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06th Mar 2015

6 Reasons we’ll be watching The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix

30 minutes of Big Apple-themed Me time? Yes please!

Katie Mythen-Lynch

We joined some of Ireland’s best bloggers at the uber stylish Soho Hotel in London this week for the premiere of Netflix Originals’ Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

After all guests at the exclusive screening were treated to cocktails, manicures and massages (a treat from Netflix to celebrate parents and their own “unbreakableness”), everyone settled down for even more ‘Me time’: three episodes of the new show, with no interruptions.

So what’s it all about, then? When Kimmy Schmidt is rescued from a doomsday cult after 15 years and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed… with hilarious results.

 Here are six reasons to watch it:

It involves two of our favourite women

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Written by Tina Fey and starring Ellie Kemper (The Office, Bridesmaids) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a little crazy, a tad dark and very, very funny. Honestly, we expected no less. It’s a scream from the start but it really begins to find its comedy groove in episode three.

Jane Kakowski has a starring role

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As expected, 30 Rock alum Jane Krakowski is absolute perfection as vacuous wealthy Manhattanite Jacqueline Voorhees, who hires Kimmy as a nanny. We’d been having withdrawal symptoms.

It’s stacked with one-liners you’ll be repeating all day

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It wouldn’t be a Tina Fey production if the leads weren’t spitting out Liz Lemon-standard wisecracks every five minutes.

New York has a starring role

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Just like 3o Rock before it, Fey’s newest comedy shines the spotlight on the Big Apple, in all it’s colourful, yellow-taxi glory. Who doesn’t love a bit of NY escapism on a rainy Tuesday?

This guy

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Tituss Burgess plays Titus, Kimmy’s room-mate, a gay, larger-than-life singer who works as a robot in Times Square. Kimmy loves Titus. We love Titus. You will love Titus.

It’s short – perfect for squeezing in some ME-time

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Because you can watch Netflix on your desktop, iPad, phone or TV, it’s always with you when you have some time to yourself. At just 30 minutes of comedy gold, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is the perfect length to enjoy between school runs or while dinner is in the oven.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt launches today (Friday) exclusively on Netflix, where the entire first season will be available at once. Sign up and get a free month here. In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a trailer…

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