Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Charming, quirky, hilarious comedy has rich characters.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 52 reviews

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age 10+

Can be pretty entertaining; Season 4 highly disappointing

I’m not sure why I liked this. I’ve never liked the highly-acclaimed The Office (Ellie Kemper’s previous show), and I don’t usually like American sitcoms to begin with. However, I found much of this show rather funny, especially the first two seasons (season 3 wasn’t bad, but it marked the start of this show’s downward spiral). Titus is stereotypical, which I usually hate, but he can be extremely funny at times. Kimmy’s naïveté can also be highly entertaining. I’m also very interested in cults, so the cult aspect of the show appealed a lot to me, as did Jon Hamm’s hilarious performance as the Reverend. What this show does incredibly well is making light of a horrible situation without ever downplaying the horrors of being in a cult. However, I hated the fourth and final season (especially the second half, which I couldn’t even finish). It marked a retreat into that style of American sitcom humor that has never appealed to me. If not for the fourth season, this would have been an easy four stars.

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age 13+

Another Fey/Carlock masterpiece.

A great and quirky show with great role models and messages, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is one of the better shows of the 21st century. With a fair amount of references (Kimmy missed the majority of her adulthood and isn't aware of what things mean) and some replacements for swears including "fudging", I wouldn't show to anyone under 13. For those 13 year olds and up, enjoy!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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