Eric Liebowitz courtesy of Netflix
Eric Liebowitz courtesy of Netflix
Move over, Liz Lemon: There's a new queen of quirky in town.
It's been a big week for Netflix subscribers. Last week, House of Cards fans were finally able to let loose on season two. And today, the Tina Fey and Robert Carlock-produced comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt dropped. One might think it would be a tad overwhelming to keep up with the queue, but it seems that audiences are so enamored with the new show that all binge-related stress simply melts away.
The comedy follows the titular Kimmy as she navigates life after being rescued from a fake apocalypse cult. She moves to New York City, rents a closet from strange roommates, starts working for a trophy wife and learns about selfies, all the while dropping hilariously weird one-liners like "I'm pretty but tough like a diamond. Or beef jerky in a ball gown."
The show's bizarre premise is certainly an acquired taste, but it hasn't stopped viewers from full on eating it up. (All those 30 Rock similarities don't hurt either.) The show has barely been out for 12 hours, but early feedback is showing that the universe is totally in love with Kimmy Schmidt (and, in turn, with Ellie Kemper). Some people like the comedy so much they actually don't know if they can go on living. It's just that good.
If you haven't abandoned this story for your Apple TV yet, read on for all the glowing reactions.
One episode into #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt and I'm fairly sold. Ellie Kemper is just wondrous.— Gonzo McClane (@Gonzo_McNulty) March 6, 2015
#UnbreakableKimmySchmidt gives us a full season of Ellie Kemper goodness all at once. Do we deserve it? I mean probably.— Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) March 6, 2015
#UnbreakableKimmySchmidt is so odd and so wonderful. I love stories that let characters live deep inside their weirdness.— Sylvia Yule (@SylviaYule) March 6, 2015
"I'm pretty but tough like a diamond. Or beef jerky in a ball gown." #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt— Kenny Lane (@TheKennyLane) March 6, 2015
Oh, speaking of #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt I'M ALREADY 6 DEEP BRO— darren hicks (@DarrenYouGuys) March 6, 2015
Ep 7 of #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt is like my dream of reanacting Maid in Manhanttan and a robot in one half hour as it did.— Janessa (@seaweedhoohaha) March 6, 2015
Ellie Kemper you sweet girl, I love you #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt— Justin Kanda (@ana_kanda) March 6, 2015
Everything about The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is delightful— James Tynion IV (@JamesTheFourth) March 6, 2015
Hey there, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT. Would you like to be my favorite thing in the world? You would??? Yay!— Jeremy Smith (@mrbeaks) March 6, 2015
UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT IS A GIFT.— Rambling Kite (@RamblingKite) March 6, 2015
Yeah I binge watched the entire season in one sitting...... No shame. #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt— Amber Hartlin (@amberhartlin) March 6, 2015
I started watching #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt and holy cow I haven't stopped laughing.— Oscar. Martin. (@SnazzyPandaa) March 6, 2015
#UnbreakableKimmySchmidt is really filling the absence of decent tv in my life right now.— Trash Bear (@eebummings) March 6, 2015
I can't stop quoting this is all delightful #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt— Maria Mary Marie (@maryarrr) March 6, 2015
5 minutes into #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt and, as anticipated, I am obsessed. Bless you, Tina Fey. This is going to be a good weekend.— Tory Henderson (@ToryMorrow) March 6, 2015
Netflix: Keeping me single one weekend at a time. ;) #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt— Lauren Collins (@Lauren_Collins) March 6, 2015
They just did a Breakfast Club joke. I didnt think i could love this show any more than i already did. #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt— Wounded Healer?? (@keithstone2014) March 6, 2015
Where can I buy an extended version of the #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt theme song ASAP?— Kelsey Rodkey (@KMRodkey) March 6, 2015
omg #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt is hilarious!! I'm honest to god howling - "I fell asleep eating a hot pocket" hahahaha loving it!!— Miche (@Miche3000) March 6, 2015
#UnbreakableKimmySchmidt is beyond hilarious. I can't even with it right now ???— Ozcar Chagolla (@Ozcarsmdrnlife) March 6, 2015
Loving #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt - can I please be this optimistic!— Carlin Naranda (@carlin_naranda) March 6, 2015
YES ELLIE GET YOURSELF THIS GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATION SIS #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt— Chef Favreau (@Prodigalluv) March 6, 2015
"Alcohol... It tastes good, I like it." I'm sold on UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT.— Damon (@houx) March 6, 2015