Unbreakable!

Fall in love with com­edy se­ries ‘Kimmy Sch­midt’

Cecil Whig - - ACCENT - By KATE­LYN MCLIMANS

Spe­cial to the Whig

Where do you take a selfie? Sears, of course. What’s your fa­vorite movie? “Billy Madi­son.”

These are ob­vi­ous an­swers for Kimmy Sch­midt, newly res­cued mem­ber of an In­di­ana cult.

At age 14, Kimmy was kid­napped and taken to an un­der­ground bunker along with three other girls. Their cap­tor, por­trayed by Jon Hamm of “Mad Men” fame, is charm­ing and charis­matic and con­vinces the girls that they are the only hu­mans who sur­vived the apoca­lypse.

When the girls are res­cued 15 years later, Kimmy decides to make up for lost time and start anew in New York City. She moves into a di­lap­i­dated base­ment apart­ment with Ti­tus, an as­pir­ing ac­tor. This is where the story re­ally un­folds.

Kimmy must ad­just to life in the Big Ap­ple with her knowl­edge of pop cul­ture and tech­nol­ogy dat­ing back to the 1990s. She finds a job, em­barks on the dat­ing scene, and tries to for­get her past life as one of the “In­di­ana Mole Women,” all while main­tain­ing a quirky and up­beat out­look on life.

This se­ries, writ­ten and pro­duced by Tina Fey, shares the odd­ball hu­mor that char­ac­ter­ized Fey’s show “30 Rock.” “Brides­maids” cast mem­ber El­lie Kem­per does an amaz­ing job play­ing Kimmy, and her char­ac­ter brings such whimsy to the show that it is hard to keep from smil­ing at the screen.

The cast of sup­port­ing char­ac­ters also makes this show great, lend­ing mo­ments of dark NYC hu­mor and hi­lar­i­ous pop cul­ture ref­er­ences. “Unbreakable Kimmy Sch­midt” is witty, un­ex­pected and will leave you singing the theme song for hours af­ter a good binge-watch­ing ses­sion.

As Kimmy would say, “hash­brown #Unbreakable Kimmy Sch­midt!”

For more in­for­ma­tion, ti­tle avail­abil­ity and read­ing rec­om­men­da­tions, visit www.ce­cil. ebranch.info, find Ce­cil County Pub­lic Li­brary on Face­book, or call or stop by any branch. Kate­lyn can be reached at km­cli­mans@cc­plnet.org.

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