. What seemed interesting is that Kimmy changed her acting during the season (2/3 the way through?). She went from being a clueless idiot to being serious and far less goofy. Perhaps she responded to someone telling her that her characterization was absurd.

    I find this show highly annoying and completely unfunny. Kimmy and Titus could both be used as torture devices. Her personality is disgusting.
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