REVIEW: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – “Kimmy Gets a Job!”

I'm Jeffrey Rex Episode Review - Netflix - Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtThe following is a review of the second episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Expect some spoilers in the review.

Heads up, binge-watchers – Netflix has released a new comedy series! After a good opening episode we’ll have to see if the Netflix Original Series can live up to its potential. As Kimmy is trying to resecure her job at the Voorheess, Titus is trying to get a refund on his Iron Man-lookalike suit.

Right off the bat, I should probably make it clear that I did not care as much for this episode as I did the opening one. With that having been said, I’ve seen a lot worse – and a supporting character ends up saving the episode. Jane Krakowski, who plays Jacqueline Voorhees, is outstanding in this episode, but it comes at a cost as the two main character both fall short – most likely due to the screenplay. The jokes in this episode weren’t as fun as in the pilot, and sadly this episode stuck out like a sore thumb.

I’m still iffy about Titus Andromedon – the character only just won me over in the opening episode, and in this one he really does fall short – with his main joke (The Lion King) not sticking the landing at all, it was the kind of joke that’s fun on paper.

Similarly, I didn’t like the opening to the episode, how Kimmy talked to herself – I know we’re still only an hour into this show, but that felt and looked out of place. Some parts really worked, however, and I really loved how Krakowski’s character was offended after hearing she looked like a million bucks.

Hopefully this was just a bump in the road onto bigger and better things, but this was an alarming episode to me – wherein I became very sceptical of the writing.

C

I’m Jeffrey Rex

 

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