Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 3) (2017)

Since its inception there’s always been something a little off about this Tina Fey-produced Netflix sitcom. It’s not just the story itself that makes it unusual (although I can say with some measure of confidence that there are no other sitcoms about an escaped cult victim re-entering modern life), but the humor and the show’s rhythm (no to mention its characters) have always been off-beat. After finishing this latest season I’d say those things are now exactly why the show feels like it’s running out of steam: Kimmy has grown a lot since the first season but still remains inaccessible to the audience, while the show continues to focus more on its supporting characters, who are each peculiar and unusual in their own ways. It’s all a bit much to take, and while the show continues to have its strong moments, this season felt like the air was slowly being let out.

Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)

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