REVIEW: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – “Kimmy Goes on a Date!”

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

It’s been a mixed road so far for the new Netflix comedy. After a less-than-stellar second outing, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt still needs to find its footing.

This was a better episode than the last two, as it managed to make good use of every side of Kimmy – as well as have an entertaining B-plot. If you’ve read my reviews, you should know that I am very critical of the Titus character, but he really does a good job in this episode, as he teams up with Lillian – the landlord.

Kimmy does, however, continue to talk to herself in this episode – but it was more inventive and fun in this outing. Similarly, Titus’ talents are much more fun in this date-episode. The Boyz II Men-scene was hilarious. As was the dinner-scenes with Grant Belden.

Jane Krakowski was great yet again, and her family-flashback-scenes really worked. Did you catch how Sears was her fashion magazine? Jackie Lynn’s journey to become Jacqueline was funny, interesting, and really surprising.

Kimmy Schmidt continued to become more and more interesting, as the show opened with a somewhat dark tone. The nightmare-scene – followed by the choke – was very dark, and it truly says something about the show, the storytelling in general – and the character.

Kimmy’s balancing act as a funny girl and go-getter is still intriguing, and the Things people don’t say anymore– notebook was a nice touch. But it had nothing on the funniest line on the show as of yet: “A monkey stole my phone – she wouldn’t give it back. Yeah, Xan, the monkey was a woman – women can be anything these days.”

Overall a great return to form for the new Netflix comedy – hopefully the next couple of episodes will build upon this start.

B+

I’m Jeffrey Rex

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