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 51 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 16+

This definitely should NOT be rated as “great for families”

To me, “great for families” should mean it’s something parents and children would enjoy watching together, and this is a terrible, terrible choice for families. In the first episode, teenage (15 yo) daughters joke about anonymous drunk sex hookups and kimmy tells a joke that falls flat about being tricked into giving a homeless man sexual gratification with her hands. This is not a family TV show. Commonsensemedia, you really let me down and I seriously question whether you even watched this show, and if you did, something is seriously wrong with your judgement to give this show the rare ribbon of “great for families.” Thank goodness my wife thought the trailer looked unfunny so I previewed the show on my own. This is an “okay” comedy. I might’ve liked it in my teen years and twenties. I love the cast but feel Tina Fey’s comic material has been on a steep decline since the first 2 seasons of 30 Rock and now she just reaches for cheap laughs about sex, race and gender identity. Also google “unbreakable kimmy schmidt racist” to read about the really, really poor taste in its portrayal of native americans. At the least, please remove the tag that says this is a great show for families.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
4 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Inappropriate Content

I felt very uncomfortable watching with my child. Does not fit with our values.

This title has:

Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.

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