Remember last March when Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt debuted on Netflix? Ah, those were the days. For a good three, maybe even four weeks everyone on social media was obsessed with Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s spiritual 30 Rock sequel about a lady starting over in the big city after spending 15 years in a bunker. Ellie Kemper was everywhere you looked on the promotional tour. “Pinot Noir” went so viral Titus Burgess landed an endorsement deal out of it. Many an op-ed was written about Kimmy Schmidt‘s treatment of mental abuse and gross mistreatment of Native Americans.
That was so last year. We binged. We obsessed. We moved on. And the same thing will soon happen to Fuller House and Love. Netflix’s binge-all-at-once model puts an instant expiration date on the pop culture currency of its shows.
That is until the second season comes around, and Kimmy’s is right around the corner. Plus, maybe I’m only prone to such thought because for the first time in almost exactly a year I re-watched season 1 episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt last night.
Upon re-watch, Jane Krakowski’s Native American storyline has aged quite poorly considering the diversity controversy which has erupted in Hollywood over the past year. Also, I so want Kimmy’s job as an au pair for the Voorhees family to be a parody of the Disney sitcom Jesse, but I don’t think it actually is. Ultimately, though, the show remains the same sugar rush for comedy nerds it always was, a live-action cartoon held together by Kemper’s performance even if some of Tina Fey’s writing tropes (hyper-specific commentary about New York, pre-occupation with the grotesque lifestyles of the extremely rich, one joke every 30 seconds) prove a bit more distracting upon re-watch.
We will all soon be obsessing over the show again when the second season arrives, and we can glimpse what to expect from the new full length trailer.
Things we learned:
- Kimmy’s friends will try to force her to get therapy. Finally.
- Kimmy gets a job at a year round Christmas story which is pretty much the perfect job for her.
- Mrs. Voorhees is basically the same person as before, just without the husband.
- There will still be flashbacks to the years in the bunker.
- Kimmy might get an actual boyfriend this season.
- Kimmy thinks that an offer to try some nose candy sounds perfectly harmless because of course she does.
- There’s not nearly enough Titus, although he’s as fierce as ever
Here’s the trailer:
The whole season drops April 15th. According to SlashFilm, the episodes will be longer this season, ranging between 27 and 33 minutes.