Episodes: 52 (half-hour).
TV show dates: March 6, 2015 — January 25, 2019.
Series status: Ending.
Performers include: Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane, Jane Krakowski, Jon Hamm, Fred Armisen, and Mike Carlsen.
TV show description:
This off-beat, single-camera comedy series kicks off in 2014, when authorities free four young women from a doomsday cult in Durnsville, Indiana.
The Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Hamm) held Kimmy (Kemper), Cyndee (Sarah Chase), Gretchen (Lauren Adams), and Donna Maria (Sol Miranda) in an underground bunker for fifteen years and convinced them they were the sole survivors of the apocalypse.
Thrilled that the world is still here, Kimberly Cougar Schmidt — or Kimmy — takes it all in with wide-eyed wonder. After Matt Lauer interviews the “Indiana Mole Women” on Today, Kimmy rejects the label of “victim” and resolves to start anew in the Big Apple.
Now, armed with a bright smile, bedazzled sneakers, an eighth grade education, and her “Mole Fund” money (at least for a brief while), Kimmy takes on New York City, where she rents an apartment from Lillian Kaushtupper (Kane), a woman with a checkered past (and present), and a big heart.
Ronald Wilkerson, who goes by the name of Titus Andromedon (Burgess), is Kimmy’s roommate. Although at first, he is inclined to take advantage of Kimmy’s naïveté and generosity, upon realizing what a babe in the woods she is, and learning her history, he grows protective of her. And for her part, Kimmy inspires Titus to take another shot at his show business dreams.
After a false-start, Kimmy takes a job working as a nanny, for socialite Jacqueline Voorhees (Krakowski). The women met after Kimmy caught Jacqueline’s 10-year-old son, Buckley (Tanner Flood), shoplifting and returned him to his mother. It is through Kimmy, that Jacqueline realizes how unsatisfying her marriage is.
Along with her quirky circle of friends, Kimmy is ready to take on life and all it holds. After all, she is unbreakable.
Episode #52 — Kimmy Says Bye!
Titus is torn between living his dream and winning back Mikey. Lillian takes a final stand against gentrification. Kimmy has an influential fan.
First aired: January 25, 2019.
What do you think? Do you like the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt TV show? Do you think it should have ended with season four?