Saturday, April 16, 2016

"This Is What Writers Mean When They Say They Want to Create a Live-Action Simpsons"

"The first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt didn't really have jokes like that. Unlike 30 Rock, UKS had a big concept that propelled the narrative forward: Kimmy's escape from the bunker, adjusting to normal life, and eventually participating in the trial against Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne. Though there were many very good jokes, more often than not they were little asides or spoken misdirections. When there were cutaways, they were to Kimmy's life in the bunker, which meant some of the joke energy was spent filling in the story of what the hell happened in there. The result was a very different tone for Fey and Carlock. I remember thinking how curious it was that they were doing a more character-focused comedy, as opposed to a 30 Rock-like joke machine.
"Season two is different."

Jesse David Fox at New York hails the return of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

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