‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ on Netflix

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

All caught up with the schemes of Francis Underwood on House of Cards? Because Netflix launches its newest original series on Friday, March 6: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, originally developed for NBC by Tina Fey. Ellie Kemper (of The Office and Bridemaids) is all wide-eyed optimism and cheer as a 29-year-old woman let loose on the modern world after spending decades in the bubble of a doomsday cult and 30 Rock alumnus Jane Krakowski is the wealthy and neurotic Manhattan housewife who hires Kimmy as a nanny. All 13 episodes of the first season are available as of Friday and a second season has already been ordered.

James Poniewozik for Time: “Kemper and Kimmy make one of TV’s most natural matches of actor and character since someone decided to make Lou Ferrigno the Hulk. She’s a terrific physical comic, able to combine naivete with a sense of cunning, and she’s contagiously joyous–it’s as if Lucille Ball had a baby with a rainbow.”

About Sean Axmaker

Sean Axmaker is a contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies Online, The Seattle Weekly, Keyframe, and Cinephiled, and the editor of Parallax View (www.parallax-view.org). He was a film critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for nine years and a longtime home video columnist for IMDb and MSN Movies, and his work has appeared in Indiewire, Today.com, The Stranger, Senses of Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, Filmfax, Psychotronic Video, and "The Scarecrow Video Guide." You can find links to all of this and more on his shamelessly self-promoting blog at http://www.seanax.com/

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