Indy Suggests: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Since 2015, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” has captured viewers’ attention with its kooky sense of humor and charming characters. With Ellie Kemper leading the way as the peppy titular character, the series tackles societal issues while existing in a colorful, bizarre world. As the final season approached, fans were pleased to see the show continue to call attention to such issues as masculinity and women’s rights, although now in a new fashion. The final half of season four places Kimmy, Titus, and friends in familiar roles—now, each character has an independent storyline, with much less overlap than previous seasons. Whether dealing with “meninists,” the bizarre musical that is “Cats,” or fighting against the gentrification of their Brooklyn neighborhood, the cast maintains a lovable charm through quick-witted writing and a positive message. Kemper brings a spark to her character that few actresses could pull off as she navigates the corporate world. It is bittersweet to watch Kimmy’s final battles against the patriarchy; her resounding positivity has been a bright light in a world that can sometimes feel cold and cruel. While the final episode is a rushed attempt to tie up many loose ends, it maintains the rapid-fire writing of the series and gives each character a proper send off. Over the past four seasons, “Unbreakable” has charmed audiences and warmed our hearts. Now, it ends on a positive note, reminding us that it is our turn to go out and be the change we want to see in the world.

Francis Moran


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