Have you heard of this new series yet–The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt? It’s a new Netflix exclusive and it was just released. I have watched the first four episodes and would have watched more if I had time today. I have a feeling this will be the new binge-watching show on Netflix.
It’s really funny because it’s a mix of reality with stuff that is truly outrageous. Kimmy Schmidt is rescued from a cult in the midwest and the opening scene is a hysterical interview on the Today Show, complete with a Matt Lauer cameo. After that interview she decides to stay in New York City and start anew. Finding a job, an apartment…all the while being trapped mentally in the 1990s (because she was held hostage by the cult for 15 years) makes a really cute and funny story line. I love Jane Krakowski and she’s in it. There are many familiar faces that you will recognize, including Tina Fey (producer).
Kimmy and her new roommate have a few struggles but the story line quickly turns inspiring, with Kimmy declaring “We’re the strong ones and you can’t break us!”
As parents of kids with special needs, I am sure that you have felt this way in an IEP meeting, am I right? You’re made to feel like you’re the crazy one…so you can either give in, or know that you are right and keep going! She’s been held by a cult leader, had her money stolen, got fired from her job in one day…and she keeps going. I also related to her in that I am that total dork who is still using catch phrases and slang from several decades ago. She made me want to go out and buy a pair of light up shoes.
My new catchphrase when I’m struggling with an IEP meeting will be: “We’re the strong ones and you can’t break us!”
Take a look for yourself:
It’s really a fun show, definitely worth checking out. When each episode ended, I wanted to see what happens next. But it’s still light and funny, but engaging. You relate to the characters and you find yourself rooting for them. Like some other Netflix shows, they have held a few Twitter chats which are a lot of fun. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter so you know what’s happening.
Now…who wants to have all their IEP team members show up for the next meeting wearing those costumes you see in Times Square? You will after you watch the show, trust me!