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This is why I love Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt:

"People love hearing terrible details of news tragedies.
One, it's titillating like a horror movie.
Two, it makes them feel like a good person because they care about a stranger.
Three, it makes people feel safe that it did not happen to them."

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We're only a few episodes in, but really enjoying it.

It's fun. There's a lot of jokes and you don't have to look at it too hard. Probably don't, or you'll suddenly note that the writers brings up prostitues a lot.
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I watched the whole thing in a sitting or two and have watched it a few times. I really enjoy the early episodes but towards the end when they just try making fun of my state all the time....it gets annoying.

I read a good criticism that the show while the show good at making fun of how white people think about black people, it then goes off and makes fun of the Vietnamese language with impunity.

Its your fault for having such lame bodegas. Stock some poppers and loose tuna. But none of that fancy Greek yogurt and UNexpired meat. That's just gentrification in the making.


I saw some criticism, but I wasn't sure if what I read I'd have considered to be good. There was the joke about Dong's name (which was more so a joke/satire about how what is normal in one culture isn't normal in another). Thinking back, I didn't see much that really seemed offensive about that story line and the character is an overall fairly positive portrayal.

I actually had to stop watching another fairly popular show (Two Broke Girls) in part due to the constant racist portrayals of Poles.

It's just the making fun of Vietnamese having the same word for random things. But the "6 Whining Americans" Friends theme was great!


I have watched 2BB in years.

But the chef is the only good thing about that show! Oh wait. Oleg is Ukrainian. Just as well as sexual harassment went the way of MASH. And Making fun of Poles went away with Archie Bunker. What's up with that.



I thought that Oleg was Russian, but it has been a while since I saw the show.

You'd be surprised, but I heard stupid Polish jokes a enough that I remember them. There was one apparently on Jimmy Kimmel a few years ago.

Even now there still is xenophobic Polish things occasionally on tv or in the news. I actually came across someone on a news program a couple of years ago bringing up a story a colleague someone had told them that Poles are antisemitic and get it "from their mother's milk". Plus there is the "Polish death camps"- controversy that the President stepped in a few years back and then again with the FBI director earlier this year.

I wish making fun or being derogatory towards us had gone out with Archie Bunker. It sees to still raise its terrible head every so often.


It's probably one of those things that's easier to notice when you're tuned to it. I'm privileged, so maybe I'll notice it now. My wife is from Newfoundland -- the citizens of which were always the butt of jokes in my youth. I'm not even clear if Newfie is pejorative.

love that show. for a goofy comedy it has real heart. There are two parts that almost make me tear up.

1. The part where she tells Jon Hamm "no. youre not gonna break me."
2.The part where she comes up from the bunker & sees sunlight for the first time in like 15 years, the look on her face.

It's hard to dislike Kimmy. Sure, she has a ridiculous run of luck after her abduction, but who wants to see a woman move to NYC and fail miserably?

well after being held hostage by a cult for 15 years she kinda deserves the luck, i think. was nothing but bad luck til she got out.

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LOOOOVEE. Kimmy Schmidt. Binge watched the whole thing twice. Really hope there'll be a season two. I need more people to watch it so they can understand all the random references I make haha.

I'm pretty Netflix committed to 2 seasons when they picked it up. NBC's loss.

It really is a terrific show. Quick, smart, subtle and fearless. Jon Hamm is excellent in it, too.

I should have know you'd be all over ut on account of Jon Hamm. Ha!

My wife was pleasantly surprised to see him.


I have heard nothing but good things about that show. I watched the first episode, and I cringed most of the way through it, because I hate seeing people get embarrassed :( But maybe there is a lesson in that for me?

I don't find it cringy. Silly and a bit mean towards Indiana as a Hoosier has pointed out to me.


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