Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Go Get Your Netflix!

by Devina Gunawan

Seriously, if you haven’t seen ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ go on Netflix and watch it! It’s only been one season and it’s very entertaining.

Kimmy Schmidt was a prisoner of a cult. She was kidnapped when she was still in middle school by a man who claimed to be the savior and was told that the end of the world was coming. For fifteen years, Kimmy and three other ladies were trapped in a bunker, believing that there was no world above the ground, and that it was the only way to survive: to stay in the bunker.

When the women were freed, they attracted attention from all over the country. Everyone was amazed that the women survived fifteen years in a bunker, and they received a lot of money to live the life they ‘could have had.’ They were to go back to Indiana and live their lives happily, and to go after their dreams.

Kimmy, however, was not happy with the idea of going back home. After an interview held in New York, she decided to stay in the city and live on her own. Without high school or college degree, no work experience, and limited money, Kimmy tried to make it in the real world on her own.

Luckily, she found a place to live with a roommate, Titus, who was very supportive towards Kimmys’ goals. She also got a job as a babysitter of a troubled young boy of an even more troubled family.

There is one thing I like about this show: the portrayal of the female characters.

Kimmy is the perfect picture of optimism. She believes that anything can happen, and that if you set your mind to it you can do anything.

It is a very empowering persona, and I like that. However, in many ways, I find the character lacking liability. I like Kimmy, but I would not want to be her. I don’t know what you will make out of her character, but I just simply prefer other female characters sometimes. Kimmy is still lovable, and that is a good thing in a sitcom.

We don’t want to hate the main character like some of us do Ted Mosby of ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ or Ross Geller of ‘Friends.’

The show has very good, positive message in how we all should live our lives though. It touches a lot of what we can do and how we view our lives and abilities will affect our life choices, and I find that very well done.

It is entertaining, and a lot of us might need just a dash of Kimmy’s ten seconds to get through the day. Watch it if you haven’t. It’s on Netflix, only one season so far, and that is of thirteen episodes. Before season 2 comes up, you should definitely binge on season 1.

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