Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 3 Recap: Still Strong As Hell
The following is a recap/review of the first 6 episodes of Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 3, and contains some plot related spoilers. Writer Katie Garren co-authored and contributed to this review.
Were you held captive in a bunker for 15 years? No? Then you should know that season three of, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, is now available to stream on Netflix. Kimmy returns to the small screen along with her sassy best friend Titus Andromedon, as they continue to live life one crazy idea at a time. If you loved the first two seasons, then you’ll continue to love the show as season three continues to showcase the comedic nonsense that has made the show what it is. In this new season, Kimmy struggles to work out what to do with her life after completing her GED courses. However, not everything is simple with this Netflix series, as every episode puts our clueless redhead and the gang in ridiculous situations.
The new season starts off with Kimmy receiving divorce papers from the reverend, as they are legally married through a sham of a wedding back in the bunker. She isn’t alone though, as Titus has returned to guide her through life just as he stumbles through his own with sass and attitude that only Titus Andromedon can bring. Those who have seen the show will most likely agree that while the show itself makes it what it is, it would not be the same without Titus. While he tries to score an audition for Sesame Street, Kimmy goes to Jacqueline for advice on how to handle the divorce papers. This, of course, takes a silly turn as Titus’ audition puts him in a sexual and awkward situation with a puppet. And Kimmy’s war against the reverend goes into a battle of bunker assets in an effort to finance her college goals.
To make things even more comical, the first episode ends with Titus’ discovery of Mikey’s possible “affair”. This leads into the second episode which features Titus creating his own version of Beyonce’s Lemonade, as he makes his way through the city to confront Mikey. Meanwhile, Kimmy begins her next step in moving on with life by checking out Colleges and taking a career aptitude test. A test which then informs her that the best job for her would be a crossing guard. Kimmy being Kimmy takes this as the best news ever and sets her sights on becoming one. With our leads enveloped in their own frivolous positions, we pan over to our favorite, but crazy landlady Lillian as she goes toe to toe with Jacqueline over city politics.
In the fourth episode Titus shines bright like a diamond when he shows off his range and talent, singing backup for a conspiracy theorist as a job Kimmy picked for him from the app TaskRabbit, but only because he can’t figure out how to draw his own money yet. Meanwhile, the landlady Lillian Kaushtupper goes off to try to keep her city from changing in any way by getting into government. Each new episode written by Tina Fey is unique, yet it continues along a storyline centered on the same thing: Kimmy having to face her past while trying to avoid it. Kimmy has problems that are very relatable, but the way she solves them is pretty bonkers. In this episode it’s all about Kimmy and Titus getting the job done.
Episode five of this zany series takes a step in a crazy direction as it is centered on budding love, gender stereotypes, and cult feminism. One of Kimmy’s bunk mates heeds her advice from season two and decides to start something of her own… but she tries to do it exactly the way a man would, and she gets a result that is less than desirable. The police in charge of the situation ask Kimmy for advice, because their satirical tactics for bringing this woman down just don’t seem to be working. The most exciting cameo for this show has to be at the end of this episode, when a special inmate from one of Netfix’s successful originals makes an appearance. Will we be seeing more of her in the episodes to come? I hope so! This could mean more merging between actors and characters from across Netflix’s walls, it is an exciting prospect.
This last episode should be titled “Feminism is sexy now”. Guess who got into college and is learning so many new things? That’s right, the newly educated Kimmy is learning from her classmates that being empowered is sexy. Her characters most likely represent the 3 different people you meet in women’s studies 101. Meanwhile, Jaqueline has to try to keep her marriage intact by brushing off the brother in-law’s advances without him hating her. So she asks for the biggest drama queen in New York to help cock block. This is a very real situation for most women who want to stay faithful, but also don’t want to be hated. Titus loves the drama, and we love his over the top acting with the outfit to match. Some things to look forward to while watching is the cast’s always changing and very colorful clothing. Kimmy has a unique fashion sense that is so out there it just happens to be adorable. Wardrobe designer Tina Nigro has been behind the first two season’s posh designs, and her creativity flows into this newest season with amazing outfits for every music video-like scene.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt continues to be as entertaining as ever, with something exciting and new in every episode. It’s a refreshing breath of air compared to the monotony of everyday comedies. This show is almost always drowning in puns and quick humorous one liners, provided by a fun and lovable cast. That formula, plus the crazy New York environment, makes this show somehow work.
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