Unbreakable is Unbreakable-er!

Kimmy Schmidt returns for a satisfying second season


I was a little scared Netflix wouldn’t be able to top the absolutely phenomenal first season of Tina Fey’s, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a genius twist on the moves-to-new-york-to-start-a-new-life story about a girl who’d spent 15 years living in a bunker underground after being kidnapped by an apocalyptic preacher in Indiana, now trying to start anew in the big apple as she adorably claws her way out of the 90s and into the 2010s. But boy was I wrong to even worry for a seccond.


Ellie Kemper returns as Kimmy, and I really can’t think of a better actress to balance the character’s adorableness with humor, bringing the naïvette to life. She’s joined once again by her flamboyant roommate, Tituss Andromedon (played by Tituss Burgess) of “Pinot-Noir” fame. Jane Krakowski’s reincarnate of her 30 Rock character, Jacqueline Vorhees, and the eccentric landlord Lillian, played to perfection by Carol Kane, are also back on the show.


The four central characters are all given satisfying amounts of screen time and they gracefully sprinkle the second season with glorious one-liners. While describing the negative effects of gentrification, for example, Lilian reminisces about the good old days, when “The longest word I knew was FrigginGiuliani!” and adding in another effort to be fabulous, Tituss makes several dramatic exits, then pops his head back into the room he just exited and reassures any characters there that he would have looked better with a cape.


If that’s not enough, Season 2 is littered with cameos from the likes of Portlandia’s Fred Armisen, Pitch Perfect’s Anna Camp, Kenan Thompson of Saturday Night Live, David Cross from Arrested Development, and Zosia Mamet from Girls.

Not only does the second season of Kimmy Schmidt succeed in recapturing the magic and the humor of the first season, it takes it up a notch. Tina Fey delivered a gem with her first season, but this year, she’s proved that it’s truly unbreakable. With several laugh out loud moments and references for people of all ages, season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is alive, dammit! (It’s a miracle!)