The jokes really are on them
Our favourite Indiana mole woman — Kimmy Schmidt, played by Ellie Kemper — returns for a third season. Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock ( 30 Rock), this sitcom just gets better and better.
Such is the strength of the comedic talent in the show, Schmidt is probably not even the funniest character, yet you would be hard pressed to pick who that might be.
Certainly the fans’ favourite would be Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess), who opens this season on a beach, washed up — figuratively and literally — after a failed career move singing on cruise ships. He immediately makes enemies with a seagull.
Jon Hamm returns as the Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, now behind bars, but no less delusional or manipulative. (He has joined both a white supremacist and a radical Islamic group, to cover his bases.) And Amy Sedaris ( BoJack Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Horseman) as Mimi Kanasis absolutely kills it; she is sublimely hopeless and needy.
But my current favourite has to be Fred Armisen, again playing the semi-fictional Bobby Durst. Carlock told The Hollywood Reporter how he and Fey came up with the character after watching the 2015 HBO documentary The Jinx. “We were all so obsessed with The Jinx when we started writing the season, and Durst is such a great New York character … but this character exists in a slightly alternate universe where he hasn’t yet [pleaded] guilty to gun charges.”
However, be warned: the writing has become so crisp, the jokes landing with such a percussive rhythm, you really shouldn’t binge-watch this series. Savour it slowly. But whatever you do, don’t miss it. Friday on Netflix. streaming from
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