SheSpell.com Recommends: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt tackles racial stereotypes, misfortune and letting go of the past in one funny fell swoop. Rescued after 15 years in a cult, Kimmy Schmidt decides to reclaim her life by venturing to New York, where she experiences everyday life with wide-eyed enthusiasm. Newly freed, the women become brief media sensations pegged by the press as “the Indiana Mole Women.” There’s a very funny scene in which some of the cult members are interviewed by Matt Lauer on The Today Show; after their appearance, a Today assistant ushers them out with gift bags and a fond farewell: “Bye-bye, victims! Bye-bye, victims!” On a whim, she rents a room from Titus, a gay wannabe Broadway actor, who makes ends meet as a street performer in Times Square. The unlikely pair find they’re well-suited to help each other out, with Titus reintroducing Kimmy to modern life, and her providing him with the inspiration that you should never give up. Together they’ll make it through whatever life throws at them. It is breezy, super-clever, and has a combination of sharp wit and crazy goofiness.  In general, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was awesome.