The jokes re­ally are on them

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Pay Television - Un­break­able Kimmy Sch­midt,

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

Fred Ar­misen (Bobby Durst) and Lil­lian Kaush­tup­per (Carol Kane) in

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