Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (s.03, 2017)

In the 3rd season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy decides to go to college, and actually gets into Columbia; she almost becomes a crossing guard, and acquires the closest thing to a boyfriend; Titus comes back from the cruise, breaks up with Mickey only to realize eventually that it was a mistake, records a hit song about things that are of no interest to him, and almost becomes a Sesame Street cast member; Jacquelin marries Russ Snyder, but looses him to fame and vanity, manages to change the name of the football team to an even more offensive one (but for a different group of people), and eventually finds a  path of her own; and Lilian meets a wealthy guy, whom he fights at first, but then falls in love with.

The spirit and essence of Kimmy is exactly as they were from the very beginning: the show is incredibly inventive and rich with jokes, gags, situations, characters, background humor. It’s funny and exciting, it’s interesting and absurd and provocative and satirical, and it’s implemented on an amazing level of sophistication and mastery. I enjoyed it immensely, but couldn’t help but feel like it’s a bit overwhelming – by the end of the season I became a little tired of the perpetual torrent of everything, and some things even started to irritate me, – which is not the problem of the show’s quality, not at all, but maybe it would’ve been best to reduce the number of episodes to, say, 10. Because I remember feeling the same way after watching the 2nd season as well.

All in all, though, every episode of the show is undoubtedly a masterpiece of comedy, and a wonderful journey. I’m not sure, if such comparison is consistent, but still: against comedies like Benidorm, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt feels like Albert Einstein against a school teacher of physics. Goes highly recommended.

Year: 2017
Created by: Tina Fey, Robert Carlock
Directed by: Tristram Shapeero, Don Scardino, Gail Mancuso, Jeff Richmond, Claire Scanlon, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Jaffar Mahmood, Michael Engler, Robert Carlock, Ken Whittingham
Written by: Robert Carlock, Meredith Scardino, Tina Fey, Sam Means, Allison Silverman, Dan Rubin, Leila Strachan, Grace Edwards, Lauren Gurganous, Azie Dungey, Max Werner, Nick Bernardone, Bridger Winegar,
Performed by: Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane, Jane Krakowski, Sara Chase, Lauren Adams, Sol Miranda, Dylan Gelula, Mike Britt, Tanner Flood, Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, Sheri Foster, Gil Birmingham, Amy Sedaris, Fred Armisen, Mike Carlsen, Anna Camp, Chris Northrop, Julie Tice-Bubolz, James Monroe Iglehart, David Cross, Billy Magnussen, Daveed Diggs, Peter Riegert, Kenan Thompson, Josh Charles, Judah Friedlander, Laura Dern, Adrienne C. Moore, Scott Adsit, Maya Rudolph, John Lutz, Andy Cohen, Ray Liotta
Time: 6h52m (a. 13 episodes)
Entertaining quality: 5- out of 5
Art quality: 5 out of 5
Links: Official site | More Info

(v. 4.6.rev)
®shoomow, 2017

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